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Fried mini doughnuts are dipped in a chocolate glaze and topped with chocolate sprinkles. They’re perfect for a weekend breakfast or a fun dessert.

If you hang out on social media at all, you are probably very aware of the hashtag #tbt. If you’re not aware of that hastag, allow me to enlighten you.

#Tbt stands for “Throwback” Thursday. This Twitter and Instagram “holiday” compels people to share photos from an earlier time in their lives. If you do a quick quick search for this hashtag you’ll find photos of awesome 80’s fashion, old school toys – hello, Lite-Brite and old school candy!

I loved me some Hubba Bubba Bubble Jugs and Push Pops. I totally searched for Hubba Bubba Jugs a few weeks ago to discover they discontinued those jugs of powdery gum years ago. Girl ain’t gonna lie, if I found them online, they were most definitely going to be purchased.

Chocolate Glazed Donut Photo | My Baking Addiction

While I’m definitely not going to be sharing 80’s photos of me with a sweet perm and ridiculously high bangs, I am all about sharing recipes that remind me of my childhood.

Earlier this month I posted a recipe for Honey Bun Cake which got me feeling all nostalgic about baking with my Nana. And I thought, why not share a couple #tbt recipes per month? I’ll be digging through family cookbooks and Nana’s recipe box to share some of our family faves with you, and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

While discussing this topic with Eric, he immediately grabbed his grandma’s cookbook and started flagging recipes that we needed to make and share. First on his list were his Grandma’s donuts – which happened to be a Crisco Donut Recipe from 1916 that was passed down from his great-grandmother.

This recipe seemed like a great place to start, so we rolled up our sleeves, made the dough, cut out shapes and did some deep frying! And because in Eric’s book a donut is not a donut unless it’s dipped in chocolate, that’s exactly what we did – and added some sprinkles of course!

Chocolate Glazed Donut Recipe | My Baking AddictionEric enjoyed these Chocolate Glazed Donuts every Christmas during his childhood, and they even graced the breakfast table after a special sleepover. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

If you happen to get a little inspired to create and share your own #tbtrecipe, be sure to tag me Instagram (@jamiemba) and Twitter (@bakingaddiction) – we’d love to see your creations!

Chocolate Glazed Donut Photo | My Baking Addiction

Chocolate Glazed Donuts

Yield: about 20 small donuts
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Fried mini doughnuts are dipped in a chocolate glaze and topped with chocolate sprinkles. They’re perfect for a weekend breakfast or a fun dessert.


  • 3 teaspoons Crisco shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon homemade pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 4 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream sugar and shortening together. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix on medium speed until combined.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and homemade pumpkin pie spice.
  3. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk to the first mixture. Mixture should be very soft.
  4. Form into a ball, place on a well floured board and roll to one-half inch thickness. Cut into donut shapes. I used a small biscuit cutter for the large circle and piping tip for the hole.
  5. Heat plenty of canola oil in a large pot until the temperature reaches 375° F. Do not allow the oil to get much hotter than 375° F. It's a good idea to keep the thermometer in the pan to continually monitor the temperature.
  6. Gently ease 2-3 mini donuts into the hot oil. Allow them to cook 2 minutes on each side; they will brown very quickly.
  7. Remove donuts from the oil with a slotted spoon. Allow the excess oil to drip back into the pan.
  8. Place donuts immediately on several layers of paper towels. Flip them over to drain the oil from the other side.
  9. Repeat frying process with remaining donuts.
  10. Allow doughnuts to cool. If desired, dip one side of donuts into chocolate glaze and top with chocolate sprinkles.

For the Chocolate Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, warm the heavy cream until very hot, but not boiling.
  2. Place chocolate chips in a heat safe bowl. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and allow it to sit for about 5 minutes. Whisk the cream and chocolate until smooth and thoroughly combined. Whisk in the corn syrup, and vanilla.
  3. Dip one side of donut into chocolate glaze.
  4. If desired, top with chocolate sprinkles.


My Baking Addiction slightly adapted from Crisco

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Thursday 10th of March 2016

Do you use yellow crisco or white ?


Thursday 10th of March 2016

Maria- I used the white Crisco. Thanks for stopping by. -Jamie

geetika khattri

Monday 9th of March 2015

can we make chocolate glaze without corn syrup...


Tuesday 13th of January 2015

Can I bake it instead of frying it?


Wednesday 14th of January 2015

Abbie- These donuts are best fried but you might give this recipe a try for baked donuts: Thanks for visiting!



Monday 10th of November 2014

i should so not be looking through all these recipes at 3am because it is making my mouth water, these look so yummy! cannot wait to try the recipe out :D


Tuesday 11th of November 2014

Zed- Thanks for visiting!



Monday 13th of October 2014

thanks for the lovely recipe. but can i freeze the dough?


Monday 13th of October 2014

Bree- I would not recommend freezing this dough. Thanks for stopping by. -Jamie

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