Chocolate Glazed Donuts

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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 Donuts

Yield: about 20 small donuts

Prep Time: 25 minutes


  • 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

For the Glaze

  • 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

35 Responses to “Chocolate Glazed Donuts”

  1. Debbie — September 18, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I love the idea of posting vintage recipes!!!!!!!!!!


    • Jamie — September 18, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Me too, Debbie! I am so excited for these upcoming posts! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Jen @ Baked by an Introvert — September 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Old family recipes are always the best. The sad thing for me is no matter how hard I try, how exact I follow the recipe, it never turns out like grandmas. She can even walk me through her recipes step by step and it will still be a far cry from what hers tastes like. Grandma pours some serious magic into her recipes I tell ya.
    Anywho, I love these donuts! Pinned!


    • Jamie — September 18, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      I totally agree with you Jen! Grandma’s version is always the best! Thanks for visiting!

  3. Kristen — September 18, 2014 at 9:12 am

    These doughnuts are gorgeous, Jamie!


    • Jamie — September 18, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      Thanks so much, Kristen – I appreciate you stopping by!

  4. Cookbook Queen — September 18, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Throwback recipes are my favorite kind. LOVE these gorgeous donuts!


    • Jamie — September 18, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Mine too! I am pretty excited to be sharing some old school recipes! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 18, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    These are so pretty!! Loving this recipe!


    • Jamie — September 18, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Thanks so much, Katrina!

  6. These are SO cute; they look absolutely perfect and wayyy to tempting! I love the idea of sharing more old passed-along recipes; they all have so many memories attached to them. :)


    • Jamie — September 18, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Thanks for visiting, Alexandra!

  7. Lindsay — September 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Yummy … these look amazing! My daughter would love these!


    • Jamie — September 18, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by – have a great night!

  8. Liz @ Floating Kitchen — September 18, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Looks delicious. I don’t want to re-live the 80s in any sense, but I can get down with this throw back recipe! YUM!


    • Jamie — September 18, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Me either! Thanks for stopping by, Liz!

  9. Jessica @ Sweet Menu — September 18, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Oooh chocolate glazed donuts are my favourite!!!


    • Jamie — September 19, 2014 at 9:41 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Jessica!

  10. Leighann — September 19, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Hi Jamie,

    This looks absolutely heavenly!! I want to try it as my hubby loves donuts, esp the chocolatey kind… However, here in South Africa, we dont have crisco shortening or light corn syrup. Can you suggest an alternative to these? Love your site btw.. :-)


    • Jamie — September 20, 2014 at 10:19 am

      Hi Leighann,
      I would substitute butter for the shortening and for the corn syrup try substituting simple syrup – 1 cup sugar with 1/4 cup water, heated until sugar is dissolved. Use 2 tablespoons of simple syrup for the corn syrup. I hope this helps.


  11. Tiffany — September 19, 2014 at 10:17 am

    These doughnuts are beautiful and I’m sure they taste just as good!


  12. Jessi — September 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    These look delicious! I wonder if they would be just as good baked? Thoughts?


  13. Erin @ Simple, Sweet & Savory — September 22, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Awww, I miss Lite-Brites! And the necklace charms thingies. But oh man, these donuts look insane! I could devour like 10 of these right now. Pinning to try this weekend. Can’t wait!!


    • Jamie — September 24, 2014 at 11:12 am

      Thanks for visiting Erin!


  14. Bree — October 13, 2014 at 5:10 am

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


    • Jamie — October 13, 2014 at 10:53 am

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

    • Bree — October 13, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      Thank you. can i substitute shortening with butter & leave out light corn syrup?

    • Jamie — November 19, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      I have never tried this substitution, so I can’t tell you how the recipe would turn out. Sorry I am not more of a help.

  15. Zed — November 10, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    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


    • Jamie — November 11, 2014 at 8:52 am

      Thanks for visiting!


  16. abbie — January 13, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Can I bake it instead of frying it?


  17. geetika khattri — March 9, 2015 at 5:13 am

    can we make chocolate glaze without corn syrup…


  18. Maria — March 10, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Do you use yellow crisco or white ?


    • Jamie — March 10, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      I used the white Crisco. Thanks for stopping by.

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