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Homemade Chocolate Donuts with Peppermint Glaze

Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 54 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 6


  • Donuts:
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract
  • 15 peppermint disks or canes


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a donut pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients for the donuts.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients.
  • Fold wet ingredients into dry just until incorporated.
  • Use a funnel to transfer the batter into the donut pan until 2/3 full.
  • Bake 11-14 minutes until springy and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow donuts to cool in pan for 10-15 minutes
  • Place peppermint candy in a food processor and pulse until crushed.
  • Combine glaze ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Dip the top of the donuts in the glaze and place on a wire rack to cool.
  • After glaze has set, dip a second time and dust with crushed peppermint candy.