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Easy Chocolate Cake Donuts [With Step by Step Photos]

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These Chocolate Cake Donuts are really easy to make. This recipe for chocolate cake donuts only takes 3 ingredients!

My homemade chocolate cake donuts come out perfect every time! And they are easy to make with just a few ingredients.

finished chocolate cake donuts with chocolate sprinkles

There are so many ways to make these baked donuts unique to whoever is eating them. Like adding chocolate chips into the batter, or even to the top of each donut allowing them to melt a bit.

Or you can add a little vanilla extract into the wet ingredients to give these baked doughnuts an extra burst of flavor. These easy homemade baked chocolate donuts are don’t in about 15 minutes. The chocolate flavor is enough to curve even the most extreme chocolate craving.

finished chocolate cake donuts with chocolate sprinkles

What Do I Need To Make Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake Donuts?

The great thing about these chocolate cake donuts is that you only need 3 things that you probably already have in the house.

  • your favorite chocolate cake mix
  • vegetable oil
  • eggs

These fluffy donuts and their chocolaty flavor is the perfect Sunday treat, or make them weekly for a quick and easy breakfast. Just make sure to store them in an airtight container. Enjoy them with hot coffee or a cold glass of milk.

With this chocolate cake donuts recipe, you only have a few simple steps to the best batch of donuts you will ever put your lips on!

finished chocolate cake donuts with chocolate sprinkles

Are Cake Donuts The Same As Cake?

Essentially yes, yeast donuts are more like bread. Sweet, delicious bread. And of course cake donuts have the texture and consistency of cake.

finished chocolate cake donuts with chocolate sprinkles

Can I Make Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Donuts?

You cure can! Here is what you will need to make the chocolate cake donuts gluten free.

gluten free cake mix

You will need a silicone donut pan which eliminates the need for nonstick spray. You can even make donut holes with this chocolate cake donut recipe. Roll them in melted chocolate or powdered sugar for a real treat that will become everyone’s favorite recipe and the cure to any donut cravings!

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chocolate cake donuts made with box cake with chocolate sprinkles on top, on a white plate with a red napkin under it
Yield: 12 Cocolate Cake Donuts

Easy Chocolate Cake Donuts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These donuts are easy to make and absolutely delicious. Baked chocolate cake donuts dipped in chocolate, with sprinkles, who knew?


  • 1 box chocolate of cake mix
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 425, and gather your ingredients. box cake in a bowl next to oil and eggs
  2. In a large bowl whisk the oil, eggs, and cake. Eggs and oil in a clear bowl with cake mix
  3. Mix well. Eggs and oil in a clear bowl with cake mix
  4. Use a piping bag or freezer bag and fill with the donut mixture. using piping bag to fill donut pan
  5. Pipe into the doughnut pan, filling the wells of the donut pan 2/3 full. full pink donut pan for chocolate cake donuts
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Top with your favorite toppings, like chocolate ganache, chocolate glaze, rainbow sprinkles, or even chocolate sprinkles. finished chocolate cake donuts with chocolate sprinkles


The easiest way to add sprinkles is to allow them to cool a bit.

Dip the tops of the chocolate cake donut into melted chocolate or a glaze and then into the sprinkles so that they will stick.

Alternatively, you can sprinkle them on top of the donut batter and bake them on the chocolate cake donuts.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 258Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 31mgSodium 330mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 1gSugar 19gProtein 3g

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