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Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts with Fall Sprinkles

If you know me in real life, you know I LOVE to bake! Can anyone say gingerbread donuts? Mmmm! Before the kiddos came along, my baking skills were wasted as the hubs doesn’t exactly have my same level of sweet tooth. Le sigh. Haha! Luckily, my both babies love a good sweet treat as much as there mama does and while I, obviously, don’t give them sugar ALL the time, a little treat every once and a while is ok by me. So, these fall-ready donuts are right up our family’s alley! And since I bet you have some sweets fans in your house too, I know you’re going to want to try out this delicious homemade donuts recipe. Plus, who doesn’t love gingerbread this time of year?!

Gingerbread Donuts

This recipe is adapted from The Comfort of Cooking

gingerbread donuts ingredients


1 cup all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons molasses
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a standard size 6-cup donut pan.

2.  In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves. Mix well.


3. In a separate smaller bowl, combine buttermilk, oil, molasses, egg and vanilla. Mix well.

4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Do not over-mix or your donuts could be tough. Batter should be lumpy. Spoon batter equally into the 6 donut pan cups.

donut pan

5. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean.

6. Allow donuts to cool completely then dip in dark chocolate gaze and finish with an assortment of Halloween sprinkles.

gingerbread donuts

Dark Chocolate Glaze:

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (3/4 cup)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon whole milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup

gingerbread donuts recipe


Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in milk and corn syrup. Use immediately.

chocolate glaze donut

Dark Chocolate Glaze recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

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