Double Chocolate Donuts

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Just wait until you sink your taste buds into these double chocolate donuts with chocolate ganache frosting. Prepare yourself for a fudgy, yet fluffy, and deliciously moist breakfast treat.

And honestly you’ve never tasted a donut unless you’ve had it frosted with dairy free chocolate ganache. Talk about a decadent treat. Every bite is perfectly amazing.

Double chocolate donuts with pink and white sprinkles on them for Valentine's Day.

And don’t make the mistake I used too… one batch won’t be enough. Plan now to double this recipe. You won’t regret it. These double chocolate donuts with chocolate ganache are the best. And they bake perfectly every.single.time.

double chocolate donut ingredients and tips

  • first is a donut pan. And years ago I purchased a Norpro non-stick donut pan. Because we love donuts so much I recently I bought 2 more donut pans from Wilton. I was excited to make donuts twice as fast with more pans in my double oven. And guess what? I’m still exclusively baking donuts in my Norpro pan. This pan has deeper donut holes than the Wilton pans do. I prefer my donuts to be of similar size to store bought and the Norpro pan does that. If you are shopping for a donut pan, I suggest purchasing two of these Norpro pans here.
  • next gluten free all purpose flour — I typically use Mama’s Almond Blend or Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Mix; however your favorite should work too
  • dark brown sugar
  • xanthan gun (omit if your all gluten free all purpose flour has this)
  • salt
  • cocoa powder
  • baking powder
  • vanilla extract
  • an egg (if you are egg free skip adding this in). There are only small differences without the egg… yes I accidentally forgot to add it once…or twice. These double chocolate donuts still taste amazing without it.
  • dairy free butter — I bake with Earth Balance Butter Sticks. They are soy free too.
  • unsweetened chocolate almond milk
  • lastly for the ganache chocolate frosting check out my ganache frosting post here. You can read about everything regarding dairy free chocolate ganache. For this donut frosting I halved my chocolate ganache recipe and had enough to frost a double batch of donuts (12). Ingredients for this donut recipe are dairy free dark chocolate morsels and coconut cream.
  • optional toppings: gluten and dairy free donut toppings are endless, y’all. However always check your sprinkle ingredients. Milk is a common ingredient. Surprisingly, I have had good luck finding safe options on Amazon like these for Christmas, and for Halloween I use these. The Valentine’s Day sprinkles are these. The brand, Sweets Indeed, offer sprinkles in a variety of colors and fun shapes. You can purchase them on Amazon or through their website here.
A blue plate with double chocolate donuts topped with chocolate ganache frosting and pink and white sprinkles.
5 double chocolate donuts on a platter with chocolate ganache frosting topped with festive Christmas sprinkles next to a jar of candy canes.
A serving plate filled with 6 double chocolate donuts topped with chocolate ganache and Halloween themed sprinkles.

more gluten + dairy free donut recipes:

  • oreo donuts that are absolutely mouthwatering. You will thank yourself for baking a batch of these.
  • these fruity pebble donuts have been blowing up Instagram. They definitely put the fun in breakfast!
  • old fashioned sour cream donuts just like you remember eating as a kid. These classic donuts are delicious and full of nostalgia.
chocolate donuts with chocolate sprinkles on top

Lastly, these double chocolate donuts are so moist and fudgy. They are the perfect breakfast treat. And your family and guests will be stunned to know they’re gluten and dairy free.

Definitely tag me on Instagram when you make one of my recipes @eatingglutenanddairyfree. I wanna see your food. And follow me on Pinterest. New gluten and dairy free pins are being added weekly. Lastly, if you’re traveling soon be sure to check out the food travel guide on my website and Pinterest. Take care!

Eat well and feel well,


Double Chocolate Donuts

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Servings: 6 donuts
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free


  • 1 c gluten free all purpose flour see suggestions in post
  • ¾ c dark brown sugar
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum (omit if your all purpose flour has this)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ c cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp dairy free butter, melted
  • ½ c dairy free chocolate milk (unsweetened almond milk works perfectly)

Chocolate Donut Ganache

  • 1 c dairy free dark chocolate morsels
  • 5.4 oz can coconut cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • If your donut pan in not nonstick then spray it and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients.
  • In a small bowl mix wet ingredients.
  • Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients and mix. Do not over mix.
  • Place donut mix in a Ziploc bag. Cut off a bag corner. Pipe donut batter into donut pan.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 10-11 minutes. Watch carefully so donuts don't over bake.
  • While the donuts bake, prepare the chocolate ganache. Place the coconut cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour chocolate morsels into a medium size bowl and set aside.
  • Once coconut cream is hot and almost beginning to boil but isn't boiling, pour over chocolate morsels. Allow to sit for 2 minutes.
  • After a 2 minute wait stir coconut cream and morsels until well combined. Allow to cool until thickened for donut frosting.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • Then remove donuts from pan and allow to cool on a rack.
  • After donuts have cooled, dip them in ganache.
  • If using sprinkles, allow ganache to set for a few minutes before placing sprinkles or any other toppings.
  • Store donuts in an airtight container up to a few days thou they are the best the day of.


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