Double Chocolate Donuts

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Just wait until you sink your teeth into these decadent double chocolate donuts with a luscious and rich 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.

A try of 5 chocolate donuts topped with chocolate ganache. Then topped with festive Easter sprinkle colors next to a bottle of almond milk.

And don’t make the mistake I used too… one batch isn’t 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

  • gluten free all purpose flour — we use Mama’s Almond Blend or Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Mix; your favorite gluten free blend should work too. Side note– we purchase our Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Mix in bulk here to save money.
  • dark brown sugar
  • xanthan gum-– omit if this or guar gum is in your gluten free all purpose flour blend
  • salt
  • cocoa powder
  • baking powder— use fresh powder, baking powder looses its potency after 6 months
  • vanilla extract
  • egg— if you are egg free skip adding this in. There are only small differences without the egg… yes, this was accidentally forgotten a time or two.
  • dairy free butter — we bake with the Earth Balance Butter Sticks in a red box. They are vegan and soy free too.
  • unsweetened chocolate almond milk
  • ganache chocolate— we use our 2 ingredient ganache frosting recipe here. For this donut frosting I half my chocolate ganache recipe and have enough to frost a double batch of donuts (12). Ingredients for this ganache recipe are dairy free dark chocolate morsels and coconut cream.
  • sprinklesalways check your sprinkle ingredients. Milk is a common added ingredient. 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. For Christmas we’ve used these. Valentine’s Day these. Easter and spring time donuts look festive with these and definitely these sprinkles with bunnies and carrots. And for Halloween I use these.

double chocolate donut recipe tips

  • donut pan— years ago we purchased an inexpensive Norpro non-stick donut pan. If you are shopping for a donut pan, I suggest purchasing two of these Norpro pans here.
  • Ziploc sandwich bag— transfer the dough to a Ziploc bag. Cut off a bottom corner and pipe the donut batter into donut cavity. This hack is much easier than using a spoon; which gets messy.
  • allow the donuts to completely cool in the donut pan before removing. Using a sharp knife cut around the edge of each donut to loosen
  • after dipping donuts into a bowl of chocolate ganache top with sprinkles and enjoy
  • these donuts taste best when consumed within the first couple days of being baked
  • store leftover baked donuts in an air tight container
  • you will have 1/4 cup or so leftover ganache. We enjoy our extra ganache atop pancakes or waffles.
A blue plate with double chocolate donuts topped with chocolate ganache frosting and pink and white sprinkles.
A tray of 5 chocolate donuts after they've been dipped in chocolate ganache frosting and topped with festive Easter colored sprinkles.
A serving plate filled with 6 double chocolate donuts topped with chocolate ganache and Halloween themed sprinkles.
5 double chocolate donuts on a platter with chocolate ganache frosting topped with festive Christmas sprinkles next to a jar of candy canes.

Can you believe just how festive and delicious these donuts look? Enjoy them without the sprinkles or dress them up for any occasion.

more gluten + dairy free donut recipes:

  • oreo donuts— these are absolutely mouthwatering. You will thank yourself for baking a batch of these.
  • fruity pebble donuts— here’s a moist donut recipe that puts the fun in breakfast.
  • old fashioned sour cream donuts— these taste just like you remember enjoying as a kid. These classic donuts are delicious and full of nostalgia.

reader favorite dinner reicpes

  • homemade sloppy joes— here’s the best dinner-on-the-go recipe. This easy recipe is ready in minutes and served with warm gluten free buns for a delicious meal. We make extra meat sauce to enjoy for lunch leftovers the next day.
  • mini chicken pot pies— you’ll enjoy comfort food at it’s best with this recipe. And the crust is so easy to work with while the filling is so mouthwatering.
  • cozy soup roundup–this roundup includes 4 must-try gluten and dairy free soups
  • oven roasted salmon— this family favorite recipe is loaded in flavor.
chocolate donuts with chocolate sprinkles on top


There’s no doubt 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.

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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, packed
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum (omit if your all purpose gf blend has this or guar gum
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ c cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, room temperature omit if necessary
  • 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.


  • Alene May 23, 2021 at 9:23 am

    I don’t want to buy a half gallon of lactose free chocolate milk as there are only two of us here, and no children. Can I mix my own chocolate milk and use that instead? I have lactose free milk which I can process without problems. Thank you!

    • Jill May 24, 2021 at 4:18 pm

      Thanks for reaching out. Yes– you can make your chocolate milk. We hope you enjoy these baked donuts, Jill


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