Milk chocolate brownie cake donuts

Milk chocolate brownie cake donuts

Recipe by Nadia from My Big Spoon BlogCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


Baking time



This recipe is semi homemade and super easy! Plus chocolate glaze made from scratch makes them taste even better! I love donuts so you will see lots of cake donut recipes on my page as the time goes on. I used my new silicone donut baking forms to bake them and I’m obsessed! They’re so easy to use and easy to clean. If you’re using metal donut pan make sure you give it a good spray with cooking spray. This recipe makes 12 cake donuts.
All right, let’s do some baking!

Ingredients for cake batter

  • 1 box of Milk Chocolate Brownie mix (I used Betty Crocker brand)

  • 3 tablespoons of milk

  • 1/2 cup apple sauce

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon of corn starch

  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder

  • cooking spray to spray donut forms

  • Glaze ingredient list
  • 1 cup of confection sugar

  • 2 tablespoons of milk

  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Spray donut forms with cooking spray and set on top of cooking sheet if using silicone kind, because forms are very flexible and batter will spill.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, apple sauce, vegetable oil and milk. Using mixer or a whisk mix well for about a minute.
  • In a separate bowl combine brownie mix, baking powder and corn starch.
  • Add dry mixture into the wet mixture. Mix to combine into consistent batter but do not over do it or it won’t rise well.
  • Fill donut forms dividing batter evenly, use 1/4 cup measuring cup or ice cream scoop.
  • Bake for 23 minutes, cool for 5-7 minutes, turn upside down on cooking sheet and gently tap and wiggle forms to get donuts out.
  • Place donuts without touching on a serving plate and prepare chocolate glaze.
  • Glaze
  • In a medium bowl combine confection sugar, milk and cocoa powder.
  • Mix glaze with soft spatula until it reaches creamy consistence.
  • Spread glaze over each donut. It will harden some pretty quickly and won’t be sticky to the touch.
  • If you’re adding sprinkles make sure glaze is still tacky when putting sprinkles on or they won’t stick! So I just glaze one and add sprinkles, then repeat!
    And that’s it!
    Enjoy your homemade dessert and please let me know in comments if you’ve tried it!


  • If you’re putting sprinkles make sure you add them right after you spread glaze on each donut or they won’t stick by the time you are done glazing them all.
  • If glaze hardened and you like to add sprinkles, add light coat of new glaze on top of hardened coat then add sprinkles while glaze is still tacky!
  • I always use flour sifter to sift my dry ingredients such as flour, baking powder and boxed cake mixes. It makes texture of my baked goods much better.

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