Mini Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

For the full experience, make this recipe with the Drop Recipes app.

recipe by Drop

  • Time icon
    Total Time
  • Serves icon
  • Calories icon
based on 12 ratings

A mini doughnut pan is a game-changer. These chocolate cake doughnuts are nothing fancy: just a quick and delicious entry-level doughnut that comes out soft and sweet and a little crumbly.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    50g (about 4 tbsp)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    160g (about 1¼ cups)
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
    20g (about 3¾ tbsp)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    about ½ teaspoon (2g)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    about ½ teaspoon (2g)
  • Salt icon
    about ½ teaspoon (3g)
  • Egg icon
    1 (50g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    2 tsp (10ml)
  • Sour cream icon
    Sour cream
    115ml (½ cup)
  • Milk icon
    78ml (5¼ tbsp)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    2 tbsp (28g)
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    125g (about 1 cup)
  • Milk icon
    1.5 tbsp (22ml)


  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Microwave
  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Mini doughnut pan
  • kCook icon Small glass bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 175°C
  2. Prepare a clean mini doughnut pan
  3. Add granulated sugar, all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt to a clean large mixing bowl
  4. Whisk together
  5. Add egg, vanilla extract, sour cream and milk to the batter
  6. Mix well
  7. Add unsalted butter to a clean small glass bowl
  8. Melt in microwave
  9. Mix content of small glass bowl into batter
  10. Transfer batter to mini doughnut pan
  11. Bake - 10 min, 175°C
  12. Transfer onto cooling rack
  13. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract to a clean small bowl
  14. Mix in milk to the glaze
  15. Glaze
Open in app

Download the free Drop Recipes app to follow this recipe step by step in your kitchen.