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double chocolate chip donut with banana icing

Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts with Fresh Banana Icing

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 donuts 1x


These may be the most chocolatey and moist donuts you've ever tasted. Topped with fresh banana icing, your taste buds will thank you!




  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar (packed)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk (room temp)
  • 1 egg (room temp)
  • ½ cup coffee (room temp)
  • ½ tsp espresso powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup butter (melted)
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips (semi sweet)

Banana Icing

  • 1 large very ripe banana (mashed)
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
  • ¼ cup butter (room temp)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • sprinkles (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Grease donut pan and set aside.
  2. Prepare coffee, add espresso powder and stir. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Whisk until combined and there are no lumps. Add chocolate chips and stir.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, vanilla extract and coffee. It should resemble iced coffee.
  6. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and stir just until they are combined. Don't over stir!
  7. Stir in melted butter, again, just until they are combined. Don't over stir!
  8. Spoon or pipe batter into greased donut pan. Each should be no more than ¾ full.
    Donut pans filled with batter
  9. Bake for 9-10 minutes. If you insert a toothpick, it should come out clean.
    donut pan fresh out of the oven
  10. Let donuts cool, in the pan for 10-15 minutes and then remove from the pan, allowing them to cool on a bake rack for an additional 10 minutes, or until fully cooled.
    chocolate donuts on a cooling rack
  11. In a small bowl, mash banana and mix in lemon juice and yellow food coloring (that's optional).
  12. Cream butter with 1 cup of powdered sugar and vanilla with electric mixer.
  13. Add banana mixture and remaining powdered sugar and mix until combined. Don't over mix.
  14. By now, the donuts should be completely cool. Spread icing on each donut and top with sprinkles if you prefer.
  • Category: Dessert, Snack

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