chocolate fudge doughnuts

Chocolate Fudge Doughnuts

My chocolate fudge doughnuts are a chocaholic’s dream come true! Moist and rich chocolatey doughnuts topped with a fudgy chocolate glaze and then even more chocolate to decorate. Pure chocolate heaven!!

chocolate fudge doughnuts

An annual tradition

Every year for my birthday I request a chocolate fudge cake. It’s one of my all-time favourite cakes, and I love that it can be enjoyed not only as a slice of beautiful decadent cake but also warm and gooey with some vanilla ice cream. Mmmmmm.

When my children decided they wanted to start making my birthday cake for me, I decided I had to write down a recipe for them to follow. So my ultimate chocolate fudge cake recipe came into being! If you haven’t already checked it out, you really do need to! It is the only recipe you will ever need for the most amazing chocolate fudge cake ever!

chocolate fudge doughnuts

Variety is the spice of life

Of course, being a huge fan of chocolate fudge cake, and now falling more in love with my doughnut pan, it was just a matter of time before I combined the two to produce chocolate fudge doughnuts.

You guys, you really need to try these! These are rich, moist, and soft cakey chocolate doughnuts topped with the most silky smooth incredible chocolate fudge glaze in the world, and finally decorated with a white chocolate drizzle and chocolate curls.

A chocoholics best friend

I literally dream of these doughnuts and find myself waking up to a pillow covered in drool 😆

Seriously guys, make this for anyone who even vaguely likes chocolate, and you will have them eating out of your hand (pardon the pun!) for life! These beautiful chocolate fudge doughnuts are totally blow-your-mind incredible!

Enjoy, my friends, and happy baking! 😊

chocolate fudge doughnuts

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Chocolate Fudge Doughnuts

5 from 3 votes
Recipe by movers and bakers Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: A little effort


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Chocolate fudge doughnuts with a soft chocolate glaze, white chocolate and chocolate curls. Chocolate heaven!!


  • For the doughnuts
  • 130 g (¾ cup + 1 tbsp) plain (all purpose) flour

  • 90 g (¼ cup + 3 tbsp) caster sugar

  • 25 g (3 tbsp + 2 tsp) cocoa powder

  • ½ tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 90 ml (¼ cup + 2 tbsp) milk

  • 1 lrg egg

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 30 g (2 tbsp) butter, melted, plus extra for brushing your doughnut pan

  • 90 ml (¼ cup + 2 tbsp) boiling water

  • ½ tsp espresso powder (optional)

  • For the glaze and decoration
  • 100 g (¼ cup + 3 tbsp) icing (powdered) sugar

  • 4 tsp cocoa powder

  • 30 g (2 tbsp) butter, melted

  • 2-4 tbsp milk, as needed

  • melted white chocolate, optional to decorate

  • chocolate curls, optional to decorate


  • Preheat your oven to 180C/350F and prepare your doughnut pan by brushing it with some melted butter then set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together your flour, caster sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarb and salt. Whisk lightly to combine, then set aside. In a separate bowl or ideally a large jug, tip in your milk, egg and vanilla and whisk. Gradually add in your melted butter, whisking as you go so your butter doesn’t solidify when it hits the cold ingredients in your jug. Pour your wet ingredients into your dry and whisk together to combine.
  • Mix together your espresso powder, if using, with your boiling water, then gradually add it to your chocolate mixture, whisking until you have a beautiful shiny and silky mixture. Pour this mixture back into your jug and then pour into your prepared doughnut pan, making sure to fill no more than ⅔ full. Bake in your preheated oven for 9-10 minutes until lightly springy and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in the pan for a few minutes before CAREFULLY (they’re delicate doughnuts!) removing and leaving on a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • To make the chocolate fudge glaze, put your icing sugar, cocoa powder and melted butter in a small bowl with 2 tbsp milk. Mix and add more milk as needed to get the consistency you want. If your glaze looks slightly split, pop it in the microwave for 5 seconds or so then whisk it vigorously. It should be a beautiful smooth and shiny chocolate glaze when ready.
  • Carefully dip one side of each doughnut in your glaze, being careful not to break the delicate doughnuts, smoothing the edges as needed. Decorate with a drizzle of white chocolate over one side of each doughnut and top the drizzle with a few chocolate curls. Enjoy!

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  1. Hi Andrea ! Love your tik tok and your account ! I was thinking to do eggless choc fudge doughnuts .. if I used apple sauce, would that help ? Hope you can help me with this Dilema ! Kind regards Ravi

    • Hi Ravi, thank you so much! I’ve never made my doughnuts eggless I’m afraid, so I’m not too sure. I am working on an eggless doughnut recipe at the moment, so will share it as soon as I can. If you try it with applesauce, please let me know how they turn out! 😊

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