Chocolate Christmas Donuts

These Christmas donuts are fluffy baked chocolate donuts coated in chocolate frosting then topped with crushed peppermint candy canes. A fun and festive dessert that’s perfect for Christmas breakfast!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate donuts, christmas donuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 245kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water

For the chocolate frosting:

  • 1 cup confectioners powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • crushed up candy cane


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray your donut pans with nonstick spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt with a hand mixer or spoon.
  • Make a well in the middle and add in vegetable oil, vanilla and water. Continue mixing until donut batter is smooth.
  • Pour the batter into donut pans, about 2/3 of the way up. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they come out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before frosting.
  • Now it's time to make the chocolate frosting. In a bowl combine powdered sugar and butter and mix with hand mixer until creamed well. Add milk and cocoa powder and continue to mix until glossy.
  • Once the donuts have cooled down, remove from pan and gently dip them into the frosting or use a knife to spread on top of each donut. Sprinkle crushed up candy cane on top of each.


Calories: 245kcal