Belle of the Kitchen | Chocolate Donuts with Strawberry Frosting

Chocolate Donuts with Strawberry Frosting

These Chocolate Donuts with Strawberry Frosting are the perfect treat for breakfast or dessert! The Strawberry Frosting is creamy and so delicious, too!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 611kcal
Author Ashlyn Edwards | Belle of the Kitchen


For the donuts:

  • 2/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa
  • 1 3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar, white or cider
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

For the frosting:

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


For the donuts:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease the wells of two standard donut pans.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips. Set aside.
  • In a large measuring cup or medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and vinegar. Add the wet ingredients, along with the melted butter to the dry ingredients, stirring to blend; there's no need to beat the batter, just make sure everything is well-combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared pans, filling them between 3/4 and full.
  • Bake the donuts for 12 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean. Remove the donuts from the oven, and allow to cool slightly. Loosen donuts at their edges and then turn the pan upside down over a rack, and gently let the donuts fall onto the rack.

For the frosting:

  • Place strawberries in the bowl of a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  • Cream together butter and one cup of powdered sugar until smooth and well combined. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar, beating well after each addition. Add in 1/2 cup of strawberry puree and the vanilla extract, and beat until combined. Add more strawberry puree for a thinner frosting, or more powdered sugar to thicken, if desired. Spread evenly over the top of the donuts and garnish with fresh strawberries.



Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 475mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 14.2mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2.1mg