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Zucchini Doughnuts topped with sprinkles.

Chocolate Zucchini Doughnuts

These chocolate zucchini doughnuts with walnuts, have a cake like texture. They are baked, dunked in a decadent chocolate glaze and topped with sprinkles.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Chocolate Zucchini Doughnuts
Servings 24 doughnuts
Calories 154kcal
Author Marisa


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 whole cup milk
  • 1 cup grated zucchini from 1 small zucchini
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 4 tablespoons whole milk
  • chocolate sprinkles or any other of your choice


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 2 inch doughnut pan with a nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large size bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy.
  • Add in the eggs, vanilla and beat until well combined.
  • Stir in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Stating and ending with the flour mixture.
  • Add in the zucchini and the nuts. Stir till combined.
  • Spoon the doughnut batter into a large resealable plastic bag. Snip off one corner of the bag and pipe the batter into the prepared pans, filling the doughnut rings only half way through.
  • Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly touched.
  • When ready, let the doughnuts rest in the pan for a few minutes then gently loosen around the edges and carefully invert onto a cooling rack.
  • Cool and spray the doughnut pans with nonstick spray between batches.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the icing sugar, cocoa powder, corn syrup and whole milk.
  • To coat the doughnuts with the chocolate glaze you can either dunk them in the glaze, letting any excess drip off or simply spoon the chocolate glaze over the doughnuts.
  • Place the doughnuts on a wire rack with a cookie sheet underneath to catch any drippings.
  • Top with the sprinkles of your choice.


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg