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Homemade Dunkin' Donuts Chocolate Glazed Donut (Copycat)

Follow this chocolate glazed doughnut recipe for homemade doughnuts baked to perfection and topped with the easiest, most delicious chocolate glaze —dunkin donuts style.

August 3, 2021
Dunkin' Donuts Chocolate Glazed DonutPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Medium
Servings 8 people
Preparation 180 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Total 190 mins



  1. Add the flour, granulated sugar, salt, and active dried yeast to the bowl of an electric stand mixer.
  2. Heat one cup of milk and 4 tablespoons of butter in a measuring jug, and stir in one tablespoon vanilla extract once everything’s melted.
  3. With a dough hook attached, mix the dry ingredients on low speed while slowly adding the milk mixture until a dough ball is formed. You should add an extra tablespoon of milk If the dough is too dry.
  4. Now increase the speed of the stand-mixer to medium, so the dough becomes shiny and smooth but saggy (6-8 minutes).
  5. Then transfer this dough to a mixing bowl rubbed with a flavorless oil like vegetable oil and turn it around till lightly coated before covering with plastic wrap. Then leave to rise to double for about 2 hours.
  6. Once the dough doubles, transfer it to a floured work surface and roll out to half an inch thick.
  7. Use a three inch round cutter to cut out your doughnut circles and a smaller cutter to cut out the doughnut holes. To cut out more doughnuts,re-roll the leftover dough.
  8. Cover the resulting 12-14 doughnuts with plastic wrap and allow them to rise for 20-30 minutes at room temperature.
  9. Add 2-3 inches of oil into a deep pan and heat over medium-high heat until the oil reaches 350 °F.
  10. Carefully add 3 to 4 doughnuts at a time to this hot oil and fry their one side for two minutes until lightly browned. Next, flip the doughnuts to fry the other side and transfer to paper towels to drain. Repeat for all the doughnuts.
  11. Make the milk chocolate glaze by whisking powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a medium bowl before adding 3 tablespoons of milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Whisk till silky smooth, adding more milk if desired for a more dippable texture.
  12. Dip the fresh and warm doughnuts in this glaze and let any excess drip off before placing on a wire rack to dry and harden. Add sprinkles if using and enjoy your homemade dunkin donuts chocolate glazed donut.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Dunkin' Donuts Chocolate Glazed Donut
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Protein 4.6 g9.2%
Total Fat 21.4 g27.4%
Cholesterol 11 mg3.7%
Sodium 217 mg9.4%
Potassium 90 mg1.9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • When mixing the dry ingredients in the stand mixer bowl, add the yeast and salt on opposite sides to avoid accidentally deactivating the yeast.
  • Avoid the cookie cutters sticking to the doughnut dough by dusting them in flour before use.
  • When rolling the dough, make sure it’s not thicker than half an inch, as the homemade donuts puff up quite a bit after frying.
  • As the oil needs to be super hot for this recipe, you must exercise caution to avoid splash burns and keep a close eye on the stove at all times.
  • For perfectly cooked chocolate glazed doughnuts, use a candy thermometer to ensure your oil temperature stays around 350 °F.
  • Make this fluffy doughnut recipe ahead of time by making and refrigerating the cut doughnut circles the day before. Also having them come to room temperature and rise for about thirty minutes before frying as directed.
  • To make these chocolate iced donuts in the oven, bake them at about 350 °F for approximately fifteen minutes.
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This easy, dunkin doughnut copycat recipe teaches you how to make doughnuts with yeast, flour, milk, butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. The resulting homemade donuts are soft and light and can satisfy even the most stubborn sweet tooth.

How to Make Homemade Glazed Donuts?

Here’s how to make doughnuts step by step:

1. Donut Dough

Mix flour, granulated sugar, salt, and yeast on low speed in the stand-mixer and slowly add the heated mixture of milk, butter, and vanilla extract. Mix well until a dough ball is formed and increase speed to medium for 6-8 minutes until dough is shiny and smooth.

2. Shaping

Transfer dough to a mixing bowl coated with vegetable oil and leave to rise for 2 hours. Roll to ½ inch thickness on a floured work surface and cut out the doughnuts using one 3-inch and one smaller round cookie cutter. Allow doughnuts to rise for 20-30 minutes.

3. Frying

Add about two inches of oil in a deep pan and heat over medium-high heat until the oil reaches 350 °F. Fry the doughnuts in batches for about two to three minutes on each side and drain on paper towels.

4. Glaze

Whisk powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a medium bowl, and add milk and vanilla extract. Continue whisking till silky smooth and dip the doughnuts in this chocolate glaze, and then transfer to a wire rack.

What’s The Best Glaze For Donuts?

People may have differing opinions about the best homemade donut glaze, but vanilla, maple, chocolate, and cinnamon sugar are definitely long-time fan favorites. Some other popular doughnut glazes include lemon, funfetti, red velvet, and maple bacon.

Are Glazed Donuts Vegan?

Unfortunately, these chocolate glazed doughnuts are not vegan-friendly as they contain milk and butter. But you can make them so by using nut milk and oil in place of regular milk and butter.

What To Serve with Donuts?

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How to Store Donuts?

Place these dunkin donuts chocolate glazed donuts in an airtight container in a single layer once cooled. Store at room temperature for a couple of days or freeze for 3 months. Store leftover icing at room temperature for 2 weeks.

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