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Baked Dark Chocolate Strawberry Donuts

These baked Dark Chocolate Strawberry Donuts make it more than okay to eat chocolate covered strawberries for breakfast!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 14 people


  • 1 cup flour
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • ½ cup freeze dried strawberries, crumbled
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 3-5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pink melting chips
  • ¼ cup freeze dried strawberries, crumbled
  • Strawberry Glaze


  • For the donuts: Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Put dry ingredients (except for sugar) in a medium bowl and whisk to combine (measure ½ cup slices of freeze dried strawberries, then crumble with your fingers into smaller chunks).
  • Pour buttermilk in a glass measuring cup and add the sugar, egg, butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine. Pour into bowl with dry ingredients and use a rubber spatula to combine. Transfer batter into a frosting bag (or plastic zip bag and cut the tip). Spray donut pan with nonstick spray. Use frosting bag to fill each donut mold and bake for 12-13 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • While donuts are baking, make glazes. To make the chocolate glaze, heat milk for 30 seconds in the microwave and add dry ingredients. Whisk to combine. To make the strawberry glaze, melt candies in a glass bowl. Dunk the tops of the donuts in whichever glaze suits your fancy and top with more crumbled freeze dried strawberries.