Gluten-free chocolate donuts topped with an edible cookie dough frosting make this the best gluten-free chocolate donut recipe I have ever made!
I hope you’re ready for a special treat because these gluten-free chocolate donuts are hard to resist. I bet these mini chocolate donuts are a decadent dessert your whole family will love.
Today is special for two reasons.
It is National Donut Day, and even more importantly, my son’s birthday! I have no idea where the years have gone…but all of a sudden, I have a 5’8 growing teenage boy. My son loves gluten free baked chocolate donuts and I am hoping that he will love this new chocolate donut recipe.
Check out the best gluten free donut recipes on my blog for your donut celebration!
With two very important occasions today, I wanted to celebrate his birthday with a treat he will remember for years. He loves chocolate.
He is also VERY guilty of trying to steal cookie dough anytime I am baking. I am not kidding….he never gives up. (He gets this from Mr. Fearless Dining…it must be genetic!)
Today, I am combining both of his favorite sweet things into one special dessert! Here is the Gluten-Free Edible Cookie Dough Frosting recipe.
We hope you like these gluten-free chocolate donuts as much as our son did!
This easy cookie dough frosting recipe is quick and easy, and is delicious on any baked item…or just eat it by the spoonful!
Frosting or Glaze?
This cookie dough frosting works so well with this doughnut recipe. Of course, this gluten-free edible cookie dough is also good enough to frost a cake like this Simple Gluten-Free Layer Cake recipe.
You can also make a glaze for your gluten-free donuts with powdered sugar and a little water. (2 cups powdered sugar to 1/4 cup almond milk.) Just dip your donuts in and then set onto a rack to dry.
Baked donuts are a lot healthier than fried donuts.
And just in case these chocolate donuts with cookie dough frosting aren’t enough, here are a few more of my most popular donut recipes to get you through your day.
Fun ingredients to include:
(Feel free to add some fun mix-ins to these donuts!!)
- Mini chocolate chips
- Walnuts or other nuts
- White chocolate chips
- Caramel chips
More delicious baked donut recipes to try:
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Things You Need To Make This Easy Chocolate Donut Recipe:
- Babycakes Donut Maker. This is my very favorite kitchen toy!
- Donut pan…just in case you prefer to bake your donuts.
How to Make Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts:
Easy gluten free chocolate donut recipe.
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1 cup gluten free flour blend (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn't, add 1 teaspoon.)
- (*Please note my gluten free flour blend contains xanthan gum as a binder. If your blend doesn't have this
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 stick butter melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup almond milk or water
- Cookie Dough Frosting:
- 1/2 stick butter softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- dash salt
- 3/4 cup gluten free flour blend
- mini chocolate chips
Preheat Babycakes Mini Donut Maker or Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Spray coconut oil in the mini donut pan if that is what you will use for this recipe.
In a large bowl, add all donut dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
In a smaller bowl, add all donut dry ingredients and mix well.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix.
Put dough into each cavity of the donut maker or donut pan.
Follow directions on donut maker.
If using a pan, bake for 10 minutes, check to see if done.
Remove from the donut maker or pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
For Cookie Dough Frosting
Mix all ingredients and put in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to cool.
Spread onto cool donuts. Top with sprinkles, more chips, etc.
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