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Chocolate Cake Donuts

Chocolate Cake Donuts

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Yield: 20 mini doughnuts
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Bake 10 mins
  • Cool 3 mins

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vanilla fat-free yogurt
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
  • 2 teaspoons sprinkles or nonpareils


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a mini (2-inch) doughnut pan with cooking spray.* In a bowl combine the next four ingredients (through salt). In another bowl combine the next five ingredients (through vanilla), whisking until smooth. Add yogurt mixture to flour mixture; whisk until combined and smooth.
  2. Spoon batter into a large resealable plastic bag. Cut off a corner of the bag; squeeze batter into prepared pan, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Smooth tops.
  3. Bake about 10 minutes or until doughnuts are nearly firm when lightly pressed. Cool in pan on a wire rack 3 minutes. Turn doughnuts out of pan onto wire rack; cool completely.
  4. For icing, in a bowl stir together powdered sugar, the 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, and the milk until smooth. Dip cooled doughnuts into icing, allowing excess icing to drip back into bowl. Transfer to a wire rack. Top with sprinkles. Let stand until icing is set.


  • *Tip If necessary, bake doughnuts in two batches, washing pan and coating again with cooking spray before adding the remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts

(Chocolate Cake Donuts)

Servings Per Recipe 10, Monounsaturated fat (g) 2, Carb Choice () 2, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Fat () 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, sugar (g) 17, fiber (g) 2, vit. A (IU) 97, pro. (g) 3, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Folate (µg) 8, chol. (mg) 0, Other Carb () 1, Fat, total (g) 3, Starch () 1, carb. (g) 28, sat. fat (g) 0, Potassium (mg) 96, sodium (mg) 142, cal. (kcal) 144, iron (mg) 1, calcium (mg) 30

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