Baked Chocolate Donuts with Peanut Butter Frosting

It’s Easter Monday and the kids are home for the day.  What better way to start the day that with homemade donuts!  These are quick and easy and they only make about 8 donuts–nothing to have left over.  I had the help of the younger boys so they chose the peanut butter frosting, and, of course, sprinkles.  Why not? It is a family holiday and time to enjoy each other.  They love chocolate and peanut butter together.  I’m all for it!

I make the batter and bake the donuts and the boys frost them and dip them in the sprinkles. I think they got more on themselves than on the donuts!  But that is all right with me!

Here is the easy recipe for donuts and frosting.  Make them with someone you love!

Baked Chocolate Donuts with Peanut Butter Frosting
  • 1 cup Baking Free™ gluten-free All Purpose Flour (124 g)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk (make your own by measuring ½ cup milk and adding 1 scant teaspoon lemon juice--let stand 5-10 minutes)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. pray a donut pan with cooking spray and set aside. You will need a pan for 8 donuts.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the wed ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well--you can use a mixer for this step. Spoon the batter into the prepared donut tray. Fill each donut cup only about ½ to ¾ full.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until done when tested with a toothpick.
  5. Let donut cool for 5 minutes in pan then move to baking racks to cool completely. Frost when cool.
  1. Mix together the peanut butter, powdered sugar and milk until frosting is a spreadable consistency. Add more milk if necessary.
  2. When donuts are completely cool--frost and decorate as desired. Makes 8 donuts.