Denise says:

  • Chanukah is not Chanukah unless one has enjoyed a donut.  Baked donuts are easy to make and avoid the need to deep fry. They are child friendly – both for little ones to make and eat!
  • Preparation Time:  15 minutes
  • Baking Time: 25 minutes
  • Makes 12


  • 180g plain flour
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 225ml almond milk/coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 50ml vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Glaze  
  • 25g non-dairy margarine
  • 150g plain chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • Topping:  Coloured chocolate sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/ Gas mark 4.
  2. Grease with spay oil 2 standard sized donut baking tins (12 donuts total); set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add egg, milk, lemon juice, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined. The batter will be thin.
  5. Spoon batter into the donut tins, filling about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for about 8-10 minutes. Donuts should spring back when lightly pressed.
  7. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from tin and set on wire cooling rack.
  9. Once donuts are cool, prepare the glaze.
  10. In a saucepan melt butter, chocolate chips and golden syrup. Stir regularly until completely melted and well-incorporated.
  11. Once glaze is ready, dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze. Top with sprinkles and leave to set for about 20 minutes.