Devil’s Food Donuts


  • 3 1/4 cups flour, sifted
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, grated
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • Canola oil for forming and frying
  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate, grated
  • 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  1. Whisk flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside.
  2. In an electric mixer, with a paddle attachment, combine sugar, butter, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, buttermilk, and eggs. Beat until smooth.
  3. On low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until soft dough forms.
  4. Heat 2″ of oil in a 6-qt. saucepan until a thermometer reads 350°. Using lightly oiled hands, roll about 1/4 cup batter into a loose sticky ball; pat gently into a disk. With your thumb, make a 1 1/2″ hole in the center of the dough; carefully slide into oil and fry, flipping once, until puffed and golden, about 3 minutes. Once cooked, transfer onto a baking sheet with a wire rack. Repeat process until all donuts are cooked and let cool completely.


  1. Mix unsweetened chocolate and confectioners’ sugar in a bowl.
  2. Bring cream and 2 tbsp of water to a boil in a pan over high heat.
  3. Pour cream over chocolate; let sit for 2 minutes without stirring, then whisk until smooth.
  4. Dip tops of donuts in glaze and return to rack until glaze has set.



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