• Barth Bakery

Chocolate Oreo Doughnuts

Updated: Mar 21

These soft chocolate cake doughnuts topped with a thick vanilla glaze and crushed Oreo cookies make for a fun breakfast to bring out the kid in all of us!

Chocolate Oreo doughnuts (center) with Toasted Coconut doughnuts (left) and Krispy Kreme (right) doughnuts

Makes 8 doughnuts


Chocolate Cake Doughnut Dough

  • ¾ cup light brown sugar

  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp espresso, finely ground

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 2 Tbsp salted butter, melted

  • ½ cup full fat sour cream

  • ⅓ cup whole milk

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ Tbsp whole milk

  • Crushed Oreo cookies


Chocolate Cake Doughnut Dough

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a standard doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, espresso, and salt until combined. Stir in the egg, vanilla, butter, sour cream, and milk until incorporated.

  3. Transfer the batter into a pastry bag (or a large plastic storage bag with a corner snipped off). Fill the cavities of the prepared pan with the batter until ⅔ full. Alternatively, you can spoon the batter into the cavities and evenly spread using an offset spatula.

  4. Bake the doughnuts for 15-18 minutes, or until puffed and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the doughnuts in the pan for 5 minutes, then take the doughnuts out of the pan and allow to cool completely before glazing.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth, ensuring there are no lumps. If the glaze is too thick, you can add an extra teaspoon or two of milk.

  2. Dip each doughnut into the glaze, or spoon the glaze over the top of each doughnut. Then dip each doughnut into a bowl of crushed Oreos, using your hand to gently press the Oreos into the glaze. Allow the glaze to set before serving.