Happy first day of September! And boy… do I have a delicious recipe to share with you today:

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Homemade Donuts

Dark Chocolate Glazed Homemade Gingerbread Donuts {Doughnuts}

What do you say to donuts? I say, “Bring ’em on!” Like most people, there is an almost undeniable love for the little (or big) disc of fried or baked dough. If I were king of the world, I would knight the donut makers of the world. As a matter of fact I think there ought to be a Noble Peace Prize for those who take the donut to new and gastronomic most excellent levels. Okay, let’s get down to brass tacks.

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts

Down below you” find what you’ll need to make these Dark Chocolate Glaze Gingerbread Homemade Donuts. And just because I am the curious sort, tell me what is your preferred beverage when you’re eating some delicious to die for donuts? Milk, apple cider or hot chocolate? Leave your answer below and I will share my favorite drink to accompany a big bad donut binge.

Which is correct donuts or doughnuts?

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This recipe is adapted from The Comfort of Cooking


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a standard size 6-cup donut pan.

I2. n a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves. Mix well.

3. In a separate smaller bowl, combine buttermilk, oil, molasses, egg and vanilla. Mix well.

4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Do not over-mix or your donuts could be tough. Batter should be lumpy. Spoon batter equally into the 6 donut pan cups.

5. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean.

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts

6. Allow donuts to cool completely then dip in dark chocolate gaze and finish with  an assortment of Halloween sprinkles.

Dark Chocolate Glaze:

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (61 percent to 70 percent cacao), finely chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts

Directions for Dark Chocolate Glaze:

Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in milk and corn syrup. Use immediately.

Dark Chocolate Glaze recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts

Tell us, what are some of your families favorite Fall activities? Now that the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler (thank heavens) what are some of the things you and yours do to pass the time?

I hope making these delicous homemade donuts will be on your Autumn To-Do list this year!

Check out our Family Fall Bucket List to get more ideas!