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Baked Buttermilk and Double Chocolate Doughnut Glaze

Yield: 6 finished doughnuts, approx. 1/2 cup vanilla glaze; 1/2 cup chocolate glaze; 1/3 cup cinnamon sugar
Prep Time:
2 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
7 mins
Enjoy your baked doughnuts with these three easy toppings: A fool-proof classic vanilla glaze, a decadent chocolate glaze, and a sweet cinnamon-sugar coating. For baked doughnut recipes and inspiration, visit the King Arthur Flour Recipe Archives.


For the Vanilla Glaze:

  • 1 1/4 cup King Arthur Flour Glazing Sugar — or powdered confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter — (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon milk — plus 1 additional tablespoon as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup — plus 1 teaspoon

For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter — (melted, plus more as needed)
  • 1/3 cup King Arthur Cinnamon-Sugar Plus — or 1/3 cup granulated sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. For the Vanilla Glaze: Sift the glazing (or powdered) sugar into a large bowl. Add the corn syrup, melted butter, 1 tablespoon milk, and vanilla. Whisk the ingredients together, adding extra milk or glazing (powdered) sugar by the teaspoon to adjust the consistency as needed. (Yields 1/2 cup glaze, enough for 6 doughnuts.)
  2. For the Chocolate Glaze: Place the chocolate chips and butter in a small sauce pan over low heat. Gently heat and stir, just until the butter melts. Remove from heat and stir until all of the chips are melted. Stir in the corn syrup, adding extra as needed to create a smooth, shiny glaze. (Yields 1/2 cup glaze, enough for 6 doughnuts.)
  3. To Frost Doughnuts: Place a wire cooling rack on top of a baking sheet. Set aside. Gently dip one flat side of a baked and (mostly) cooled doughnut into the glaze and swirl gently. Lift and turn the doughnut glaze side up, brushing away excessive drips from the bottom with a butter knife. Set doughnut on the wire rack to finish dripping. Sprinkle immediately with desired toppings. Let glaze set and repeat with remaining doughnuts.
  4. For Cinnamon Sugar Topping: Place Cinnamon-Sugar in a large plastic bag (stir to combine if using regular sugar and cinnamon). While baked doughnuts are still warm, lightly with melted butter and place in the plastic bag. Seal bag tightly. Shake and turn the bag gently to coat the doughnuts. Remove from bag and serve. (Yield: Cinnamon Sugar for 6 doughnuts.)

Recipe Notes

Store leftover baked doughnuts in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to three days.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Buttermilk and Double Chocolate Doughnut Glaze, Easy Dessert Recipe

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