Homemade chocolate glazed doughnuts are a bit of a project, but they are less work than you might think, and the result is a truly great, hot, crisp doughnut with chocolate glaze. Once you’ve mastered this basic recipe for fluffy, yeasted chocolate glazed doughnuts, you can do pretty much anything you like in terms of glazes, toppings, and fillings. This is the best homemade chocolate glazed doughnuts recipe ever. These chocolate glazed doughnuts are better than anything you can buy.

The secret is in the dough and you make the dough with a heavy hand of melted butter. The dough is light and sticky, but then you stick that dough in the fridge for a good long while. The butter gets firm again in the fridge and works its magic when you pop these doughnuts in the hot frying oil. These light doughnuts almost melt in your mouth when you eat them. To begin with, mix flour with salt, and sugar, then melt butter in one pot and heat milk in another pot then add the warm milk to the yeast. In another bowl, mix the melted butter with eggs and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the flour and begin to knead for around 8 minutes.

Once done, cover the dough and let it rise for an hour. Roll the dough on the table with some flour once the dough has risen, then using a doughnut cutter, cut through into the dough. Let the cut doughnuts dough rest for 30 more minutes then begin to deep fry the doughnuts in 180 degrees Celsius oil. Give them around two minutes on both sides until they are golden and delicious placing them on a paper towel until they are all done. After you are done, let your doughnut rest while you are preparing the glaze.

Heat up your chocolate chips until they form a consistent liquid then add butter, syrup and icing sugar, once done making the glaze, take your doughnuts and place them on the chocolate liquid slowly while placing them back on the cooling rack until they are all covered. These chocolate glazed doughnuts will be your new addiction.!


  • 2 pkg. yeast 4 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup scalded milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    Chocolate glaze:
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup warm milk
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups sifted icing sugar


  1. Soften yeast in warm water. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl combine milk, shortening, sugar, salt and vanilla and cool to lukewarm.
  3. Add 1 cup of the flour and beat well.
  4. Beat in yeast, water, and eggs. Add remaining flour and make a soft dough. Knead well.
  5. Place in a greased bowl. Cover and chill for 3 hours (or overnight). If it raises in the refrigerator, punch it down.
  6. Turn on the lightly floured surface. Roll 1/3 inch thick.
  7. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Let the doughnuts rise for about an hour or until they double in size.
  8. Fry in canola or sunflower oil (350 degrees) for about 2 minutes per side or until brown.
  9. Turn only once or the doughnuts will soak up too much oil.
  10. Drain on a wire rack. Cool completely before attempting to glaze or fill the doughnuts.

For the chocolate glaze.

  1. In a medium saucepan and heat over medium-low heat combine the butter, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla until butter is melted.
  2. Turn off the heat and add chocolate chips stirring until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Add the icing sugar and whisk until smooth. If you are glazing a lot of doughnuts you may need to keep the glaze warm on the top of a double boiler.
  4. Let the glaze set up for 30 minutes before serving.