Chocolate Cake Donuts (GF)


Dairy-free, gluten-free chocolate cake donuts! Guys, these taste so much like the chocolate glazed donuts from Dunkin Donuts, but made with better-for-you ingredients!

They’re made with almond flour, coconut sugar, olive oil, plus a few other pantry basics. They’re the perfect little snack to pair with your coffee.

Chocolate Cake Donuts

I haven’t tested many donut recipes in the past because I never owned a donut pan. I’m all about keeping my kitchen gadgets practical, but I couldn’t resist when I saw this donut pan sitting on the shelf at target.

I blame Target, they really know how to get you.

My favorite donut used to be those chocolate glazed ones from Dunkin. They were cake-like, and had a simple glaze around them. These chocolate-cake donuts taste so similar, and can be topped with any glaze you like!

Chocolate Cake Donuts

Here’s what you’ll need for these Chocolate Donuts:

  • almond flour– the finer, the better
  • eggs
  • coconut sugar
  • oil, I’ve used both olive and melted coconut oil in these
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • vanilla extract
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • toppings: melted dark chocolate with sprinkles, or a simple sugar icing

You won’t believe how simple these are. They come together in just about 30 minutes.

Chocolate Cake Donuts

Now that I own a donut pan, get ready for more donut content in the next few months. I hope you guys try this recipe!

Looking for more almond flour recipes? Be sure to check out some other favorites from the blog

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Gluten-free Coffee Crumb Cake

Chocolate Cake Donuts (GF)

3 from 2 votes
Course: Baked goods, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Sweets


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  • 1 + 1/4 cups almond flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 2/3 cups coconut sugar

  • 1/4 cup melted oil, I used olive

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • Chocolate Coating
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free chocolate chips melted with 1 tsp coconut oil

  • Rainbow sprinkles

  • Sugar Glaze
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar or powdered monk fruit

  • 1-2 tsp dairy-free milk, or more as needed to thin


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla
  • Fold in the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and mix well until well incorporated. The batter should be somewhat thick
  • Grease your donut pan with cooking spray, and spread batter among 12 donut molds. I used a 12 ct, medium sized donut pan
  • Bake for 18 minutes, remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes
  • Top with your desired coating.
  • Donuts will keep fresh in an air tight container for up to 1 week on the counter, or can be frozen for up to 2 months

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Tag @somethingnutritious on Instagram- I’d love to see your creations!


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