Chocolate Donuts with Pomegranate Glaze

Baked Chocolate Donuts with Pomegranate Glaze

Who would complain about fluffy, sweet donuts for breakfast?? Not me, that’s for sure. I like to have a donut for breakfast from time to time. Or a snack… or really anytime! A fresh warm donut with a cup of iced caramel latte… Mmmmmmmm! They NEVER disappoint me!

I confess. I’m not a big fan of fried donuts, I love baked donuts. Why? Because these are so much healthier and less greasy. I confess… again. I love GLAZED donuts. They are the best!

Just look at these adorable donuts and try not to drool on your keyboard too much! I know it’s hard… Delicious, right?

Baked Chocolate Donuts with Pomegranate Glaze on a table

These chocolate donuts are so moist, flavorful, soft, miraculously fluffy, all at the same time. They are just freaking good!

The color of glaze is GORGEOUS, so intense and attractive (thanks to fresh pomegranate, which you can still find at the farmers market this time of season!), you certainly fall in love with it! These colorful donuts would be perfect for Valentine’s Day dessert or breakfast. Trust me. Every child and adult would enjoy it!

If you want to have the same vibrant color, you will need to dip the donuts in the glaze twice. After you glazed them, you can sprinkle your donuts with whatever topping you like. I made mine with heart-shaped sprinkles to give them a festive look. Feel free to play around with different toppings and have fun with it!

Just look at this deliciousness…! Yeah, that’s right, I’m going to eat one right now!

Chocolate Donuts with Pomegranate Glaze stacked on each other

Go ahead and make these marvelous donuts today! You deserve it!

Chocolate Donuts with Pomegranate Glaze

Chocolate Donuts with Pomegranate Glaze

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 9 donuts
Author: Yummy Addiction


For the Chocolate Donuts:

  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon fine cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup (30g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup (45g) chocolate chips or chunks

For the Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cup (180g) powdered sugar
  • 4-7 tablespoons pomegranate juice (I used freshly squeezed)


To make the donuts:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, cornmeal, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In a second medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and oil. Using a rubber spatula stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon or pipe the batter into the donut pan, filling each cavity about 2/3 the way full. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the top of the donuts spring back when touched. Let cool in pan for 4–5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the glaze:

  • In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and pomegranate juice. Add the juice 1 tablespoon at a time, until you have achieved your desired consistency. Dip each donut in the glaze, then sprinkle with your favorite topping and allow to firm up on wire rack before serving.


  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen
    February 5, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Just lovely, Jovita!

    • Jovita
      February 6, 2014 at 8:09 am

      Thanks, Stacy – I’m glad you like it!

  • dina
    February 6, 2014 at 2:25 am

    they look great!

    • Jovita
      February 6, 2014 at 8:10 am

      Thanks Dina!

  • annie @ chase that i love
    February 7, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Oh I bet that pomegranate glaze is just full of flavor. I adore those heart sprinkles!

    • Jovita
      February 7, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      Hi Annie, I adore them too! They are just perfect for Valentine’s Day 😉


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