Glazed Chocolate Donut Holes (just like DUNKIN’)

I am a proud DUNKIN’-obsessed east coast transplant. A weekly visit to DUNKIN’ for coffee and donuts was the norm when I was growing up in Pennsylvania.

My favorite donut was the glazed chocolate donut hole. So what’s a baker to do when she wants some donut holes? Bake them herself!

I did worry if I could replicate that same DUNKIN’  amazing-ness that they put into their donut holes, but I’m pretty happy with the outcome…especially how perfectly round they turned out!

How, you ask? I used a cake pop pan to bake the donut holes, and they baked perfectly round and moist!

I think my recipe yields about 20 holes. I confess I neglected to pay attention to the final yield because as soon as the batch was baked they were devoured.

Happy Baking everyone! 🙂

glazed chocolate donut holes
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4.74 from 15 votes

Glazed Chocolate Donut Holes

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time57 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: doughnut holes recipes, doughnut recipes
Servings: 20 donut holes
Calories: 129kcal



  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Pan spray both cake pop pans and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, oil, milk and sour cream. Whisk in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Don’t overmix.
  • Fill the indentions of the cake pop pan (the one without the holes). Place the other pan on top and lock securely.
  • Bake for 12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing donut holes.
  • Whisk the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a bowl and transfer to a small saucepan.
  • Warm over low heat. Remove from heat and dip donut holes. Set holes over a cooling screen.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 39mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.5mg