Homemade doughnuts are a bit of a project, but they’re less work than you might think, and the result is a truly great, hot, crisp doughnut. Once you’ve mastered this basic recipe for a fluffy, yeasted doughnut, you can do pretty much anything you like in terms of glazes, toppings, and fillings.

This is the best homemade chocolate glazed donuts recipe ever. These donuts are better than anything you can buy. The secret is in the dough. 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.

Chocolate Glaze Doughnuts

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 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 semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups sifted icing sugar
  1. Instructions
  2. Soften yeast in warm water. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl combine milk, shortening, sugar, salt and vanilla and cool to lukewarm.
  4. Add 1 cup of the flour and beat well.
  5. Beat in yeast, water, and eggs. Add remaining flour and make a soft dough. Knead well.
  6. Place in greased bowl. Cover and chill 3 hours (or overnight). If it raises in the refrigerator, punch it down.
  7. Turn on the lightly floured surface. Roll 1/3 inch thick.
  8. Cut with floured donut cutter. Let the donuts rise about an hour or until they double in size.
  9. Fry in canola or sunflower oil (350 degrees) about 2 minutes per side or until brown.
  10. Turn only once or the doughnuts will soak up too much oil.
  11. Drain on a wire rack. Cool completely before attempting to glaze or fill the donuts.
  12. For the chocolate glaze
  13. In medium saucepan and heat over medium-low heat combine the butter, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla until butter is melted.
  14. Turn off the heat and add chocolate chips stirring until the chocolate is melted.
  15. Add the icing sugar and whisk until smooth. If you are glazing a lot of doughnuts you may need to keep the glaze warm in the top of a double boiler.
  16. Let the glaze set up for 30 minutes before serving.