DULCE DE LECHE GLAZED CHOCOLATE DONUTS are a sinfully good breakfast treat!
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Dulce De Leche Glazed Chocolate Donuts

Rich, chocolatey baked donuts are dunked in an amazing Dulce de Leche glaze, then sprinkled with toffee pieces and pecans!
Course Dessert
Servings 9
Calories 330kcal
Author Denise


Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts

  • 1 cups all purpose flour 1250g; fluffed, spooned & levelled
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder 25g
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 100g
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted, cooled slightly

Dulce de Leche Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dulce de leche
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Spray a donut pan with spray oil and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, espresso powder, salt and baking powder.
  • In a separate medium bowl, mix together the eggs, buttermilk, greek yogurt, vanilla and melted butter.
  • Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Spoon the batter into the donut pan *do not fill more than 3/4 full*
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until donuts spring back when touched.
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Dulce de Leche Glaze:

  • In a medium pot, melt the butter with the sugar and sea salt.
  • Bring to a boil, and stir in the dulce de leche, milk, corn syrup and vanilla.
  • Return to boil, stirring frequently to dissolve the dulce de leche. Simmer for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the powdered sugar until completely dissolved, 3-5 more minutes.


Dulce de Leche glaze recipe is from Food & Wine
There will be left-over Dulce de Leche glaze. Keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, and heat gently to use again.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1.2mg