Chocolate Covered Donuts


Indulge in the delightful goodness of homemade chocolate covered donuts. This recipe combines the richness of chocolate with the softness of donuts for a treat that’s sure to satisfy your cravings.


  • Sourdough:

    • 3 grams fresh yeast
    • 90 grams lukewarm water
    • 140 grams flour
  • Final Dough:

    • Sourdough mixture
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 15 grams milk
    • 30 grams sugar
    • 20 grams fresh yeast
    • 125 grams flour
    • Pinch of salt
    • 30 grams butter
  • Coverage:

    • 100 grams couverture chocolate
    • 1 teaspoon butter
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • 50 grams icing sugar


  1. Combine all sourdough ingredients in a bowl. Cover and let it rise in a warm place until doubled in volume (approximately 1 hour).
  2. In a bread maker pan, combine milk with dissolved yeast, egg yolks, sugar, sourdough mixture, flour, and salt. Use the “only kneading” program. Add butter 10 minutes into kneading. Transfer dough to a greased bowl and let it rise until doubled (about 1 hour).
  3. Punch down the dough, divide into 11 portions, and shape into balls with a hole in the center. Let rise on baking paper for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat oil and fry the donuts until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.
  5. In a deep plate, mix all coverage ingredients and microwave for 1 minute. Stir well and microwave for additional 2 minutes if needed.
  6. Dip each donut into the chocolate coverage and place on a rack to cool before serving.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Kcal: 250 per serving
  • Yield: 11 donuts
  • Diet: Vegetarian
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Category: Baked Goods
  • Calories: 250
  • Serving Size: 1 donut
  • Sugar: 15 grams
  • Sodium: 100 mg
  • Fat: 12 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 30 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Cholesterol: 70 mg


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Treat yourself to the irresistible combination of fluffy donuts and rich chocolate coverage with this easy-to-follow recipe. Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or anytime cravings strike!


  1. Can I use instant yeast instead of fresh yeast?
    • Yes, you can substitute instant yeast for fresh yeast. Use half the amount of instant yeast as fresh yeast.
  2. Can I bake the donuts instead of frying them?
    • Yes, you can bake the donuts at 350°F (175°C) for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Can I use dark chocolate instead of couverture chocolate for the coverage?
    • Yes, you can use dark chocolate, but adjust the sweetness according to your preference.
  4. How long do these donuts stay fresh?
    • These donuts are best consumed on the same day but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
  5. Can I freeze the donuts?
    • Yes, you can freeze the unfilled donuts and thaw them before dipping them in chocolate coverage.

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