Baked Chocolate Donuts with Magic Shell Coating

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These chocolate donuts are shelled in a homemade chocolate magic shell coating and then topped with pink icing to create the perfect Valentine’s day treat!

chocolate donuts on a table

I’m sure many of you have tasted Entenmann’s chocolate donuts. They sell them at most grocery stores and they have that harder, kind of waxy coating… I absolutely love them, haha! I wanted to do my own version, a little more gourmet, but with the same caky donut texture and dipped in chocolate.

I used cake batter and a donut pan to bake the donuts, then dipped them fully in a homemade chocolate magic shell coating (so easy, just chocolate chunks and coconut oil!) and then drizzled on pink chocolate to make them cute for Valentine’s Day.

They turned out amazing and the homemade magic shell was the perfect way to get that harder chocolate texture after storing them in the refrigerator.

baked chocolate donuts with magic shell coating

How To Make These Baked Chocolate Donuts with Magic Shell Coating – Step By Step

Baked donuts

  • Using a donut pan (this should be a staple in your house, ha!), spray generously with cooking oil, then fill each one 3/4 of the way full with batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  • Let them cool before tipping the pan upside down to remove them.

Magic shell dipping sauce

  • While all of the donuts are cooking, make the homemade chocolate magic shell dipping sauce by adding 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chunks and 1/4 cup coconut oil into a double boiler.
  • Lay out parchment paper on a cooling rack or serving plate, then dip each donut one at a time. You will have very chocolaty hands after this! Place them on the parchment paper.
  • When all of the donuts have been dipped, place them in the fridge and watch the magic happen! The chocolate becomes hard, but the donut stays soft and moist. Amazing!
  • To create the pink chocolate, use white chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler. Then add in pink dye. If the chocolate gets too stiff add in more coconut oil. Then use a spoon to drizzle on top.
  • Store in the refrigerator.
close up of pink chocolate drizzle

Baked Chocolate Donuts

I love that they’re baked donuts! If you’re in a pinch, a chocolate box cake will taste just as good dipped in the chocolate! These are super easy and delicious!

These baked donuts have a lovely sponge like texture and taste really rather decadent, ideal for chocolate lovers!

donut being dipped in chocolate coating

Can I Freeze Baked Donuts?

Properly stored, freshly baked donuts (not cream-filled) will last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature; cream-filled donuts should be stored in the refrigerator. Yes to freezing! Just wrap donuts tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in heavy-duty freezer bag.

close up of chocolate coating

Homemade Magic Shell Coating

Magic shell is such an ingenious concept. And like most ingenious concepts it’s really simple! It’s essentially  chocolate  melted with coconut oil and when it’s drizzled over something cold – like ice cream and milkshakes – it firms up into a hard, shell-like consistency – hence the name “magic shell.

It’s easy to make and creates a lovely rich coating, much nicer than store bought!

overhead shot of pink chocolate being drizzled onto chocolate donuts

Top Tips For These Baked Chocolate Donuts

  • Make sure to spray your donut pan with coconut oil.
  • Fill the donut cavities to the top, or close to it.
  • Use a preheated oven.
  • Store n the fridge.
finished recipe on a table

Check Out These Other Delicious Donuts

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Churro Donuts by Bigger Bolder Baking

bowl of pink sauce  on a table

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Baked Chocolate Donuts with Homemade Magic Shell Coating 

These donuts turned out amazing and the homemade magic shell was the perfect way to get that harder chocolate texture, after storing them in the refrigerator. I also love that they're baked donuts!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
refrigerate: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

Baked donuts

  • Use your favorite chocolate cake recipe. , I love this one. You can use an easy box cake too.

Magic shell dipping sauce

  • 11 oz chocolate chunks
  • .25 c coconut oil

Instructions

Baked donuts

  • Using a donut pan (this should be a staple in your house, ha!), spray generously with cooking oil, then fill each one 3/4 of the way full with batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  • Let them cool before tipping the pan upside down to remove them.

Magic shell dipping sauce

  • While all of the donuts are cooking, make the homemade chocolate magic shell dipping sauce by adding 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chunks and 1/4 cup coconut oil into a double boiler.
  • Lay out parchment paper on a cooling rack or serving plate, then dip each donut one at a time. You will have very chocolaty hands after this! Place them on the parchment paper.
  • When all of the donuts have been dipped, place them in the fridge and watch the magic happen! The chocolate becomes hard, but the donut stays soft and moist. Amazing!
  • To create the pink chocolate, use white chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler. Then add in pink dye. If the chocolate gets too stiff add in more coconut oil. Then use a spoon to drizzle on top.
  • Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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9 thoughts on “Baked Chocolate Donuts with Magic Shell Coating”

  1. Thanks, I was looking to see if I was missing something in the dip but just chocolate and coconut oil -perfect. PS I also use a cake mix but replace melted butter for oil and milk for water and it makes it taste better(less cake mix and more like homemade).

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  2. Hi Eden! I think I missed this recipe. My husband was walking by me when I was looking at this and he then said to me, “and when will you be making a batch of these.” I will surprise him and do these for St. Patrick’s Day with a green drizzle. Too delicious! I can’t wait to sink my teeth into one of these. Thank you for your inspirations. I just love your website and ideas.

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