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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!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
refrigerate30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked donuts, chocolate covered donuts, chocolate donuts recipe, homemade magic shell coating
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Eden


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


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.


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