Stack of three pumpkin chocolate Halloween donuts with chocolate glaze and sprinkles on a wooden board.
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Halloween Donuts {pumpkin chocolate}

Looking for an easy chocolate glazed donut recipe? These super fun
pumpkin chocolate Halloween Donuts have a homemade chocolate ganache and
are decorated with plenty of colourful sprinkles! They'll surely be a
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword baked donuts recipe, halloween dessert, halloween recipe, halloween treat
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 308kcal
Author Dawn - Girl Heart Food


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1.5 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp chocolate almond milk -1/3 cup, plus 1 tablespoon or dairy chocolate milk
  • 1 egg -I used 'large'
  • 3 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 1.5 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • baking spray -to grease pan

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream -2 ounces
  • 2 ounces semi sweet chocolate -chopped (56 grams)


  • fun sprinkles


Halloween Donuts

  • Preheat oven to 425F.  Generously spray 6 unit donut pan with baking spray and lay to one side.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, pumpkin spice, baking powder, and salt.  Stir to combine.
  • In a small bowl whisk together almond milk, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract. Add to dry ingredients. Whisk to combine. 
  • Distribute mixture into prepared donut pan.  You can pipe mixture in or spoon. Tap pan down on hard surface to settle batter. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted (check on at the 7 minute mark). Let cool in pan for about 10 minutes before gently removing and cooling completely on wire rack before glazing.
  • Dip cooled donuts in ganache and place on wire rack. Decorate with candy sprinkles.  Best enjoyed same day. 

Chocolate Ganache

  • Heat cream in a small, heavy bottomed pot on medium low heat. Don't boil.
  • Place chopped chocolate in a bowl and pour hot cream over top.
  • Let sit 2-3 minutes.
  • Then, stir to incorporate ingredients, until smooth. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes before using.



  • Allow these baked donuts to fully cool before glazing.
  • Add those fun sprinkles while the glaze is wet so they stick.
  • To get the glaze to set faster, pop the donuts in the refrigerator for a little bit. Though, you could dig in right away, if you like (which is what I always do!)
  • Prefer less pumpkin spice flavour? Use just 1 tsp of pumpkin spice.
  • For extra chocolate oomph, try some shaved chocolate on top of the chocolate ganache.
  • For the ganache, chop the chocolate well so it melts easily when the hot cream is poured over top. It doesn't have to be chopped finely or anything, you just don't want big ol' chunks.
  • Speaking of chocolate, use a quality chocolate in the ganache.
  • The type of chocolate you use will impact the sweetness of your overall ganache. I love to use a semi sweet.
  • I sometimes like to double the ganache recipe and have leftovers for another use.
  • More tips in body of post above.
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Nutrition (estimate only)

Serving: 1donut | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 363IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Halloween Donuts {pumpkin chocolate}
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 129mg6%
Potassium 227mg6%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 363IU7%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Nutrition estimate only. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.