Glazed Chocolate Donuts

Maja Chocolate Donut Close Up

Do you love a sweet treat in the morning with your coffee? If so, you are certainly not alone… and you have great taste! Believe it or not - there are simple and healthy ways to bake your own treats that will help make your mornings a little sweeter. 

These yummy glazed chocolate donuts are made with Maja’s Chocolate Cake Mix and are dense, moist, and delicious - much like the texture of a fried cake donut but much healthier since they are baked. You and your family are sure to love them! 

You can follow these simple instructions below to make these donuts hot from the oven! Please share your creation with us on social media and tag @eatmajafood! 

Glazed Chocolate Donuts Recipe

Yield: Approx. 12 donuts

Cook time: 12-14 minutes


For the Chocolate Donuts:

  • 1 pkg. Maja chocolate cake mix
  • ⅓ cup applesauce
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • ½ cup dairy-free yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup boiling water

For the Vanilla Glaze:

  • 2 ¾ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


First, you will need to preheat your oven. If you have a lighter colored donut pan, you’ll want to preheat to 350 °F. If you are using a dark pan, you should preheat to 325 °F and grease the pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Wilton Donut Pan

Next, you’ll need to add your Maja dry mix to a large bowl. Mix in the applesauce, oil, yogurt, and vanilla extract, and then beat in boiling water on a low speed until smooth.

Once the batter is nice and smooth, it’s time to add your mix to the pan. Fill each donut pan cavity at least ¾ full (almost to the top). Bake for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Invert the pan onto a cooling rack to release the donuts from the pan and allow them to cool slightly before glazing. 

When the donuts have cooled a bit, you are ready for the glaze! To make the vanilla glaze, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until smooth. So simple! 

One at a time, dip the donuts into the glaze or spoon the glaze over top, allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl. Set the glazed donuts on a cooling rack or a sheet of wax paper for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the glaze to set.

Maja Glazed Chocolate Donuts from Above


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