baked chocolate doughnuts with stout

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baked stout chocolate doughnuts with a chocolate glaze

The richness of the chocolate milk stout works perfectly with these baked chocolate doughnuts, adding depth without overpowering. They are a delicious alternative to fried doughnuts and are very easy to whip up. The chocolate glaze finishes these off deliciously.

baked stout chocolate doughnuts with a chocolate glaze

Ok so I know that baking a doughnut is kind of cheating and I resisted for a while, but then I spotted one of the pans and thought why the hell not? I mean the calorie saving plus the mess-chaos avoidance after deep-frying is enough of a reason to get me on board. I love cooking and baking with milk stout, especially the Castle Milk Stout Chocolate, so this was a perfect fit. They are so super easy and very quick to bake. 

baked stout chocolate doughnuts with a chocolate glaze

baked chocolate doughnuts with stout

Since it’s Valentine’s day next week and the only suitable sprinkles I had for these chocolate doughnuts were red hearts, I sort of had to use them. Normally I don’t pay much attention to the 14th of February. It feels so contrived and a big money-making machine, but if you make a fuss on this day, I’m sure anyone you love will love these. Also Chocolate!

baked chocolate doughnuts with stout

Baking for only 12 minutes, they are best eaten within a day or two.

Recipe – makes 22 – 24 baked doughnuts

baked stout chocolate doughnuts with a chocolate glaze

Healthier baked chocolate doughnuts with a chocolate glaze.
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baked stout chocolate doughnuts with a chocolate glaze



  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large free-range egg at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Castle Milk Stout Chocolate
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 60 gms / ¼ cup / 4 Tbsp softened butter


  • 1 ½ cups icing sugar sifted if there are lumps
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 - 6 Tbsp milk
  • Sprinkles to decorate


  • Pre-heat the oven to 160C / 325 F
  • Using an electric mixer, combine the flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, and brown sugar in a bowl. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and butter on a low speed until well combined. Add the beer and briefly mix until it’s incorporated. Do not overwork the batter.
  • Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray and scoop the batter into a pastry bag fitted with a wide round tip. Pipe this into the doughnut pan filling it about ¾ of the way up.
  • Bake for around 12 minutes until firm to the touch and when a skewer is inserted it comes out clean. Cool in the pan slightly and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Repeat with the second batch of batter as this recipe makes between 22 – 24 doughnuts.
  • Ps: if you only have one pan, washing it between bakes cools it down.
  • To make the glaze mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Dip the doughnuts in the glaze scraping off any excess. Allow them to drip on a wire baking rack with a tray underneath to catch any excess. Decorate with your sprinkles right away and then allow the glaze to harden slightly.
  • *tip: to give the glaze a richer stout flavour, substitute 1 – 2 Tbsp of the milk for Castle Chocolate Milk Stout
Author: Sam Linsell
  • if you don’t live in South Africa, substitute with regular stout beer.

Check out my other sweet recipes made with Milk Stout:

stout hot cross buns

easy fruit cake with stout

triple ginger and stout cake with a stout butterscotch sauce

baked stout chocolate doughnuts with a chocolate glaze

baked stout chocolate doughnuts with a chocolate glaze

~ Disclaimer – This post is proudly sponsored by Castle Milk Stout



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  1. These are fantastic! I’ve just recently done a bake with beer too. It’s such a brilliant ingredient.

  2. They look incredible! Do you have any suggestions if I don’t have a doughnut pan?

  3. I’m seeing this post late, but wow do these doughnuts look amazing!! Love the stout/chocolate combo!

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