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Baked Chocolate Cake Donuts - Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free

Baked Chocolate Cake Donuts – Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free

  • Author: Adapted from Delightful Adventures
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 12 1x



For the Donuts:

  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed meal*
  • 6 tbsp warm water*
  • 1 1/2 cup gluten free flour all-purpose flour (I use Better Batter)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar, packed (or brown sugar)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup unsweetened dairy free milk of choice (I use So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil (refined coconut oil works as well)

For the Chocolate Topping:

  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips*)
  • 1 tsp avocado oil (or coconut oil)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a small bowl, add flax seed and warm water and stir to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes to firm up.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and coconut sugar.
  4. To your flax seed mixture, add maple syrup, milk, vanilla, and avocado oil. Stir to combine.
  5. Add wet ingredients to the large bowl of dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Use a piping bag to add the mixture to greased donut pans.
  7. Bake the donuts for 10 minutes.
  8. After a few minutes, transfer to donuts to a cooling rack.

To Make the Chocolate Topping:

  1. Once the donuts have cooled completely, add the chocolate chips and avocado oil to a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between each time until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Place a sheet of parchment paper under your cooling rack. Dip each donut into the chocolate and place back on the cooling rack so the chocolate can firm up.
  4. To make this process go faster, you can put the donuts on a tray or plate and place them in the refrigerator or freezer until the chocolate is firm


You can use 2 eggs instead of the flax seed meal and warm water if you do not have an issue with eggs.

This chocolate topping is not refined sugar-free.