Chocolate S’mores Donuts
Chocolate S’mores Donuts: the classic campfire snack turned into a breakfast treat! Topped with mini marshmallows, graham crackers and a delicious chocolate ganache, these baked chocolate donuts are fantastic anytime you’re in the mood for something sweet!
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This recipe for Baked Chocolate Donuts is perfect for creating S’mores Donuts!
We are in the last few weeks of summer, and I’m feeling a little ambivalent about it. Along with school, comes all the busy activities of fall. As much as I love fall, I feel like the summer got away from us a bit – there was baseball season, and traveling to see family, camps for Harrison and all the other things that kept us busy.
I want to savor those flavors of making s’mores next to the fire pit surrounded by family and friends – these are some of our favorite summer memories. Making these Chocolate S’mores Donuts are the perfect way to keep the flavors of summer alive!
What equipment do I need to make homemade baked chocolate donuts?
You will need at least one donut pan (I highly recommend two!). I actually have these Wilton Nonstick 6-Cavity Donut Pan pans. There are 6 donuts to a pan, and it’s nice to have an extra pan to rotate out, while the other set is baking and cooling.
These donuts are quite simple to make. I actually adapted my recipe for Coconut Glazed Chocolate Donuts. The recipe starts with a simple devil’s food cake mix, along with buttermilk, butter and eggs.
What is the best way to add batter to a donut pan?
Another REALLY helpful trick I’ve discovered to making donuts is adding the batter to a resealable plastic bag. Spooning the batter into the cavities, gets a bit messy and tedious, and it’s hard to get the batter even.
To easily pipe the batter into the pan, cut off the corner of the bag (about 1 cm opening) and squeeze out the batter. You’ll have a perfect no-mess way to getting an even amount of batter into each donut cavity.
What will I need to decorate these s’mores donuts?
Once the donuts are done baking, transfer to a cooling rack. Mix up the chocolate ganache frosting to spread on to each donut, and top with graham cracker pieces and mini marshmallows.
I’m actually using “marshmallow bits,” which are the extra tiny marshmallows that come in a canister. (These are located near the rest of the marshmallows at your grocery store.) If you cannot find the marshmallow bits, feel free to use regular mini marshmallow.
Not only are these donuts the perfect way to savor the fun flavors and memories of summer, they’re also a fantastic treat to go along with your hot chocolate, and would be a really fun breakfast treat to enjoy after a sleep-over with your kids and their friends.
Another fun S’mores treat that your kids will definitely enjoy: my S’mores Nachos!
If you loved these homemade baked chocolate donuts, check out some of my other homemade donut recipes:
Here’s the easy recipe for my S’mores Donuts:
- 1 (15.25 oz) Chocolate Devils Food Cake Mix
- 3/4 c. buttermilk
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
Chocolate Ganache frosting:
- 1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 c. heavy cream
- about 3/4 c. broken graham cracker pieces
- about 1/2 c. mini marshmallow pieces
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray a non-stick donut pan with non-stick baking spray. (Don't skip this step. If you don't use some type of non-stick ingredient, the donuts will stick to the pan, making it very hard to get out. You can also use butter or shortening.)
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, buttermilk, eggs and melted butter. Mix until all ingredients are combined - batter will be thick.
- Spoon the batter into a gallon-sized plastic bag. Cut off one of corners, leaving about a 1 cm hole/opening. Use this to pipe the batter into the donut pan cavities. Cavities should be about 1/2 full. Bake the donuts for about 8-9 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Run a knife around each donut, and gently remove from the pan. Transfer to a cooling rack to let the donuts cool completely before frosting.
- For the Chocolate ganache frosting: Place the chocolate chips into a bowl. Heat the heavy cream to a low simmer (either in the microwave, or in a saucepan.) Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips, and stir until smooth and completely melted. Frost each donut with a generous amount of frosting. Top with the graham cracker pieces and mini marshmallow pieces.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 4137Total Fat: 178gSaturated Fat: 101gCholesterol: 572mgSodium: 4720mgCarbohydrates: 620gSugar: 445gProtein: 65g