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Chocolate Covered Doughnut Recipe – Made In The Bread Machine

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I have had this blog for 10 years!! Sometimes I stumble across my old recipes and get  excited because I had totally forgotten about them! So I am going to start going through my old recipes posts and bring them back to life to re-share with you! 

I look at the old pictures and think they are hideous. So I will be trying to rework the images and possibly even remaking the recipe just to get a better picture. (I can’t even tell you how I took this picture in 2011! I Didn’t have an iPhone!)

I really love my bread machine and use it to do the hard work for any yeast based things I make from calzones to desserts. So quickly look at the image and then skip to the yummy recipe!

Chocolate Covered Doughnut Recipe - Made In The Bread Machine 
So here is my highly requested doughnut recipe. They were great because I made the dough in my bread machine. If you don’t have a bread machine, I highly recommend you get one at a thrift store. They are a great investment! I love it for my cinnamon rolls and buttery bread machine rolls!

Bread Machine Doughnuts

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons yeast
  • vegetable oil ( for frying)


  1. Place ingredients in bread machine according to manufacturer and set to dough setting. My bread machine likes to have the liquids first and the yeast last.
  2. After the cycle is complete (about 90 minutes), remove dough, punch down and let rest for about 10 minutes.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/2-inch thick. (It may look thin but thin is better.)
  4. Cut with floured doughnut cutter or a cup. I used a medicine cup for the inside hole.
  5. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and let rise about 1 hour. They should double in size.
  6. Fry in preheated 375 oil – I used a frying pan and fried 2 at a time. Fry on each side for about 1 minute or until brown.
  7. Drain on paper towel.
  8. Glaze or dust with powdered sugar

Makes about 24 doughnuts

Now just before you start to heat the oil (because it takes about 5 minutes to get the oil very hot) start making the chocolate glaze.

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chips
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar


  1. Combine butter, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla in medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until butter is melted.
  2. Decrease the heat to low, add the chocolate chips, and whisk until melted.
  3. Turn off heat, add the powdered sugar and whisk until smooth.
  4. Place the mixture over a bowl of warm water and dip the doughnuts after you let them drain a little on a paper towel. I also put them on a paper towel after I coated them in chocolate. (I put the pot of chocolate frosting in a pot with some boiling water so It was easier to coat the doughnuts.)

They were very delicious when we first made them. The next day they were a little heavy. I have to figure out a way to store them so they don’t feel so “heavy”. 


Did you know that you can make the dough for your doughnuts in the bread machine! It makes them so easy and you can even make this delicious and gooey chocolate glaze.

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