Mocha Chocolate Chip Donuts Recipe

Jocelyn Brubaker | Inside BruCrew Life

Mocha Chocolate Chip Donuts are the sweet treat you've been waiting for. Who doesn't love chocolate and coffee in the morning?

I realized this week that I haven’t used my donut pan in a while, so I dug it out of the box in the basement. No wonder I do not use it very often… out of sight, out of mind.

That’s how the veggies in our refrigerator must feel too. Yeah, I should probably be eating more of those healthy veggies instead of donuts, but what fun would that be?

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When I asked my daughter what kind of donuts I should make for their breakfast this week, she replied, "chocolate chip". Honestly, I knew that’s what she was going to say because that is her answer to muffins and pancakes too.

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So, I asked her what other ingredient she wanted me to use with the chocolate chips. She is also my coffee loving child, so it didn’t surprise me at all when she said coffee.

Chocolate and coffee go together so well in baked treats!

Now she isn’t as patient about getting in the kitchen and helping me bake these treats, but that girl of mine has some good ideas of what to pair together, so I couldn’t wait to get a pan of chocolate chip donuts in the oven.

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To get the mocha flavor, I substituted coffee in place of the orange juice in these Orange Julius donuts. I use that base recipe to create all kinds of different fun flavors in our kitchen.

Then to really amp up the coffee flavor I also dipped the tops of the donuts in a coffee glaze.

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These donuts will get you going in the morning, especially if you have them with a cup of coffee. There are pockets of chocolate chips throughout the donuts, and more chocolate drizzles on top of the glaze.

My kiddos devoured these fun donuts in no time at all. I guess I should leave that donut pan upstairs because I definitely see more donuts in our future.

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Mocha Chocolate Chip Donuts Recipe

      15 Servings


For the Donuts:
  • 1/2 cup Butter, Softened
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1/3 cup Strong Brewed Coffee, Cooled
  • 1 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
For Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Coffee, Cooled
  • 1/4 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon Shortening


For the Donuts:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Beat the butter and sugars together until creamy. Add the egg, extract, and yogurt and beat again.
  3. Sift together the baking powder, baking soda, and flour. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternately with the cooled coffee.
  4. Stir in the mini chocolate chips by hand.
  5. Spoon the donut batter into a greased donut pan, filling the cavities 3/4 full.
  6. Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes.
  7. Let the donuts cool in the pan for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Glaze and Topping:

  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar and coffee until smooth.
  2. Dip the tops of the donuts in the glaze. You many need to spread the last few donuts with a knife instead of dipping.
  3. Let the glaze set completely.
  4. Heat the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth.
  5. Drizzle over the tops of the donuts. Let set. Store in a loosely sealed container on the counter.


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15 donuts
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Author: Jocelyn Brubaker
Recipe Yields: 15 donuts
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 donut
Servings Per Recipe 15

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 68
Calories 258

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 130mg
Total Carbohydrate 42g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 25g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jocelyn Brubaker

About Jocelyn

Jocelyn bakes up many delicious things to share on Inside BruCrew Life. Around these parts, she's our latest Breakfast Fanatic, and we're so glad!

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