Rich & Delicious Chocolate Stout Donuts

donutsSt. Patrick's Day is Thursday so what better way to celebrate with little ones than with Beer Donuts! Yep, it's a dream combination of your two favorite things, and it's safe for kids. Great for dunking in milk during breakfast, but even better for dunking in a dark Irish stout for dinner.

So get a little luck of the Irish in ya, get out the cocoa powder, and pop open a Guinness, it's time to celebrate!


Chocolate Stout Donuts


Grease up a baking sheet and pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.


  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  •  ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 ounces of dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • ½ cup dark beer


  1. Combine and sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. Combine egg, egg yolk, vanilla and sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add in milk and beat to combine. Add in beer and beat to combine. In a separate bowl melt butter and chocolate in a bowl of over simmering water. Use a wooden spoon or sturdy spatula fold in chocolate mixture until combined.
  2. Transfer donut batter to a pastry bag and pipe into donut tins. Pipe once around each well with enough pressure on the pastry bag to fill the well ¼ of the way up. Bake for about 4-6 minutes.

And for the awesome chocolate glaze you'll need:

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 ounces chocolate
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons of warm water


  1. Combine butter and chocolate in a bowl over simmering water. Heat to melt and add powdered sugar ½ cup at a time, alternating with a tablespoon of water.

When donuts are ready, tip to the tops in the glaze and enjoy!

Photo via S. Diddy/Flickr

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