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Baked Chocolate Mocha Doughnuts

A chocolate baked doughnut enhanced with McCafé Colombian Coffee and then dipped in a chocolate mocha glaze for that double chocolate mocha effect creating a drool worthy treat to enjoy with your morning cup!

Do you have a friend who will do anything to help you out no matter what? Are you that kind of friend? I have to admit that I am probably one of those lucky people who has a friend like that. I met her when we first moved to Albany 4-1/2 years ago and have been best of friends ever since. Because of the time of day that we would meet up, I must admit, that we have always been the friends who have a glass of wine together, but, if I didn’t have to get up and go to the office on a daily basis, I bet we would have been that morning cup of coffee friends too because we both love our coffee!
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Jill faithfully babysits our three kitties whenever Grumpy and I have to be away from home for more than a full day. She talks to them like they are her own kitties and I know she gives them a lot of treats and they certainly love her right back! Because Jill is so special to us, I decided that I was going to treat her to doughnuts and some McCafé Colombian Coffee.
Baked Chocolate Mocha Doughnuts

I am a pretty picky girl when it comes to my coffee. I like a medium to dark roast best. What is funny is that I never was a “real” coffee drinker until I met Grumpy. After we started living together I had to put to use that coffee pot that I usually only pulled out when Dad was around. I remember many evenings on the front porch with a hot cup of cappuccino and Grumpy and every morning since we’ve been together has been a fresh brewed cup or two of coffee.

Baked Chocolate Mocha Doughnuts

When I found the McCafé coffee made with 100% Arabica Beans in my local Wal-mart I decided that I was going to have to give it a try. I will admit, the packaging certainly attracted me, however, my affection of coffee, the fact that there were 8 different flavors made me decide I just had to try it! Kind of funny how that works isn’t it? However even better, the coffee sold me once I tried it. I picked out two bags, one of the Colombian (medium to dark roast) and a French Vanilla. Every once in a while Grumpy will like a flavored coffee and French Vanilla is always his choice.

Baked Chocolate Mocha Doughnuts
I found my McCafé Coffee in the same aisle you would find the tea, hot cocoa and creamer at my local Wal-Mart.

The McCafé Coffee also comes in coffee pods which would be my choice for my friend Jill’s gift! Because Jill loves our kitties so much and is such a great friend for taking care of them for us, I thought it would be great to put together a gift basket that included some McCafé Coffee Pods for her the next time we visited.

Baked Chocolate Mocha Doughnuts
After I came home with my coffee the first thing I thought of was doughnuts! I absolutely love my Mom’s Fry Cakes but because I don’t care to deep fry too often, I tend to bake my doughnuts. I started thinking dark chocolate baked doughnuts enhanced with the Colombian coffee I had just bought. I also thought about how dark and delicious Nanny’s Mayonnaise Cake was and how I could perhaps make some baked doughnuts that combined the coffee and mayonnaise with the chocolate to get this wonderful deep, dark chocolate doughnut. I am very happy to say that I succeeded and the result was exactly what I was looking for and perfect to go with that cup of McCafé Coffee!
Watch this pretty cool animation of my process in making the doughnuts!
Baked Chocolate Mocha Doughnuts

What would you do for your best friend who would go above and beyond to do something for you? Would you make that friend these Baked Chocolate Mocha Doughnuts?

Baked Chocolate Mocha Doughnuts
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 12
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons coffee
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Glaze ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons brewed McCafé Colombian Coffee
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1-2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and spray a doughnut baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix flour through salt together to combine. Add milk, mayonnaise, coffee, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk together until smooth.
  3. Fill each doughnut cavity 1/2 full with batter and bake 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Cool doughnuts in pan for 5 minutes, then remove to cooling rack.
  5. Assemble glaze by stirring together coffee, milk, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth and of dipping consistency. Add more powdered sugar or milk as needed.
  6. Dip doughnuts top half in glaze then sit back on cookie rack to allow to dry. Top with sprinkles if desired.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Sarah Olson March 27, 2015 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Coffee and homemade doughnuts, is there anything better? Great recipe Shelby!

  2. Sara Glover March 28, 2015 at 12:10 am - Reply

    These doughnuts look so good! I don't drink coffee but I bet these taste really good too!

  3. Carrie R March 28, 2015 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Now these are my kind of donuts! 🙂 Chocolate and coffee? Yes, please!

  4. Stephanie March 29, 2015 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Well those look tasty! YUM! I do have a friend that goes above and beyond, and she LOVES her coffee – I'll have to give your recipe and try and grab some McCafé pods for her! Thanks for sharing #client

  5. Miriah October 21, 2019 at 8:05 pm - Reply


  6. Tandy Willingham January 24, 2020 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    The 2 Tabledpoons of coffee in the donut recipe, is that brewed or instant or grounds?

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