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Chocolate Baked Doughnuts with Beet Blood Glaze
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Chocolate Baked Donuts with Beet Blood Glaze

Chocolate baked donuts with beet blood glaze are moist and naturally colored from beet puree.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Baked Doughnuts with beet blood glaze
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
cooling time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 doughnuts
Calories 157 kcal


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup beet puree (canned beets may be used to make puree)


  • 1 1/2 cups powder sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons beet juice liquid left from cooking
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • pinch salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.  Spray 2 doughnut pans with 6 doughnuts each with non-stick spray.
  2. In a bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt
  3. In a separate bowl mix together melted butter and sugars.  Add egg, vanilla, buttermilk, and beet puree until smooth.
  4. Mix in dry ingredients until batter is smooth.  Do not overmix.
  5. Pour batter into a pastry bag or use a resealable plastic bag with the corner clipped.  Pipe the batter into the prepared pans.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly touched.

Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes in pan then invert pan over a cooling rack to remove doughnuts.  Allow to cool for 7-10 minutes before glazing.

To make the Glaze:

  1. Mix all of the glaze ingredients in small bowl.  Add beet liquids until glaze is a smooth consistency.
  2. Gently spoon over cooled doughnuts.

Recipe Notes

  • Beet powder or beet puree may be used in place of beet liquids.
  • Canned beets may be used in place of roasted or steamed beets.  Use liquid in canned beets for glaze
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Baked Donuts with Beet Blood Glaze
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.7g6%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 137mg6%
Carbohydrates 30.5g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.