Baked Nutella Doughnuts with Nutella Glaze


When you mix creamy, chocolaty and blissfully smooth Nutella into doughnuts great things happen. Basically, when you mix Nutella into anything great things happen. Nutella is probably one of my favorite foods (I wish I could sit down an eat a jar of it by the spoonful, as if it were ice cream) so I had to find a way to add it to my doughnuts.

Baked Nutella Doughnuts | Cooking Classy

It’s not very often that I like to fry a batch of doughnuts in a big pot of oil, yes I love the taste but I don’t like the added calories and mess that comes with frying them. Baked doughnuts are easier, quicker and are a healthier alternative than their fried counterpart. These baked treats are delicious topped with toasted hazelnuts, or they’re fun for kids with colorful sprinkles, and if I would have had chocolate Oreos on hand I might have even tried crushing up and adding a few with those. Even if you don’t choose to top these with anything other than the glaze you’ll still have an unbelievably delicious baked doughnut. Just be sure to serve them along with a tall glass of ice cold milk. Enjoy!

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Baked Nutella Doughnuts with Nutella Glaze

Yield: 9 doughnuts

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 3 Tbsp butter , softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Nutella
  • 4 - 6 tsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chopped , toasted hazelnuts or sprinkles, for topping (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt for 30 seconds, set aside. In a separate mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on medium-low speed, whip together granulated sugar, light-brown sugar, Nutella and butter until well blended, about 20 seconds. Stir in egg and vanilla. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula and working in three separate batches, add 1/3 of the flour mixture alternating with half of the milk, mixing and folding just until combined after each addition and beginning and ending with flour mixture. Divide batter among greased doughnut pans filling each about 3/4 full (I got 9). Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into doughnut comes out clean, about 7 - 9 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes, then run a butter knife around edges to loosen and invert onto wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, 2 1/2 Tbsp Nutella, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth, then spread Nutella glaze over tops of doughnuts. Top with sprinkles or chopped hazelnuts and allow glaze to set at room temperature. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: Mmm loving that glaze!! September 1, 2013 at 1:27pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I love that you baked these. I hate frying things. Not even the health issue, but just…the mess and the smell that lingers forever! Baking is so much easier I think. And love that they’re Nutella in the dough AND the glaze. Fabulous. Pinned. September 1, 2013 at 1:33pm Reply

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress): sweet doughnut heaven September 1, 2013 at 2:06pm Reply

  • Becca @ Crumbs: Oh yum! I agree with you about nutella, it makes everything taste better!! September 2, 2013 at 2:56am Reply

  • sophie: Oh my gosh! These doughnuts seriously look like perfection. September 2, 2013 at 3:50am Reply

  • Rachel @ Bakerita: Those pictures are killing me with how ridiculously good they look! Nutella doughnuts?! Yum! Pinned :) September 2, 2013 at 8:49am Reply

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme: Yup, I’m guilty too for eating Nutella right out of the jar like ice cream. These donuts sound incredible. I love that they are baked too. Then I won’t feel as guilty if I eat them all, lol! ;) September 2, 2013 at 6:47pm Reply

  • Mimi @ Culinary Couture: I am blown away these pictures! Seriously, you have some true talent! September 2, 2013 at 7:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Mimi :) That’s so nice of you to say! September 3, 2013 at 6:09am Reply

  • Mesmes: I’m going to try them as muffins as I have nothing to bake donuts in, but I’m sure they will be just as tasty ;) September 3, 2013 at 9:10am Reply

    • Catherine: Did you try them as muffins yet? I don’t have a donut pan either! If so, can you tell me how long you baked them?
      :-) September 7, 2013 at 3:02pm Reply

  • Nansy: Hi Jacyln! Those look amazing! Could the nutella glaze double as a cupcake filling? September 3, 2013 at 6:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s fairly runny so if you wanted to use it as a cupcake filling I’d probably up the nutella and reduce the milk. September 4, 2013 at 5:24am Reply

  • ATasteOfMadness: It’s so true. I mix Nutella into everything. I am particularly obsessed with cracker sandwiches of the peanut butter and Nutella variety ;)
    These doughnuts look divine! September 3, 2013 at 6:10pm Reply

  • leah: I want one of these right now!!!; )
    I just got a doughnut maker and the kids are begging me to make donuts! I wasn’t too impressed with the recipes . that came with the thing… do you think I can make these and the other doughnut .recipes on .this blog the donuts maker?
    I’m a huge nuttela fan myself
    Amazing blog and fantastic recipes!!!! September 7, 2013 at 9:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yeah I think they’d be fine made in a doughnut maker. I hope you love them if you do try! Thanks so much for your compliment Leah! September 14, 2013 at 8:48pm Reply

  • Vicki @ WITK: Baked donuts are the way to go! I haven’t made any in a while and i have a full jar of nutella in my cupboard… :) September 10, 2013 at 4:41pm Reply

  • KayleneP @ The Links Site: These look so yummy. I’ve got Nutella …. I might just have to get a doughnut pan ;) September 12, 2013 at 11:09pm Reply

  • Trish – Mom On Timeout: These doughnuts look wicked good! I love baking donuts too and these are just what I’m going to make :) Gorgeous photos! Pinned. September 14, 2013 at 4:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Trish for the compliment :) and thanks for pinning! September 14, 2013 at 5:09pm Reply

  • Pink Hungry: how big is your baking pan? Is it for 6 doughnuts? Im dreaming about these since I saw them but I need to get a doughnut pan firstly ;) September 26, 2013 at 7:19am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes it’s 6 doughnuts, I have the Wilton one. September 27, 2013 at 7:10am Reply

      • Pink Hungry: thanks, I’m thinking exactly about Wilton one :) September 27, 2013 at 1:31pm Reply

  • Divya-Ella: omg this looks amazing. what do i do if i dont have a doughnut tin? September 26, 2013 at 2:34pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You could maybe try to make them into muffins instead. September 27, 2013 at 6:43am Reply

  • alana: looks easy and healthy since not fried! Love that idea! Cant wait to go buy a doughnut pan!!!!!!!!!!! January 22, 2014 at 12:21pm Reply

  • shama: Hi I am new to baking was just wondering if doughnuts can be made without yeast? January 28, 2014 at 12:55am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes as long as they have some form of leaving like baking powder or baking soda. The baking powder/soda makes more of a cake like doughnut than the fluffy yeasted fried doughnut but both are delicious. January 29, 2014 at 5:50pm Reply

  • Juwi: i can’t wait to make these. baked doughnuts are delicious and NUTELLA MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER. this blog is amazing. =D February 21, 2014 at 9:49am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the compliment Juwi :)! February 21, 2014 at 11:33am Reply

  • alana: My hubby gobbled these up!!:) thanx Jaclyn February 27, 2014 at 8:32am Reply

  • Jen and Emily @ Layers of Happiness: Oh my gosh! These look absolutely amazing. Everything from the soft and fluffy doughnut to the Nutella glaze covering the whole thing to the colorful sprinkles on top… Can’t wait to make these soon. Pinned :) March 1, 2014 at 9:05pm Reply

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  • Sarah: Hi. I tried these before as doughnuts and they came out perfectly soft and fluffy!! I was wondering if I could make it into an 8 in cake? Thanks for the amazing recipe! :) September 10, 2014 at 4:40pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think that might work okay, I can’t say for sure though since I haven’t tried sorry! October 9, 2014 at 11:29pm Reply

  • Shani Milan: Hi!!! The recipe looks so delicious! But I don’t have a donut pan. Do you have a recipe of this but for frying? January 22, 2015 at 5:08am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I don’t sorry! You could probably do them as mini muffins though. January 24, 2015 at 10:58pm Reply

  • Maggie: I bought a doughnut pan just to try these, and was not disappointed. I love how moist they are! Can’t wait to try your other doughnut recipes. Thanks! June 25, 2015 at 8:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you enjoyed the doughnuts Maggie! Thanks for your comment! June 25, 2015 at 10:42pm Reply

  • Jason Wright: I made this recipe yesterday and I love them! I got a dozen out of the recipe and I’ve already eaten 4 in the last 24 hours. They are so soft and fluffy, like little clouds of Nutella heaven covered in a sugary Nutella glaze. November 2, 2015 at 4:40pm Reply

  • Emre: Dear Sir,

    You told in recipe that Preheat oven to 400 Degree. Celcius? FAhrenhit? Kelvin? Because in our homes, we haven’t ovens heat to 400 Celcius.

    Thank You February 15, 2016 at 8:15am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It is Fahrenheit. Hope you love them! February 15, 2016 at 1:53pm Reply

  • Huzafa: Is it 400 F OR Celsius ?
    I am new to baking oven ☺ April 24, 2016 at 7:13am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It is Fahrenheit. I hope you love these! April 25, 2016 at 12:16am Reply

  • Tia: Hey this looks fab.
    I’m from the UK
    Please can you tell me what we call all purpose flour?
    I made some doughnuts the other day first time I fried them they were really nice but I don’t fact frying again!!!
    I made the dough twice because I thought I messed it up first time round. However, when I left to prove my first one rose but second one didn’t. I used different flours for both.
    The one that was a good dough I used a bread dough but n second one I used plain flour. I didn’t bother frying the plain flour one. I know it was the yeast temp that was wrong.
    Would really appreciate if u could tell me which flour to use for this recipe. Thanks. August 29, 2016 at 4:42am Reply

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