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Baked Chocolate Cake Donuts Dairy-Free & Egg-Free

Dairy-free AND egg-free baked chocolate donuts.

You and your kiddies need these donuts in your belly, pronto.

Bonus points for sprinkles. See this easy recipe below.


Dairy-Free & Egg-Free Chocolate Donut Recipe


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If you’re a food allergy family, you may be missing donuts in your life.

We sure did…for a long time.

Not only did we need dairy-free and egg-free,

but I assumed donuts would require frying and yeast and lots of headache, too.

So for years, I didn’t even bother trying.

However, at some point, my little boy really wanted in on the donut action.

So mom got to work and did what any food allergy mom does, 

figured out how to make dairy and egg free donuts, of course!

And who knew, they were tons easier than I imagined.

Plus, they were an instant hit!

Since then, homemade donuts have become my boy’s favorite birthday tradition year after year.

Turns out, it was all worth it.

So worth it, in fact,

that I ended up creating a variety of donut flavors for our family to enjoy. 

Just like the donut shop.

Hope your family enjoys them just as much!

Our first recipe, the chocolate donut recipe is below.

Then scroll to the bottom for even more flavors to try.

We also have quick video tips for you in this post, too.

Let’s get to it!

chocolate cake donut recipe no egg


If you don’t have egg allergies, feel free to use egg in this recipe.

Otherwise, flax egg or applesauce egg replacer work great.

Don’t leave out the nutmeg. It makes the donuts!

If you’re feeling extra awesome, add crushed Oreos on top of the glaze.

If you don’t want to make a glaze, feel free to eat these plain or toss them in powdered sugar once cooled.

The best donut pan for easy removal and clean-up is USA donut pans. See video in this post. 

the best non-stick donut pan


If you want to try this recipe pronto but don’t have a donut pan on hand,

you can easily make these in a muffin tin or mini muffin tins.

But when you and your kids become obsessed with homemade donuts,

do be sure to grab a nice donut pan for yourself.

You won’t regret it, so much fun!

I’ll tell ya, save yourself a ton of headache by purchasing this donut pan. (affiliate)

The donuts will pop right out, no tearing them out with a plastic spoon. 

And clean-up is a dream!

These nice, heavy duty aluminum pans are covered with silicone, not teflon.

I only wish I had bought mine sooner and not wasted my money on three other brands before landing on this one.  

See our video in this post for more about the donut pan.

I know you’ll love having one and will use it for years to come.  

Now here’s the chocolate donut recipe!


Dairy-Free & Egg-Free Chocolate Donut Recipe


Makes 6 Regular Donuts

Oven 350


1/4 cup buttermilk (1/4 cup dairy-free milk + 1 tsp. lemon juice or vinegar)
1 egg, 1 flax egg, or 3 tbs. applesauce
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (don’t leave this out)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons solid coconut oil or dairy-free butter
1/4 cup dairy-free yogurt or canned coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
sprinkles or crushed Oreos (optional)

baked oreo donut recipe 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly grease a donut pan or use a non-stick USA pan. (affiliate)

Make your dairy-free “buttermilk” by mixing 1/4 cup dairy-free milk with 1/4 tsp. lemon juice or vinegar and set aside.

If using flax egg, mix 3 tbs. water with 1 tbs. ground flax seed and set aside.

In a large bowl or your Kitchen Aid mixing bowl combine 1 c. flour, 2 tbs. cocoa powder, 1 tsp. baking powder, and 1/4 tsp. baking soda.

Whisk in 1/2 c. sugar, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp. salt.

Cut in 2 tbs. solid coconut oil or dairy-free butter until the flour becomes coarse crumbs. The Kitchen Aid Mixer (affiliate) on low speed is great for this.

In a separate bowl mix together 1/4 c. buttermilk, 1/4 c. dairy-free yogurt or canned coconut milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 1 egg or 1 flax egg or 3 tbs. applesauce.

Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Don’t over mix.

Use a spoon to fill each donut well 1/2 full.

Bake until doughnuts spring back when touched. Start at 12 minutes.

Let cool before removing from the pan and glazing. 



1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water


In a bowl, whisk powdered sugar and water.

It should be drizzle consistency.

If it’s too thick, add 1/4 tsp. of water at a time until drizzle consistency is reached.

Drizzle over cooled donuts.

Or dip donuts into the bowl of glaze, top side down. Just covering the top of the donut.

Add sprinkles or crushed Oreos before the glaze hardens. (optional)

This recipe is adapted from 52 Kitchen Adventures.

And here are more donut recipes below! 


Birthday Cake Vanilla Donuts

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts

Powdered Sugar Donuts

Pumpkin Maple Donuts

This was originally posted in April 2013.

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Monday 29th of November 2021

What cocoa powder do you use for these?

Jamie Kaufmann

Monday 29th of November 2021

Hi there, we've used several. Hershey, Toll House, and from Aldi. Hope that helps.


Saturday 31st of August 2019

Hi Jamie,

Thank you for these recipes. We are new to navigating the food allergy world but our daughter is missing the opportunity to have donuts with her sisters. Do you know if these donuts would freeze after baking?

Thank you so much!

Jamie Kaufmann

Saturday 31st of August 2019

Hi Kristen, I actually just pulled some out of our freezer today! And they are great. :) Yay! If you would like more support on this adventure, we'd love for you to check out our special membership. xo More info on our homepage, milkallergymom.com Let us know if you need anything else!

Jamie Kaufmann

Saturday 31st of August 2019

Awesome! Thank you, Kristen, for sharing!


Tuesday 5th of March 2019

Your recipe calls for dairy-free milk but I can't have any milk at all is there a substitute for the dairy-free milk I can try?

Jamie Kaufmann

Sunday 10th of March 2019

There are many dairy-free milk options but perhaps if none work for you, water maaaaaay work. OR canned coconut milk if you're not allergic.


Sunday 8th of July 2018

Hello, can I use canola oil instead of coconut oil?

Jamie Kaufmann

Monday 9th of July 2018

Yes you can, Katie!

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