chocolate raspberry baked donuts

by Lori and Michelle on April 20, 2012

hello friends!

well it is finally Friday! TGIF right

phew this has been one of those weeks that just feels like it is never going to end. we had some really long days but all worth it in the end. especially when we made some chocolate donuts to start the weekend with!

we loved all our facebook love on the preview picture we showed last night. some of you mentioned blueberry lavender, which is a combo we will have to try next!

for some time now we have been discussing that we wanted to re-make our chocolate donuts from a while back. we finally got around to doing it. better late then never right?

gluten free chocolate baked donut with a dairy free berry frosting

chocolate and mint is by far our all time favorite combo. but we are also fans of chocolate with fruit especially berries. though, we are find that chocolate goes with just about anything! would you agree?

here we go again with our love of anything donut related. it is so weird to us that we have fallen in love with donuts so much these past few years, as we were never HUGE donut people growing up. maybe it is now that we can make them ‘a little healthier’ then what you see in the stores or at the local donut shop. or maybe it is that we just love the shape. they are just so cute looking to us. especially when we make mini donuts.

either way we are baked donuts fans for life :)

speaking of, we need to get a new donut pan as one of ours is getting worn out. haha

this chocolate donut is gluten free, but we used eggs this time. we wanted to see what the eggs did with our batter. if you would like them to be vegan please follow our chocolate mint donut recipe just remember they are a little delicate. we still hope to remake our chocolate vegan donuts again and make them even better!

back to this new donut recipe. we loved it! it came out amazing. one of our best baked cake donuts yet!


once donuts are cooled dip them into your berry frosting!

these donuts were so light, cakey, and perfect all the way around from the texture to flavor to the delicious raspberry frosting on top.


the perfect way to start a Friday with chocolate and raspberries combined into a baked donut!

today we got a busy day. the time has come to officially move Lori and Gary into their new home. yep another weekend full of loading and unloading a uhaul, packing up boxes, unloading boxes, moving furniture…ya fun times! Lori has some fun house updates coming, plus our video of doing plank!! 

have a wonderful Friday!

Twins Question: What is your favorite fruit? Do you like frosting? What is one meal that you like to recreate to be healthier than what is in stores or at restaurants? 

till next time,

pure2raw twins

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Nikki FYC April 20, 2012 at 8:35 am

Wow, these look AWESOME! Way to go, girls. You know how to make Friday mornings even happier. Looking forward to the blueberry lavender. That combo sounds amazing as well!
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Mandy @MandyBloomsRaw April 20, 2012 at 8:39 am

Um…Droooooooolling over here.. wow! Makes me want to go buy a donut making pan!
Lovely job as always.
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Tamikko April 20, 2012 at 8:48 am

mmm, drool! Looks amazing. I’m so hungry now, and blame you both :) Just noticed 8 more days to the wedding! So exciting!!! Can’t wait to hear how it was and see pictures. I’ve been filing up my own Pinterest with picts for a year now and I can’t wait to see what you’ve gone with decorating wise :)

the delicate place April 20, 2012 at 8:58 am

those are so beautiful! my fave fruit is either blueberies, strawberries or blackberries. i also really love cherries! so i’m def a berry girl :) honestly, when i eat at a restaurant i choose something that i know might be calorically dense but also good for me like a nice piece of lamb or a steak with seasonally veggies in grass fed butter :) worth it!
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Stacey April 20, 2012 at 9:21 am

These sound great! What is your opinion on using almonds vs cashews in the frosting?

Rhonda D April 20, 2012 at 9:45 am

Wow they look amazing can’t wait to try these out.
thank you for sharing so many recipes,

Lori and Michelle April 20, 2012 at 10:08 am

Stacey we prefer cashews in frosting because they get creamier then almonds, but almonds would be fine as well.

Erica April 20, 2012 at 10:28 am

Orgeous! Love how you dip them vs spreading the icing on! So spring like. Favorite fruit? I cant pick!!!
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Ana April 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Love how awesomw they look and even more the fact that I have all ingredients at home!
We are away this weekend (closer to you guys, in Concord NC for my son’s soccer tournament), but I just got a donut pan and now can’t wait to try these donuts!!

Vicky (Sweet and Healthy Living) April 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I love the color contrast of these! So pretty! I am going to have to get a doughnut pan now!
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Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! April 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Ooh these look delicious! You’re so right, chocolate really does go with everything – but raspberry is at the top of my list for best pairing with chocolate. It’s been way too long since I’ve had a healthy donut – can’t wait until I have my donut pans again :-)
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Heather @ Fit Mama Real Food April 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I wondered what you were going up use in your frosting… cashews sound delish indeed with raspberry. Loving the donut recipe, you definitely can’t go wrong with chocolate, ever.
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Ela April 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I have loved frosting! Was one of those kids who always saved the frosting till last.

Berries and chocolate are a great combo, and I agree, chocolate goes with most things. Maybe less so with apples and grapefruits than with most other fruits, but still.

Have a wonderful weekend!
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LizAshlee April 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I think I would eat the batter and the icing before I could them into the pan to bake…they look delicious..berry and chocolate=yum!
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Amber Shea @Almost Vegan April 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Major yums! I love that last photo, it just pops right off the screen.
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katie @KatieDid April 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm

These are the prettiest donuts I’ve ever seen hands down. I absolutely love the sound of the frosting and would be fine just eating that with a spoon! Have a great weekend, and good luck with all the moving!
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Heather @ For the Love of Kale April 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

ummm WOW. That’s really all I have to say. Y’all are amazing. Those donuts look gorgeous!
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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva April 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Girls these look amazing! I’ve never made homemade donuts but I really want to give these a go! Berries are one of my favourite fruits…but if I had to pick just one it would probably have to be bananas. They are just so versatile!
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Heathy April 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

My mouth is watering! So funny, I made donuts yesterday too! Chocolate chip ones. Happy weekend xo
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Joy April 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I made these! With no frosting (I didn’t have the ingredients) but I used carob (no cocoa powder) and no sugar – but I did use a packet of Splenda and I just realized I forgot the oil! Well anyway yum I love them
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Lori and Michelle April 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Joy awesome!!! glad you enjoyed them 😉

Mary April 21, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I just came across your website and love it! I’m vegan and would like to try this recipe. What can I substitute for the 1 egg?

Heidi @ Food Doodles April 25, 2012 at 4:17 pm

That berry frosting looks incredible. Is it sad that I wouldn’t mind a bowl of that in front of me – with a spoon of course, haha. I love all kinds of berries but I think the plain old apple is my favorite fruit when it’s in season :)
I just have to mention I keep noticing the countdown to the wedding every time I visit – I’m getting so excited 😀
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Lauren May 20, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I’m wondering if you have found anything that works in place of cashews (besides soy) for the frosting? I don’t seem to respond well to them…thanks for any help!
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kaylee June 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

its like getting a donut @ dunkin wich is less healthy,and these taste much better than dunkin 2 me,and its helthier!!!

kaylee June 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm

i dont know. Would’nt it b even more creamier if u used both? i think so.

Charlene June 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm

i have made chocolate frosting with walnuts in the past. you could give that a shot. I remeber melting choclate and processing it with walnut butter that i made in the food processor with a little agave nectar.

Sacha Landreneau July 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

Hi! These donuts look awesome! I am wondering when you say coconut milk in this and other recipes are you referring to canned or the cold stuff in cartons? Thanks!

Lori and Michelle July 2, 2012 at 8:21 am

Sacha we use coconut milk from a can!!

Ozzie November 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Flaxmeal is just flax seeds ground up? I remember reading that flax seeds should be bought whole and ground up when needed.

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