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Hot Cocoa Baked Donuts

A fluffy chocolate cocoa donut filled with marshmallow frosting and topped with chocolate ganache and toasted marshmallows.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 547kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


Chocolate Donuts

  • 1 box Chocolate cake mix
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ cup Vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup Buttermilk
  • ¾ cup Starbucks Hot Cocoa your favorite flavor

Chocolate Ganache Frosting

  • 1 cup Chocolate finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 16 ounces Marshmallows for garnish

Marshmallow Frosting

  • 1 cup Butter room temperature
  • 10 ounces Marshmallow fluff
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 c Confectioner's sugar


Chocolate Donuts

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Prepare donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Put batter in a large piping bag and fill each donut cup 1/2 way. Tap pan on the counter to settle the batter.
  • Bake for 7 minutes or until top of the donuts spring back when you press down on them.
  • Let donuts cool for 3 minutes then remove from the pan and let cool completely.

Marshmallow Frosting

  • Mix together ingredients until thoroughly combined.

Chocolate Ganache

  • Microwave milk until boiling (about 30 seconds).
  • Pour over chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted.


  • Cut donuts in half horizontally.
  • Frost the bottom half of the donuts with marshmallow frosting.
  • Place the top half back on the donuts and then pour ganache over each donut.
  • Top with miniature marshmallows and toast them with a bruleee torch.


Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1.7mg