Delicious Vegan Chocolate-Glazed Cake Donuts

This recipe for a cake-based chocolate-glazed vegan donut is incredibly easy and delicious! Plus, it uses ingredients you already have in your pantry!

Vegan chocolate-glazed cake donuts topped with coconut shreds
Vegan Chocolate-Glazed Coconut Cake Donuts!

Are donuts vegan?

One of the foods I crave most often is a donut. Yet, for a while after I became vegan I didn’t eat any donuts at all, simply because I couldn’t find any vegan donuts! You can imagine how hard this was for me.

Just kidding! You still won’t find a vegan Dunkin Donut or a vegan Krispy Kreme donut. But, it is becoming easier and easier to find vegan donuts! However, when that craving strikes and you’re out of reach of your favorite store-bought vegan donut, reach for this recipe for Vegan Chocolate-Glazed Cake Donuts!

Vegan cake donut dough in a mixing bowl
The ideal donut dough


People definitely overestimate how hard it is to make a donut, especially a vegan donut. Don’t worry, it’s much easier than you think. And it’s tastier too!

Vegan donuts in a donut pan
A donut pan works best, but you can use whatever you have on hand in a pinch


Experiment with your toppings! Our recipe calls for a coconut shred topping, but you can easily replace it with whatever sounds good to you. Use rainbow sprinkles for a pop of color, or go all-in on the chocolate by using chocolate sprinkles or mini chocolate chips!

Coconut-topped vegan chocolate-glazed cake donuts
Top these vegan cake donuts with coconut, or whatever you please!

Vegan Chocolate-Glazed Cake Donuts

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Cooling Time10 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: vegan breakfast, vegan dessert
Servings: 12


  • Oven
  • Donut Pan



  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mix together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl
  • Incorporate the non-dairy milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract into the dry mixture
  • Fill each section of a greased donut pan until each donut is 3/4 of the way full
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Let cool for 10 minutes, until slightly warm to the touch
  • Pour chocolate glaze onto each donut
  • Optional: sprinkle shredded coconut onto each donut
  • Enjoy!

Enjoy these vegan chocolate-glazed cake donuts the next time you’re in need of a vegan donut. Let us know how it goes!

For more vegan breakfast recipes, check out:

If you’re in need of a more filling sweet breakfast treat, check out these recipes for vegan waffles or vegan pancakes!

For a savory breakfast main dish, we like these vegan breakfast burritos or this vegan breakfast sandwich!