Pumpkin Chocolate Doughnuts


Pumpkin Chocolate Doughnuts

I know what you’re probably eating today. I’m gonna take a very wild guess. It’s a sandwich, piled high with shredded dark meat turkey and cranberry sauce and mayonnaise and if you’re super crazy, you might’ve added mashed potatoes on your bread. I say live it up because in January everyone is going to be on a cleanse.

This recipe is all about using up those last bits of pumpkin puree you might have in your fridge from the pumpkin pie you maybe made. Or maybe didn’t.

For this post I teamed up with presse. I figured it was a good match because nothing goes better with doughnuts than coffee…and vice a versa.

Pumpkin Chocolate Doughnuts

Pumpkin Chocolate Doughnuts

The presse works like this: You separate the two components, pour ground coffee in, hot water, let it stand for about 3 minutes and then presse—that’s it! My favorite part about is that there are no filters you have to mess with. And the coffee it yields is a really good viscosity. It’s somewhere between a pour over and a French press.

And the presse makes it so you can either drink it in your house (I do this for solo cups of coffee) or on the go, hopefully with a doughnut or two in hand.

Pumpkin Chocolate Doughnuts

Pumpkin Chocolate Doughnuts

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Serving Size: 12 doughnuts



  • 1/4 cup butter, softened 
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, (2 percent would work, too)


  • 4 ounces dark chocolate or semi sweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Sugar pearls in a variety of colors 
  • Sprinkles 


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the cavities of a doughnut pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand-up mixer (or a medium bowl using an electric mixer), add the butter and light brown sugar; beat until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the eggs and beat once more. Add the pumpkin puree, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda and cloves; beat once more until thoroughly incorporated. In two batches, alternating between the flour and milk, add the two until just combined. Scrape down the sides as needed and mix one last time. 
  • Transfer the batter to a resealable kitchen bag and press any air out. Snip off the corner and pipe the batter into the doughnut pan. (If you’re feeling super lazy, you can simply spoon the batter into the holes of the doughnut pan.) Transfer to the oven to bake for 7 to 10 minutes, until the doughnuts have risen and spring back when touched. Invert onto a cooling rack to cool. Repeat with the remaining batter. 
  • To make the glaze: Add the chocolate to a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream to very hot. Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for 2 to 3 minutes. Mix vigorously until very smooth. Mix in the vanilla extract. 
  • To assemble the doughnuts: Dip the doughnuts into the ganache and then garnish with sprinkles and toppings of your choice. Repeat with the remaining doughnuts. These doughnuts are good when kept in an airtight container for up to 2 days, they’re definitely best eaten the same day. 
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  • Reply Ana @ Ana's Rocket Ship November 29, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Those doughnuts look so perfect – more professional than what you can buy in grocery stores by far!

  • Reply Angie November 28, 2015 at 7:57 am

    I made the butterscotch pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. It turned out great! I loved the crust – it went well with the butterscotch flavor in the pie. Everyone in my family loved the pie! I think it’s actually the first pie I have ever made. Thanks for posting the recipe! It was easy to make and tasted great!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 28, 2015 at 8:52 am

      YAYY! That’s awesome to hear. Thanks for the feedback.

  • Reply Erika November 28, 2015 at 6:13 am

    I might not be reading carefully enough, but I don’t see an oven temp in the recipe.

  • Reply Kari November 25, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    These are so beautiful! I love how perfect the icing is!

  • Reply Mary Frances November 25, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I’m not a big fan of doughnuts, but these look FANTASTIC!!

  • Reply Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) November 25, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Beautiful doughnuts! Love those spraaankles 🙂