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Cinnamon Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts

Prep Time:20 min
Cook Time:20 min
Yield:2 dozen


  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening, melted
  • OR 1/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening, for deep frying
  • OR Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening, for deep frying
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Milk


  1. 1.
    BEAT eggs at medium speed in large bowl. Gradually add sugar. Beat until thick and lemon colored. Stir in melted shortening and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in separate bowl. Stir into egg mixture alternately with buttermilk. Cover. Chill 2 hours. (Dough will still be slightly sticky.)

  2. 2.
    HEAT 2 to 3 inches shortening in deep fryer or deep saucepan to 365°F.

  3. 3.
    ROLL one half of dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/2-inch thickness. Keep remaining dough chilled. Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter. Repeat with remaining dough. Fry a few doughnuts at a time about 1 to 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Remove with slotted metal spoon. Drain on paper towels.

  4. 4.
    COMBINE powdered sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Add enough milk for desired consistency. Dip warm doughnuts in glaze.


Serving Size (1 doughnut of 24), Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 60), Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 180mg, Total Carbohydrate 43g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 26g), Protein 3g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 6%, Iron 8%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Cinnamon Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts

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