Chocolate Donuts with Marshmallow Drizzle

Chocolate Donuts with Marshmallow Drizzle
Chocolate Donuts with Marshmallow Drizzle

Summer, the season for s’mores, campfire and this year, social distancing. While some might be able to go camping, others simply cannot, or do not want to go. So if you find yourself at home, craving the taste of s’mores, I got you covered. Allow me to introduce you the s’more inspired chocolate donuts with marshmallow drizzle.

They may not be exactly like s’mores; they have a different shape and texture, and there is no melting chocolate oozing out of them. However, the flavor components are the same.

As with all the other donut recipes I’ve shared, these ones are baked instead of fried. Compared to fried donuts, baked ones have a slightly crispy texture on the outside and soft on the inside, and they don’t soak up oil, which I find takes away from the flavors. Additionally, baked donuts do not require yeast, which takes a long time to leaven the dough. So they are more flavorful, easier and faster to make!

After baking the donuts, I drizzled melted marshmallows over them. And I have to warn you that this step can get quite messy. When melted, the marshmallow drizzle is incredibly sticky. I would recommend you drizzle it very quickly over the donuts, preferably on a surface that is easy to clean. Then let them sit a few minutes so the marshmallow drizzle can set a little, before eating them.

If you’d like to skip that step, you could slightly under-bake the donuts by a minute or two. Pop them out of the pan, place them on a baking tray (lined with parchment paper!), add a marshmallow in the center of each donut and put them back in the oven for a minute or two. Once the marshmallows have melted, remove the donuts from the oven and let them cool for a minute or two.

Optional: you can sprinkle graham cracker crumbs for texture.

See more donut recipes here.

And lastly, here you have the recipe for the chocolate donuts with marshmallow drizzle:

Chocolate Donuts with Marshmallow Drizzle

Servings 12 donuts


For the batter:

  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup (150 g/ 5 ¼ oz.) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (100 g/ 3 ½ oz.) granulated sugar
  • ½ stick (60 g/ 2 oz.) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup (120 ml/ 4 ¼ oz.) cream (35% fat content)
  • 3 tbsp. (20 g) Dutch Process cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter at room temperature for greasing the pan

For the glaze:

  • 150 g (5.3 oz.) mini marshmallows
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • Optional: graham crumbs for decoration


For the batter:

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 °C (350°F).
  • In a bowl sift the flour and cocoa powder, then add the baking powder and mix them with a whisk.
  • Melt the butter over very low temperature (make sure it does not bubble) and set it aside to cool a little.
  • Crack the eggs into another bowl, add the sugar and beat at high speed with an electric mixer. The mixture is ready when almost triple in volume and light in colour. Add the vanilla extract, salt, cream and whisk until incorporated.
  • Using a spatula, add the flour mix to the egg mix in 2-3 steps, mixing gently after each step. Make sure the flour is well incorporated, but do not over mix. Once the flour has been incorporated, fold in the melted cooled butter. Allow the batter to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Grease the donut pan with room temperature butter. Pipe the batter filling ¾ of teach cavity. Bake for 10 minutes, or until donuts spring back when gently pressed.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow the donuts to sit in the pan for 2-3 minutes before taking them out. Transfer to a rack and allow to cool.

For the marshmallow drizzle:

  • Grease a small pan with 1 tbsp. butter, and place it on medium-low heat. Add the marshmallows and the water to the pan. Stir until the marshmallows melt and mixture is creamy and smooth. Drizzle onto the donuts immediately.
    Note: as the marshmallow cools, it becomes more sticky and difficult to work with.
  • Optional: serve with graham crumbs.