Chocolate Vegan Donuts with Cinnamon Heart Glaze

by Destini on February 12, 2012

I’m not much for Valentines Day, not quite sure why but i’d never felt the attraction to it…till now. A reason to make scrumptious goodies- okay done! On a recent trip to the states I finally purchased a donut pan and Valentines Day was the prefect excuse to use it. I knew right away I wanted to make chocolate donuts. But hadn’t made up my mind for a glaze for them. So knowing my husband always has original ideas I asked him….what did he say? Cinnamon Hearts. I thought this was brilliant. However I was unsure of how to start this process. But I think I made it work with heat, water and icing sugar….And it appears by how many are “missing” my husband thinks so too!


  • 3/4 C flour
  • 1/4 C cocoa powder
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 1/2t baking powder
  • 1/4t salt
  • 1/2 C soymilk
  • 1t apple cider vinegar
  • 4T vegan margarine (I used earth balance)
  • 1 egg replacer. (I used flax egg)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350c. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder. Stir in sugar and salt in a large bowl. Over low heat, combine all remaning ingredients till margine has melted and everything is combined. Mix wet ingredients into the dry. Pour the batter into a lightly greased donut pan. Bake for 10min or till toothpick comes out clean. Let them cool and place on cooling rack.

For the Cinnamon Heart Glaze take half a cup of cinnamon hearts, half cup of water and heat on medium heat till the cinnamon hearts are melted. Then add about 1.5 cups of icing sugar slowly into the glaze. Keep stirring till it’s a bit thicker.

Remove from heat and place in fridge for about 1.5 hours or till the glaze is a desired thickness for dipping the donuts. I took the donuts and dipped each in it and placed back on the cooling racks. I recommend doing this twice.

Sooo good! Look at that glaze? It was a bit thinner then I would have liked. I may keep it in the fridge longer next time.

They make me giggle with excitement, I never though I would make a donut!

A wonderful donut at that 🙂 Now go make that special one a donut made with love!


Question: Are you into Valentine’s Day? If so what is your favorite part? If not, how come?

Hope you all have a great Monday….ackkkk I dislike Monday’s but I have another great Valentine’s Day Treat for you all! Time to go watch The Walking Dead with George. XOXO

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimberly Ho February 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Darn these look so yummy. I think I am gaining lbs just looking at the images. Great post though. I may need you to make me some post-competition 😀


Destini February 13, 2012 at 10:50 am

Oh they were good, I had half of one and a little bit of batter when I was making them. I had to bring them to my dad and to work to make sure they were out of the house!!! Though they sure smelled amazing 🙂


Noelle (@singerinkitchen) February 13, 2012 at 9:10 am

Wow these sound and look delicious!! I have totally been craving donuts the last few days…I would love to have you post these on our Valentine’s Day recipe round-up


Destini February 13, 2012 at 10:50 am

Thank You and for sure!!


Lindsey February 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

You are genius! I am not one for hard candies but those little hearts get me every year!


Destini February 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

My husband is the genius…..but let’s not tell him that 🙂


Courtney Jones February 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm

These are seriously the prettiest and tastiest looking donuts I’ve ever seen! 🙂 Love the idea of melting the cinnamon hearts. Plus, the fact that they are vegan is extra cool. Thanks for sharing! 🙂


Destini February 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Aw thank you soo much for your lovely comment. Have a great day 🙂


Skye from Skye Loves... February 16, 2012 at 1:30 am

These look heavenly. So adorable. And so yummy. Can’t believe that they’re vegan…


Destini February 21, 2012 at 10:25 am

I love baking vegan. I believe you have a better understanding of baking when you do. My husband also is Lactose Intolerant and its quite bad. So removing the dairy/eggs and so forth has allowed him to still enjoy these treats without missing anything. And in fact he is gaining something.

Thank you again for the great comment 🙂


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