Chocolate Chip Doughnuts

Today, I’m celebrating the 2nd blogiversary of Tina’s Chic Corner!

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Time flies by when you’re having fun.  Seriously, I have no idea how two years have gone by.  When I started this adventure I didn’t even know if I’d still be doing this gig for two weeks, let alone two years.  I wasn’t even sure about buying my domain name for more than the minimum of one year.  Here I am 316 posts later, with many new friends, learning a lot about food, photography, social media, and myself and I renewed my domain name for another four years.  I guess I like doing this.  🙂

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I hardly ever make doughnuts because I would be at risk of devouring the entire batch.  However, I’ll make an exception today.  After all, a celebration is a great excuse to go all out with fatty delicious food.  I took my favorite doughnut recipe, Mini Powdered Doughnuts, and made them even better!  Can you really take something that’s already perfect and turn it into something better?  (Secret answer, yes you can.)

Let’s just say that I kicked the doughnuts up a notch.  I made them bigger (because bigger is always better, right?) and I added chocolate chips to the party (both inside and on top).

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There is a reason why these doughnuts are my favorite.  The taste and texture is spot on.  They remind me of Little Debbie Mini Donuts, but with chocolate chips.  If you’re familiar with those doughnuts and are a fan, then you too may be at risk of eating this entire batch.

I couldn’t make up my mind about how to dress these lovelies.  Do I dip them in a chocolate glaze?  Put chocolate chips on top?  Cover them in powdered sugar?  The answer was  I’ll give you two recipes today in honor of my two year blogiversary!

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All you have to do is choose which recipe you want to make.  If you are indecisive like I was then I strongly recommend making them both ways.    They are obviously different but equally awesome.  🙂

I’m not going to get all mushy on you guys, but I must thank all of you for your support.  It means the world to me.  I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for you!

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Chocolate Chip Doughnuts Recipe
(Makes 12 doughnuts)


  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (equivalent to 6.4 ounces)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

Ingredients for Powdered Sugar Coating:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • about 1 cup  powdered sugar

Note: The above ingredients are enough for all 12 doughnuts, divide it if you are going to make a split batch like I did.

Ingredients for Chocolate Glaze Coating:

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • sprinkling of miniature chocolate chips

Note: The above ingredients are enough for all 12 doughnuts, divide it if you are going to make a split batch like I did.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 6 doughnut pan and set it aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and the white sugar.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and milk and mix until combined.  Set the wet ingredients aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.  Set the dry ingredients aside.
  6. Put the miniature chocolate chips into a small bowl.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon of the dry ingredients into the bowl of mini chocolate chips and stir to coat the chips.
  8. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.  Stir all the ingredients together using a spatula or wooden spoon until just combined.
  9. Gently stir in the mini chocolate chips.
  10. Spoon the batter into the greased miniature doughnut pan filling each well about 3/4 of the way full.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, or until a tester inserted comes out clean.
  12. Let the doughnuts cool in the pan for about 5 minutes then move them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  13. (Be sure they are completely cool before topping!)  You can enjoy them as is or you can coat them in the powdered sugar or dip them in the chocolate glaze and top them with more mini chocolate chips.

Directions For Powdered Sugar Coating:

  1. In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt the butter in the microwave.
  2. In another medium bowl, add the powdered sugar.
  3. Use a brush to coat each doughnut with melted butter, making sure to cover it entirely.
  4. Then cover each doughnut with powdered sugar.
  5. Place them back onto the cooling rack and let them set.

Directions For Chocolate Glaze Coating:

  1. In a medium microwave safe bowl, add the semi-sweet chocolate chips, butter, corn syrup, and water.
  2. Melt the ingredients in 20 second increments, stirring after each time, until everything is completely melted and smooth.
  3. Dip the tops of each doughnut in the chocolate glaze.
  4. Sprinkle some miniature chocolate chips on top of the glaze.

Doughnut recipe adapted from:  Sally’s Baking Addiction

Chocolate Glaze Coating source:  Sally’s Baking Addiction



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Here are some of my other favorite recipes that I make all the time.

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

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Fudgy Brownies

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  1. Victoria Cooke says:

    These look soooooo delicious!!!! YUMMO

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you!!

  2. Chocolate chips are the best! These are so cute and look delicious 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      I totally agree! 🙂

  3. Louise says:

    Happy Blogoversary Tina! The time sure does seem to fly when you’re doing what you love and learning along the way. Of course making new friends and discovering yourself are most certainly the icing on the cake! Here’s to lots more years of blogging fun!!!

    As for these donuts of yours, well, YUM! They look awesome and there is no doubt in my mind they taste delicious! Surely much better than the Little Debbie’s they’re trying to pass off as “real” now, lol…

    Thank you so much for sharing, and once again, Happy Blogoversary!!! Off to find you on Pinterest while pinning these donuts of course:)

    1. Tina says:

      I appreciate your kind words! Thank you so much!! I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  4. Happy Blogiversary Tina! These donuts? Yes, they are perfect for a blogiversary! Here’s wishing you many more great years!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much, Kristi!!

  5. These doughnuts look great! I totally am craving a couple right now after seeing the images.

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  6. Kelly says:

    Aaw yay!!! Happy happy 2nd blog anniversary, Tina! These gorgeous donuts are the perfect way to celebrate! I love both of these versions! So pretty!

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you so much Kelly! 🙂

  7. Happy ins blogaversary Tina. These donuts look out of this world

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much!! 🙂

  8. Woo! Happy happy blogiversary, Tina! Wow, it’s so strange to think that we both started our blogs so close together! (my blogiversary was a few months ago) Anyway, these gorgeous donuts are the perfect way to celebrate! I’m crushing on all that chocolate action going on! 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Happy blogiversary to you too, Sarah! That’s so cool that we started around the same time. I’m so glad I met you. 🙂

  9. marcie says:

    Hurray for 2 years! Congrats, Tina! And I would love one of the chocolate frosted donuts with chocolate chips…I’m craving chocolate terribly right about now. 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you Marcie!!

  10. My husband would absolutely go crazy for these! I think both versions was a good call…these are stunning in the photography department as well delicious looking. Bravo and Happy Blogiversary!

    1. Tina says:

      You are SO sweet! Thank you, kindly. 🙂

  11. Yay! Happy Blogiversay

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you Megan!

  12. Mary Frances says:

    Happy blogiversary! Donuts + chocolate chips = major win. Here’s to another great year!

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you so much, my friend! My blog allowed me to meet you and I love that. 🙂

  13. Happy Blog-anniversary Tina! I just love love love these gorgeous donuts! They are perfection!

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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