Chocolate Mint Cake Donuts. Low sugar.

by purelytwins

Happy Friday!!

We are starting our holiday weekend with these babies…another mint chocolate combo, we just love it!

Without further do…

 Chocolate Mint Cake Donut (gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, low in sugar)


Chocolate Mint Cake Donuts (gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, low sugar)

Chocolate Mint Cake Donut (gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, low in sugar). Chocolate donuts that taste like chocolate cake!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 19 minutes



  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour (any gf or regular flour)
  • 5 tbsp flax meal
  • 5 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup xyitol (or sugar)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup coconut kefir (or buttermilk)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla (we use alcohol free, so adjust accordingly)

Mint Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp spirulina
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract



  1. Place all ingredients into bowl and stir together. Make sure all wet ingredients are at room temperature. Scoop donut batter into your donut pan. Let cool in pan for a few minutes before taking out of pan. *if you do not have a donut pan you may use a muffin pan or mini bundt cake pan.
  2. Bake donuts at 375 degree for about 14 minutes.
  3. Serving – 6 donuts
  4. *We have made these twice, one with carob and one with chocolate and both work!

mint glaze:

  1. Place all ingredients into blender and whip together.
  2. Once chocolate cake donuts are cooled, dip into mint glaze.


  • Serving Size: makes 6 donuts

A green mint glaze that goes perfect with these baked gluten-free egg-free donuts!

Now time to frost donuts!

A little messy, but that is the fun part.

These chocolate mint baked donuts tasted just like cake!

*Just a side note, these donuts are a little delicate, so be careful

Don’t think we need to tell you how good these were 🙂

Now we are in a chocolate donut coma!

Do you like chocolate donuts? Do you mint chocolate?

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Nicole May 27, 2011 - 7:38 am

These look so delicious! I love the green icing.

Pure2 May 27, 2011 - 7:46 am

Nicole I know we just loved the green contrast with the chocolate!

Casey May 27, 2011 - 7:39 am

O boy…anything involving coconut and I’m in. Yum! 🙂

Pure2 May 27, 2011 - 7:47 am

us too Casey!

Juli Novotny May 27, 2011 - 8:11 am

YUM!!!! These look fabulous. Keep it up. I love the photos too. Mmmm. Mmmmmm.

Pure2 May 27, 2011 - 11:57 am

Thank you so much Juli!!!

Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine May 27, 2011 - 8:34 am

Hmmm…wine tasting tomorrow perhaps?! I can’t wait to hear about whatever it is!!

Pure2 May 27, 2011 - 10:49 am

haha yes Gabriela, you know us well

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free May 27, 2011 - 8:53 am

ohmygosh!!! I am bookmarking this!!!!! I LOVE chocolate mint-absolute fav! But…. i don’t have a donut pan….other ideas?

Pure2 May 27, 2011 - 10:49 am

Alex a cupcake or mini bundt cake pan would work

natalie (the sweets life) May 27, 2011 - 9:27 am

I’ve just recently discovered that I do really love the chocolate mint combo (for some reason I thought I didnt). These look delish! Have a GREAT weekend! I can’t wait for lots of relaxing 🙂

Pure2 May 27, 2011 - 10:50 am

Natalie – ya our mom hates mint chocolate too

Ela May 27, 2011 - 10:28 am

Those are so beautiful–that perfect green-on-black coloring–and ingredients to feel good about too! I don’t have a donut pan, but maybe I can improvise with muffin cups, stick something in the middle!

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 27, 2011 - 10:29 am

I’m having coffee right now…these would be perfect with it! I hope you two have a great weekend.

Mama Pea May 27, 2011 - 11:17 am

Those are so cute and I love the green. I always use spinach, but spirulina is genius!

Pure2 May 27, 2011 - 11:57 am

Mama Pea – we just love spirulina!

Allyson May 27, 2011 - 12:35 pm

love the juxtaposition of colors, textures and flavors in these!

Little Bookworm May 27, 2011 - 1:03 pm

Those sound amazing! Love the colour of the green icing as well. 🙂

Heather Eats Almond Butter May 27, 2011 - 4:05 pm

Well, I hope I’m making these donuts this weekend. However, mine will have to be chocolate mint muffins since I have no donut pans. I’m sure they’ll be just as good, but not nearly as pretty. 🙂

Pure2 May 27, 2011 - 5:40 pm

aww Heather yes they will still be beautiful! 🙂 xoxo

melissa @ the delicate place May 27, 2011 - 4:09 pm

/drool how goes the sugar thing? are you guys having it regularly now or just in moderation? i’m grilling beef for memorial day! so ready to enjoy sunshine and walks!

Pure2 May 27, 2011 - 5:41 pm

Melissa just in moderation, some days we have a little more sugar than others, but still trying to eat low sugar.

Danielle May 27, 2011 - 8:27 pm

Where can I find coconut butter? so that I can make these 🙂

Pure2 May 28, 2011 - 4:46 am

Danielle, most health food stores should sell coconut butter, if you can not find it coconut oil should be ok, or you can make your own coconut butter – by places coconut flakes in a food processor or blender and blend till creamy. this process can take a few minutes to make the flakes creamy but if you keep going it should make coconut butter.

Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 27, 2011 - 8:38 pm

they look great and i love the MINTY green dippage!

Katie May 27, 2011 - 11:02 pm

I want these NOW!!! I wanted these for my birthday cake dinner!

Pure2 May 28, 2011 - 4:47 am

aww Katie we will have to remake them just for you and your birthday!

emma May 28, 2011 - 5:05 am

ooooooohhh! i have all the ingredients except the kefir…..but yay!!!! i’m heading into the kitchen now!

Jennifer Leonard (big sis) May 28, 2011 - 8:03 am

Texture looks good! Make the green a little less strong, can you make it look a little bit creamier? Still looks great!

Pure2 May 28, 2011 - 8:46 am

haha thanks sis, we will try better next time

bitt of raw May 28, 2011 - 4:01 pm

these donuts are killing me! well killing me because I am not eating one right now and I wish I was.

Megan May 28, 2011 - 7:40 pm

I made these and they rocked! So awesome, thanks!

Gillian May 29, 2011 - 4:33 am

I drool every time you post donuts! Mmmmm

astrorainfall May 29, 2011 - 5:12 am

OMG…I wanna eat my screen….

Rebecca June 8, 2011 - 10:04 pm

I have these cooling in the pan now. Tried to make the frosting & used regular whole organic milk & coconut oil as I didn’t have butter, but it would not come together.

Pure2 June 9, 2011 - 4:10 am

Rebecca you might try a binding agent to hold it together. Oil can be hard to make frosting sometimes we have noticed. I will try adding in a lecithin, or guar or xanthan gum to help hold it together. Hopefully that helps, or might even try adding in a ‘dry’ ingredient like coconut flour, soy flour to see if that helps.

Linda @ Lemon Drop January 4, 2012 - 3:55 pm

made these today for the kids and they were a SUPER hit. They are definitely fragile donuts but I found dipping the cooled donuts into a basic glaze then letting the glaze set really gave them stability. I was so happy that these are gluten free but above that, that they contain flax and all the kids had no clue. Try to get them to eat flax meal in anything else and no go but these did it !

Lori and Michelle January 4, 2012 - 5:13 pm

Linda so happy to hear this! Yes a little fragile but worth it! So glad to hear that the kids loved it 🙂 YAY

ceh14 January 22, 2012 - 8:26 pm

Hi these look amazing! as does everything on the website!
I have a bit of a silly question.. do you know what type of camera you use to take the photos.. i am hoping to buy a camera that can capture the same depth as yours!
Hope to hear back!
Thank youu

Lori and Michelle January 23, 2012 - 8:22 am

Thank you Carly check out this post here about our camera – and we have done a few post on photography – here And we hope to continue to share our tips for food photography

Lori and Michelle January 23, 2012 - 8:29 am

Hello Carly thank you for your sweet comment, we have a few post on photography here and more about our camera here – Hope this helps!

Carolyn May 12, 2014 - 7:57 pm

Do you make or buy your coconut kefir? If make….how? If buy, what brand and where? Thank you!!!!!


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