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Salted Caramel Mocha Donuts

If you enjoy drinking salted caramel mocha’s, you are going to love these Salted Caramel Mocha Donuts!

Salted Caramel Mocha Donuts  #recipe #chocolate #donuts #starbucks

Can you believe this is the first donut recipe I have posted?? I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to share one with you! I figured I better make it up to you by kicking off the donut recipes with a crazy good one. These Salted Caramel Mocha Donuts do not disappoint!

Salted Caramel Mocha Donuts  #recipe #chocolate #donuts #starbucks

I love salted caramel mocha’s, salted caramel mocha coffee creamer, salted caramel chocolates…you get it, I like this stuff. Why not turn these flavors into a donut? #greatidea

The donuts are a rich chocolate with a hint of coffee. They are baked though, so they have a light texture. Then they are dipped in a chocolate mocha glaze that I would gladly swim in :)

Salted Caramel Mocha Donuts  #recipe #chocolate #donuts #starbucks

I cooked up a fresh batch of salted caramel and drizzled each donut generously. Mmmmmm….

Feel free to sprinkle extra sea salt on top (that’s what I did on mine and it was wonderful!).


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Salted Caramel Mocha Donuts  #recipe #chocolate #donuts #starbucks

Salted Caramel Mocha Donuts

Serves 12
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 9 minutes
Total time 24 minutes
All the flavors of a salted caramel mocha in a donut! Sweet and salty, rich and chocolaty - the perfect way to start your day!



  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)


  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon water

Salted Caramel

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • sea salt (to taste)


Step 1
Preheat oven to 425
In a bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add in the egg, buttermilk, coffee, and vanilla and mix until well combined. Pour in the melted butter and stir just until incorporated.
Fill greased donut pans 2/3 full and bake 7-9 minutes. Remove from pan.
Step 2
In a glass bowl melt chocolate, butter, and water in the microwave for one minute. Stir until smooth and immediately dip the top half of donuts, one at a time into the glaze. Set aside.
Salted Caramel
Step 3
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, brown sugar, cream, and vanilla. Continue cooking and stirring for about 8 minutes or until the caramel thickens. Turn off heat and add sea salt. Let cool about 5 minutes before drizzling over donuts.



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30 Responses to “Salted Caramel Mocha Donuts”

  1. LOVE baked donuts Stephanie. And these are amazing! What an entry into the donut making field. :)

  2. Winnie says:

    They look super delicious !!
    I’ve yet to try salted caramel

  3. These are gorgeous, Stephanie! I wish I had a few of these this morning…holy cow!

  4. These look divine! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  5. jasmine says:

    These look Awesome!, I want one now!

  6. i LOVE salted caramel. i LOVE mocha anything. i love donuts!!! Oh and I love you girl!! :)

  7. How hard will it be to beat these with your next doughnut recipe?! :)

  8. YUM! I just made chocolate doughnuts with a salted caramel glaze for the top but the chocolate glaze and salted caramel? Pure genius!

  9. Jan says:

    Stephanie, I love doughnuts, and these look wonderful. Love that they are baked…healthier, right? Wait, don’t answer that. Anyway, can’t wait to try these out (on my hips)!

  10. Ahhhh hooooow is this real life?! That salted caramel drizzle.. I want to bathe in it. And aren’t homemade donuts the bees knees?! Especially when they taste like one of my fave Starbucks drinks :)

  11. The salted caramel sounds super scrumptious! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

  12. Hi Stephanie! These look to diiieee for. Salted caramel and chocolate OMG. I definitely want to make these this week, especially since I just bought a donut pan! Also, I wanted to stop by to let you know I featured this recipe in my Sunday Sweeties Easter Links :)

  13. Too delicious! This is going to ruin my healthy eating!

  14. Whoa! Whoa!! Wow! Good Golly! These are amazing!! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I hope you join me on Monday night.

  15. These look amazing!!!! Pretty and Delicious!I’d love for you to share over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. It opens ever Saturday morning. Leigh Anne

  16. Stephanie, These sound so wonderful and right now I’d love to swim in that glaze! I’m featuring you on my Facebook Page today, thanks for sharing at Thursday’s Treasures!

  17. Emily says:

    oh yum! Those look amazing! I’m pinning them to my baked donut board :o) I hope you will stop by and link this up to my Tasteful Tuesdays party (opens Monday night)

  18. Maggie M. says:

    About how much sea salt did you put in the caramel? And can I use kosher salt?

  19. I have no words…, I do….I want to wear these donuts like rings and eat them one-by-one… wierd? Maybe. These are haunting my dreams!!! Pinning, fer sher.
    Found you via Pint Sized Baker, see you around :)


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