March 04, 2021 2 min read

RECIPE BY ARISHA FROM @wakeupandkale

These vegan espresso donuts are a chocolate and coffee lovers dream come true! They're moist and fluffy at the same time, sweetened with raw cacao powder, and topped with a silky smooth espresso chocolate glaze. Baked rather than fried and made with wholesome ingredients for a delicious treat that everyone will enjoy!


PREP TIME: 15 mins
COOK TIME: 10 mins 



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour or 1:1 gluten free flour
  • 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup cold brew (or espresso and water to reach 1/3 cup liquid)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil (melted and cooled)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp cold brew (or 1 tsp espresso + 2 tsp water) 
  • 1-2 tsp almond milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F and grease a 6 donut pan
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, stir together wet ingredients until fully combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until just combined (do not over mix! The air bubbles keep the donuts light and fluffy). 
  5. Spoon mixture into a piping bag or large ziploc bag and cut a hole in the corner. Pipe batter into your donut moulds, filling each 3/4 of the way full.
  6. bake for 10-12 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow donuts to cool completely before frosting. 
  7. For the glaze: mix together all the ingredient sin a shallow bowl until smooth and silky. Dip cooled donuts into the glaze and then place on a cooling rack for about 20 minutes to allow glaze to set. Enjoy!



Arisha is a plant-based enthusiast and athlete from Vancouver, Canada with a passion for promoting a healthy yet balanced lifestyle. 

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