Chocolate Spiderweb Donuts

Chocolate Spiderweb Donuts

Let the Halloween baking begin! I’ve had lots of ideas this year for tasty yet spooky treats. I’m starting with these Chocolate Spiderweb Donuts which are so easy to make and packed with chocolate deliciousness! They are a baked chocolate donut, which are so simple to make with a donut pan. I highly recommend investing in a donut pan (or two!), they are not expensive and they’re easy to obtain from Amazon, plus there are so many yummy baked donut recipes on my blog that you’ll be able to make with them! I’ve topped the Chocolate Spiderweb Donuts with dark and white chocolate which I’ve ‘feathered’ to create a spiderweb effect – it’s such an easy technique, all you need is a cocktail stick!

Jump straight to the recipe!

I started by mixing together the caster sugar, milk, oil, and eggs.

Then I added the self raising flour and cocoa powder.

I usually put the batter into a piping bag to make it a bit neater to dispense into the trays, but you can do it with a spoon too.

They baked for 12 minutes, then I left them to cool.

I melted the dark chocolate and dipped the top half of each donut into it.

Then I piped three thin circles of melted white chocolate over the dark chocolate, and dragged a cocktail stick through the wet chocolate to create the spiderweb/feathered effect. I left the chocolate to set.

Chocolate Spiderweb Donuts

And the Chocolate Spiderweb Donuts were ready for trick or treaters, or a Halloween party! My colleagues certainly made short work of them and they loved the chocolatey taste – not a spider in sight!

Chocolate Spiderweb Donuts

Baked Donuts are so fluffy and light, so the chocolate topping is the perfect partner. You could use milk chocolate too, but I liked the appearance of the dark as it felt more appropriate for Halloween. Either way, even spider phobes will happily tuck into one of these Chocolate Spiderweb Donuts!

Chocolate Spiderweb Donuts
5 from 4 votes

Chocolate Spiderweb Donuts

Chocolae baked donuts coated in dark chocolate and a white chocolate spider web pattern

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Donut
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 12
Author thebakingexplorer


For the donuts

  • 175 g Caster sugar
  • 30 ml Vegetable oil
  • 175 ml Milk cow's or plant milk will both work
  • 2 Eggs
  • 25 g Cocoa powder
  • 200 g Self raising flour
  • Butter or baking spread for greasing

For the decoration

  • 250 g Dark chocolate
  • 50 g White chocolate


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease two donut tins with the butter

  2. Mix together the caster sugar, milk, vegetable oil and eggs in a bowl with a whisk

  3. Add the self raising flour and cocoa powder and whisk in

  4. Divide the batter between the trays. You can put the batter into a piping bag to make it a bit neater to dispense into the trays, but you can do it with a spoon too

  5. Bake them for 12 minutes, then remove them from the tin (I use a spoon to gently prise them out) and leave to cool on a cooling rack

  6. Melt the dark chocolate and white chocolate in separate bowls. You can melt it in the microwave, make sure to use a microwave safe bowl. Heat the chocolate for 30 seconds, stir it, then heat in 10 second bursts, stirring in between

  7. Set the donuts onto a rack with a baking tray underneath to catch any drips of chocolate

  8. Dip the top half of the donuts in the dark chocolate and place back on the rack

  9. Put the white chocolate in a small piping bag and cut a very small amount off the end, pipe three thin circles on the donuts on top of the dark chocolate, then use a cocktail stick to drag through the lines to create the spider web effect

  10. Leave to set, or put them in the fridge to set the chocolate faster

  11. Store leftover in an airtight container and eat within 3 days

If you like this, check out more of my Donut recipes!

Chocolate Spiderweb Donuts

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I’m linking this recipe up with Cook Blog Share hosted by Recipes Made Easy, and Fiesta Fridays hosted by Cooking With Aunt Juju and Canvassed Recipes.

14 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    These look so delicious I could easily munch through several of them. Love the cobweb icing, simple but oh so effective. Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare

  2. 5 stars
    I’m probably the only person in the world that doesn’t like Halloween but i definitely can’t say no to delicious baked chocolate doughnuts! These are so cute but simple to do, what a great idea.

    1. Oh no! I adore Halloween so we’ll have to agree to disagree, but I’m glad we can unite on these donuts!

  3. Great job on the spiderwebs – thanks for not showing any spiders 🙂 I’m not sure I could keep a steady hand to do that many donuts but you’ve done a wonderful job. Chocolate too – delicious! Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

    1. You’re welcome, I don’t like spiders either! I would’ve lost my steady hand for sure at the sight of one – even a fake one!

  4. These spiderweb donuts are stunning. Looks so much fun! Lovely share. Loved the background detailing too! Thanks for sharing this recipe at Fiesta Friday!

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