If you thought you'd seen everything there was to see in the doughnut world – think again. These chocolate doughnuts replace the traditional liquid additions to baked good in favor of cherry cola and the result is absolutely delicious. The rich chocolate is given depth and complexity by the addition of the cola and cherry and they all blend together seamlessly to make a winning combination of flavors.

Cola Doughnuts [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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For the Doughuts:

  • 2 cups plain white flour (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/5 cup cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry cola of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 2/5 plus 1 teaspoon oil

For the Glaze:

  • 1 1/5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons of cherry cola


  1. Preheat the oven to 356°F and grease a doughnut tin with oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add in the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir the ingredients together well.
  3. Add the cherry cola, vinegar, and oil.
  4. Add the batter into a piping bag and snip off the tip. Pipe the mixture into the doughnut tins until they are 3/4 full.
  5. Pop the doughnuts into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. Make sure they don't burn on the top. You will know their done when you put a skewer in them and it comes out clean.
  6. Place the doughnuts onto a cooling rack and to cool fully before icing.
  7. While the doughnut are cooling, place the sugar, cocoa powder, and cola into a bowl and mix everything until it's smooth and shiny.
  8. Pop into the fridge to set for 5 minutes.
  9. Dip the doughnuts into the glaze and place back on a cooling rack. This is the time you can decorate your doughnuts with sprinkles, coconut, chocolate.... anything you fancy!
  10. Store these yummy doughnuts in a sealed container to keep fresh & delicious!
    Best enjoyed fresh, day of making!!!


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    1. Why?? Why would One Green Planet support this recipe? Wasn\’t there a few articles on here about how bad soda is for us? You know it has hfcs right?