Cruncy. Sweet, Tart. It’s a world of flavor in a simple snickerdoodle donut!

Today we are taking a delicious golden snickerdoodle donut and dressing it up with sweet chocolate sauce, glazed tart cherries, and crunch chocolate dipped biscuit cookies. These donuts are next level and if you’re a fan of chocolate, snickerdoodle, and just all around tastiness then you will be a fan of these dare I say “gourmet” donuts!

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Posted by Man Cake on Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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Chocolate-Cherry Drip Snickerdoodle Crunch Donuts

Chocolate-Cherry Drip Snickerdoodle Crunch Donuts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Cruncy. Sweet, Tart. It's a world of flavor in a simple snickerdoodle donut!


  • 2 & 3/4 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 & 2/3 cups granulated white sugar
  • 5 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 & 1/4 cups milk at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar blend
  • 1 & 1/2 cups glazed cherries (cherry pie filling also works)
  • chocolate syrup
  • Chocolate dipped biscuit cookies, loosley crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a standard sized mixing bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a larger mixing bowl, whip shortening on a high speed until fluffy.
  4. Add in white granulated sugar and mix into shortening on a lower speed until incorporated.
  5. One at a time, add eggs and mix in after each addition.
  6. Blend in vanilla extract.
  7. Add in dry mixture and mix on a low speed until just combined.
  8. Fill your donut wells about 2/3 of the way full.
  9. Bake donuts for 10 minutes or until your cake tester comes out clean.
  10. Once baked, pull from oven, sprinkle cinnamon-sugar onto each donut, and allow to cool slightly.
  11. Pour chocolate sauce over each donut.
  12. Add glazed cherries on top of each donut.
  13. Sprinkle with crushed chocolate dipped biscuit cookies.
  14. Serve & ENJOY!


  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Be sure to allow your dairy ingredients to reach room temperature. Room temperature ingredients not only combine more effortlessly (no over-mixing needed) but they also trap air so much better. This trap air will expand and produce a fluffy texture during your baking process.
  • Prepared Pan: There will always be the "next best way to prepare your pan" article. Simply put however, the most effective way i find in my kitchen is a light rub of shortening around the sides, parchment paper on the bottom of the pan (for majority of baking pans), & a very light dusting of flour (cocoa powder for chocolate baked goods) all throughout.

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