About Us

Founded in 2022, SoDo Donuts is the first all-sourdough donut company in the Bay Area. The process for our handcrafted dough takes place over three days before we fry off fresh donuts in high quality rice bran oil. We pride ourselves on using some of the best ingredients we can find including dairy from Straus Creamery, fruits and flowers from our own garden, and local eggs from Johnson Farms in nearby Briones, California. For our flour, we only use single-varietal, organic, stone-milled Cairnspring Mills flour, which adds layers of complexity in the dough and aids in a superior texture.

We make sourdough donuts that are slow fermented for a unique flavor and ridiculously good texture. We like our fillings to be not too sweet - to let the quality of the dough shine through (and so we can eat more of them). 

While the dough is always the same, we are constantly crafting new fillings and toppings to reflect what’s growing fresh seasonally in California. We also love to incorporate creative and exotic flavors that we think are just outright delightful.

We can't wait for you to try our donuts!

"Indulgence, Crafted with Care"

Welcome to EC Confections, where the art of chocolate meets a commitment to quality and sustainability. Nestled in the heart of Berkeley, CA, we take pride in crafting exquisite chocolates and confections that not only delight your taste buds but also reflect our dedication to using the finest, locally sourced ingredients.

At EC Confections, each sweet creation is a testament to our passion for the craft. We believe in the power of handmade goodness, and our confections are meticulously crafted to ensure a unique and delightful experience with every bite. From the rich, velvety texture of Valrhona Chocolate to the luscious richness of Straus cream and butter, our commitment to premium ingredients is unwavering.

What sets us apart is not just the exceptional taste of our treats but also our deep-rooted commitment to sustainability. We embrace a conscientious approach by using organic ingredients whenever possible and packaging our products in materials that are either compostable or recyclable. At EC Confections, we believe in creating indulgences that not only bring joy to your palate but also contribute positively to our community and the environment.

Our motto, "Indulgence, Crafted with Care" encapsulates the essence of EC Confections. Whether you're treating yourself or looking for the perfect gift, our chocolates are a celebration of the finer things in life, made with love and a genuine commitment to quality.

Thank you for joining us on this delicious journey. Explore our collection and savor the magic of EC Confections — where every piece is a work of art and every bite is an indulgence crafted with care.

Chef Elle Cowan

Meet Chef Elle Cowan

Elle is the Owner and Pastry Chef behind SoDo Donuts and EC Confections. Elle is a Northern California native Pastry Chef and Chocolatier. Over the past decade, Elle has been managing restaurant pastry, dessert, and chocolate programs as an Executive Pastry Chef in Los Angeles, New York, and Bangkok, Thailand. In 2020, Elle moved back to California to do what she does best: bring joy to people through beautifully crafted food.