Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts – Deliciously moist and fluffy chocolate doughnuts that are baked, infused with orange, and topped with a chocolate orange ganache!

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Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

 Who doesn’t LOVE doughnuts? Especially when they are baked, chocolate, and orange flavoured, and topped with ganache and chocolate sprinkles!

Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

 Baked doughnuts are so much easier (and less messier!) to make than fried doughnuts, and they are much healthier, too. Which means we can have more than one at a time. 😉 Also, chocolate for breakfast!

Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

 For these scrumptiously moist and fluffy doughnuts, simply combine the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet ingredients in another. Mix the two mixtures together, then spoon the batter into a greased doughnut pan, and baked for 5 – 7 minutes. Quick and simple!

Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

 For the ganache, simply put the chocolate chips, butter, and syrup into a small, microwaveable bowl, and heat until melted. Stir in the orange juice, then in dip each doughnut and leave to set. This ganache glaze sets beautifully, and keeps its shine!

Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

 Enjoy!

Yield: 14 - 16 doughnuts

Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts

20 minPrep Time

7 minCook Time

27 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For the Doughnuts
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (190g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) orange juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup (100g) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) Greek style yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter, melted
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • For the Glaze
  • 1/2 cup (100g) chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup/golden syrup
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • Chocolate sprinkles, to garnish

Instructions

    For the Doughnuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease a doughnut pan, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt, nutmeg, and zest. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the orange juice, egg, sugar, yogurt, and melted butter until combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Fold in the orange zest. Do not over-mix. Spoon the batter into the prepared doughnut pan and smooth out. Bake for 5 - 7 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. For the Glaze
  6. Place the chocolate chips, butter, and syrup in a heat-proof bowl, and microwave until completely melted and smooth, stirring every 10 seconds. Stir in the orange juice.
  7. Dip each doughnut into the glaze, garnish with chocolate sprinkles, and leave to set on the wire rack.
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Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

39 Comments

39 comments on “Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts”

  1. Hi. The recipe looks amazing and I want to try it right away…but I don’t have any fresh oranges on hand. Is it possible to use orange essence as a substitute? If yes, then how much? Thanks 🙂

  2. I love doughnuts!! I do!! 😉 These doughnuts have been making me drool all weekend Marsha! I know, it’s getting messy. Lol. Love that they’re so simple to make. Plus, you are the official Queen of Glaze. Just sayin’. Hope you have an awesome week! Pinning. xo

  3. Chocolate and orange! It doesn’t get better than that. That’s such a great combination. And I love baked doughnuts. I hate standing over a fryer and having hot oil pop at me.

  4. In the recipe, you call for 1/2 cup light brown sugar, but no where does it say where to add it., and when I mixed them up., they were so stiff, I had to add 1/2 cup milk to the batter to get them to be spreadable in the pan!

  5. Thanks for sharing your recipe, yummo doughnut. If I were to comment would like more orange in the icing, thinking maybe some extract next time. And I only got 6 healthy doughnuts with the Wilton pan. This recipe is a keeper, so chocolate tasting. Will serve at my next brunch.

  6. The taste is great and love the glaze. My experience was that the batter was too dry. I had to add additional juice in order to combine dry and wet ingredients and was challenging getting into pan. Even with this additional liquid they came out dry. Perhaps I should have added something else in lieu of more juice…

    • Hi Tonya! The batter is quite thick, but spreadable. I can’t really say why they came out really dry for you, but I can give a few tips for next time. Try using a little less flour, about 1 cup and check the consistency of the batter. Also, you could try using buttermilk or whole milk instead of Greek-style yoghurt. I hope this helps! 🙂

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