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Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts

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

Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts scattered on a marble background.

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

Double Chocolate Orange Doughnut batter in a doughnut pan ready to be baked.

Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts in a doughnut pan.

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 topped with chocolate glaze and sprinkles.

A Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnut with a bite taken out of it.

Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts

For these scrumptiously moist and fluffy baked double chocolate orange 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!

A stack of Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts on a marble background.

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!

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4.5 from 2 votes
Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 7 mins
Total Time: 27 mins
Yields: 12 doughnuts
Calories: 215 kcal
Deliciously moist and fluffy chocolate doughnuts that are baked, infused with orange, and topped with a chocolate orange ganache!
For the Doughnuts
  • 1 and 1/2 cups plain/all-purpose flour 190g
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder 50g
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup orange juice 60ml
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar 100g
  • 1/2 cup Greek style yogurt 120g
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 30g, melted
  • Zest of 1 large orange
For the Glaze
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 100g
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 30g
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup/golden syrup
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • Chocolate sprinkles to garnish
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.

  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared doughnut pan and smooth out.
  6. 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.
For the Glaze
  1. 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.
  2. Dip each doughnut into the glaze, garnish with chocolate sprinkles, and leave to set on the wire rack.

Leftover doughnuts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 days. They also freeze well for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

The calories are an estimate only.

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  • Reply
    25th June 2016 at 12:21 am

    I love the idea of the orange in the chocolate. Yum!

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    Erin @ Simple, Sweet & Savory
    25th June 2016 at 4:38 pm

    These look amazing, Marsha! My husband and I LOVE the chocolate + orange combo and I know we’ll love these. Pinning to try soon!

  • Reply
    27th June 2016 at 9:59 am

    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 🙂

    • Reply
      27th June 2016 at 10:31 am

      Hi! Yes, orange extract will be fine. I’d use 2 teaspoons for the doughnuts, and 1 teaspoon for the glaze 🙂

      • Reply
        27th June 2016 at 1:17 pm

        Great! Thanks.

  • Reply
    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    27th June 2016 at 1:42 pm

    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

    • Reply
      27th June 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks, Demeter! You, too! 🙂

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    27th June 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Doughnuts (or donuts) will always have a place in my heart, especially baked ones! LOVE these, Marsha! I mean, DOUBLE chocolate?! YES! Cheers, girl!

    • Reply
      27th June 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

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    Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine
    27th June 2016 at 9:58 pm

    OMG, Marsha! Those are stunning. I could devour the whole batch by myself!

  • Reply
    27th June 2016 at 10:25 pm

    My mouth is literally watering just looking at these photos! So much of what I love most — all in one recipe! These look perfect!

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    Natalie | Natalie's Food & Health
    28th June 2016 at 7:42 am

    Ohh Marsha, you did it again… you made me drool 🙂 These look amazing! I love how you put a bit of nutmeg in doughnut mixture. Love it! Pinning! 😉

    • Reply
      28th June 2016 at 8:33 am

      Thanks, Natalie! 🙂

  • Reply
    28th June 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Drooling..Love the chocolate orange combo. They look amazing!

  • Reply
    28th June 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Well I made these today and they turned out AMAZING!! Family and friends loved them…..thank you so much 🙂

    • Reply
      28th June 2016 at 5:45 pm

      I’m so glad you liked them! Thanks for trying my recipe 🙂

  • Reply
    29th June 2016 at 2:07 pm

    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.

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    Amanda {Striped Sptaula}
    30th June 2016 at 12:43 pm

    These doughnuts look so chocolatey, cakey, and delicious. Love that they’re baked instead of fried! Plus, that orange chocolate glaze, so gorgeous.

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    Liz @ Ready to Yumble
    30th June 2016 at 5:01 pm

    These make me want a donut pan like whoah. I keep telling myself I have enough kitchen equipment, but there’s always something else I could use…like this! Must have these donuts in my life!

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    Puja Darshan
    1st July 2016 at 10:34 am

    Wow!!! what a lovely combination of orange and chocolate. Pinned

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    Janet Welte
    19th July 2016 at 5:37 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      21st July 2016 at 1:59 pm

      Hi! The sugar is added in Step 3 in the recipe. The doughnut batter should already be spreadable. Make sure you are measuring your flour out correctly, and if you’re not already, use kitchen scales. Measuring flour in cups is not always reliable and correct. 🙂

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        Janet Welte
        22nd July 2016 at 1:34 am

        Thanks, have you put this correction in your recipe, so others will not be confused?

        • Reply
          22nd July 2016 at 9:34 am

          Hi Janet, sugar was already mentioned in step 3, no need for correction.

          • Janet Welte
            22nd July 2016 at 7:55 pm

            ok, I missed that you just said sugar- accept my apology

          • Marsha
            23rd July 2016 at 8:57 am

            It’s fine! 🙂

  • Reply
    Bonnie Sears
    7th August 2016 at 1:14 am

    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.

    • Reply
      7th August 2016 at 9:51 am

      Thanks for your comment! Orange extract will definitely give a more orange flavour than juice 🙂

  • Reply
    5th January 2017 at 9:43 pm

    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…

    • Reply
      5th January 2017 at 10:09 pm

      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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    7th January 2018 at 7:30 am

    Hello! Tried this recipe yesterday. It was amazing!!! But I have one question: is batter supposed to be really thick or I did sth wrong?

    • Reply
      7th January 2018 at 12:41 pm

      Yes, the batter is quite thick. I’m glad you enjoyed them!

  • Reply
    17th February 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Hi there….I made this recipe but had to add about 1/2 cup more liquid. I used the leftover juice and also added some milk. I cooked them for 15 minutes and they came out beautifully!! Thanks for the recipe share….so good.

    • Reply
      17th February 2018 at 8:51 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them!

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