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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!

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!

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

How to make Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Plain/all-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Cocoa powder
  • Salt
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Orange juice
  • Large egg
  • Light brown sugar
  • Greek-style yogurt
  • Unsalted butter

For the glaze:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Unsalted butter
  • Light corn syrup/golden syrup
  • Orange juice
  • Chocolate sprinkles, for topping

To make these doughnuts, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt, nutmeg, and zest. Set aside.

Whisk together the orange juice, egg, sugar, yogurt, and melted butter until combined.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.

Spoon the batter into a greased doughnut pan and smooth out the tops. Bake for 5 – 7 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 – 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the glaze, simply place the chocolate chips, butter, and syrup in a heat-proof bowl, and microwave until completely melted and smooth, stirring every 20 seconds. Stir in the orange juice.

Dip each doughnut into the glaze, garnish with chocolate sprinkles, and leave to set on the wire rack.

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts topped with chocolate glaze and sprinkles.
A Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnut with a bite taken out of it.
A stack of Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts on a marble background.

These Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts are:

  • super quick and easy to make
  • moist and fluffy
  • loaded with chocolate and orange flavour
  • dipped in a gorgeous chocolate glaze

How long will these baked doughnuts last? These doughnuts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Can I freeze these doughnuts? Yes, they also freeze well for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

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Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts

Baked Double Chocolate Orange Doughnuts

Yield: 12 doughnuts
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Deliciously moist and fluffy chocolate doughnuts that are baked, infused with orange, and topped with a chocolate orange ganache!

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
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) orange juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup (100g) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120g) Greek style yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter, melted

For the Glaze

  • 1/2 cup (90g) 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. 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 20 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 doughnuts Serving Size: 1 doughnut
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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michele keizer

Sunday 10th of October 2021

I took had issues with the batter being too thick and did not get 12 out of the recipe. I did not read all the comments before baking these but should have to get more tips.

Pat

Friday 28th of December 2018

Can buttermilk or sour cream be substituted for greek yogurt?

Marsha

Friday 28th of December 2018

Yes it can! :)

Anne

Saturday 17th of February 2018

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.

Marsha

Saturday 17th of February 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed them!

Sasha

Sunday 7th of January 2018

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?

Marsha

Sunday 7th of January 2018

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

Tonya

Thursday 5th of January 2017

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...

Marsha

Thursday 5th of January 2017

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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