Chocolate Orange Baked Donuts

Chocolate Orange Baked Donuts

I love making baked donuts and I’ve made several flavours already on my blog. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to do Chocolate Orange Baked Donuts as chocolate orange is one of my favourite ever combinations! These Chocolate Orange Baked Donuts feature a chocolate orange sponge, orange icing and of course a piece of Terry’s Chocolate Orange on top. They are moist, fruity, sweet and so delicious! My friends and colleagues absolutely loved them! The only special equipment you need for these Chocolate Orange Baked Donuts is a donut pan, but once you have that a world of donut flavours is at your feet so I highly recommend getting one (or two so you make 12 donuts at the same time like I do!)

Jump straight to the recipe!

I started by mixing together the caster sugar, milk, oil, orange extract, and eggs. Then I added the self raising flour and cocoa powder.

I usually put the batter into a piping bag to make it a bit neater to dispense into the trays, but you can do it with a spoon too.

They baked for 12 minutes, then I left them to cool.

I made the glaze by mixing together the icing sugar, water, orange extract and orange food colouring.

I put the glaze into a piping bag and piped it onto each donut, then while it was still wet I stuck on a piece of Terry’s chocolate orange.

Chocolate Orange Baked Donuts

The Chocolate Orange Baked Donuts were so moist and light, with the perfect balance of chocolate orange flavour. Plus the chocolate orange segment on top just makes them even more yummy! Everyone I know loves chocolate orange, so a batch of these donuts was gone in a flash!

Chocolate Orange Baked Donuts

If you want you could make extra glaze and dip the whole top half of the donuts into it, but I quite liked the stripy drizzle look for these Chocolate Orange Baked Donuts. Or you could melt some chocolate orange segments and drizzle the chocolate over the donuts.


I’m linking this recipe up with Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too, Cook Blog Share hosted by Easy Peasy Foodie, Bake of the Week hosted by Casa Costello, Baking Crumbs hosted by Jo’s Kitchen Larder, and Fiesta Fridays hosted by Zoale.

5 from 2 votes

Chocolate Orange Baked Donuts

Servings 12


For the donuts

  • 175 g Caster sugar
  • 30 ml Vegetable oil
  • 175 ml Milk cow's or plant milk will both work
  • 2 Eggs large
  • 25 g Cocoa powder
  • 200 g Self raising flour
  • 1 tsp Orange extract
  • Butter or baking spread for greasing

For the glaze

  • 225 g Icing sugar
  • 2 tsp Orange extract
  • 3 tbsp Water you may not need it all
  • Orange food colouring

For decoration

  • 12 Terry's Chocolate Orange segments


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease two donut tins with the butter

  2. Mix together the caster sugar, milk, oil, orange extract, and eggs in a bowl with a whisk

  3. Add the self raising flour and cocoa powder and whisk in

  4. Divide the batter between the trays. You can put the batter into a piping bag to make it a bit neater to dispense into the trays, but you can do it with a spoon too

  5. Bake them for 12 minutes, then remove them from the tin (I use a spoon to prise them out) and leave to cool

  6. Make the glaze by mixing together the icing sugar, water, and orange extract until smooth. Add the water bit by bit as you may not need it all, you don't want the glaze to be too runny. Then add enough orange food colouring to create a bright shade

  7. Set the donuts onto a rack with a baking tray underneath to catch any drips of glaze. Pipe the glaze over the donuts then stick on a Terry's Chocolate Orange segment while the glaze is still wet

You can find more of my Donut recipes by clicking here!

Chocolate Orange Baked Donuts

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18 comments / Add your comment below

  1. One of my all time favorite flavor combinations! These look amazing! Thank you for sharing your tasty creation with us, over at Fiesta Friday!

  2. Chocolate orange is definitely one of the tastiest flavour combinations known to man 🙂 Your donuts look amazing Kat and I could definitely do with one or two now after cliff top walking in sunny Eastbourne today. Perfect treat for all the physical exertion 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #BakingCrumbs 🙂 x

  3. These are so pretty to look at and so tempting too. I saw these over the weekend on IG with my limited wifi (was camping) and did a little oooooh to myself!
    thank you for sharing with #Bakeoftheweek x

  4. I’m so glad you’ve now added chocolate orange combo to your donut recipes Kat – it’s one of m favourite flavour combos – such a yummy classic. They look so good too with that yummy orange icing zig-zagged across the top 🙂 Thankyou for sharing with #BakingCrumbs Kat,
    Angela x

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