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!)
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.
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!
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.
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Chocolate Orange Baked Donuts
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
- 12 Terry's Chocolate Orange segments
Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease two donut tins with the butter
Mix together the caster sugar, milk, oil, orange extract, and eggs in a bowl with a whisk
Add the self raising flour and cocoa powder and whisk in
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
Bake them for 12 minutes, then remove them from the tin (I use a spoon to prise them out) and leave to cool
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
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
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