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Chocolate Orange Baked Donuts

Chocolate Orange Baked Donuts

Chocolate orange baked douts with chocolate orange ganache
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Donut
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Decorating time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 263kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


For the donuts

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

For the ganache

  • 125 g Dark chocolate chopped up
  • 100 ml Double cream
  • 15 g Butter
  • ½ tsp Orange extract

For decoration

  • 50 g White chocolate melted
  • Orange food colouring
  • 12 Terry's Chocolate Orange segments


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease two 6-hole donut tins (or one 12-hole tin) with the butter
  • Put the self raising flour, caster sugar and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl and stir together
  • In a large jug, or another mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, orange extract and eggs
  • Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture, and whisk gently to combine into a batter
  • Divide the batter between the trays. You can put the batter into a piping bag or a jug 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 on a rack
  • Make the ganache by putting the double cream, dark chocolate and butter into a microwave safe bowl. Blast it on high for 20 seconds, then stir. Blast in 10 second goes, sittring between each one, until it is smooth and glossy. You can also use a bain marie. Then add the orange extract and stir in
  • Set the donuts onto a rack or directly onto some baking paper. Dip the more rounded side of them into the ganache, then place back onto the paper/rack
  • Melt the white chocolate, then add the orange food colouring until a bright orange shade is achieved. Pipe or drizzle it over the donuts, then stick on a Terry's Chocolate Orange segment while the glaze is still wet. You can add sprinkles too if you like. Leave to set, or dig straight in!
  • Store leftover in an airtight container and eat within 3-4 days


  • Make sure your ingredients, particularly the eggs, are at room temperature before you start baking.
  • You can use a different type of oil besides vegetable oil. I'd recommend one that doesn't have a strong flavour, canola and sunflower oil would both work well.
  • If you can't get hold of orange extract (it is sold in most supermarkets and online) you can use the zest of one orange in the donuts instead.
  • For the best results use a professional grade food colouring to colour the white chocolate. These types of food colouring provide excellent colour results, they are also easily available for purchase online. My favourite brands are Pro Gel and Sugarflair. Other good quality brands are Colour Mill and Americolor.
  • If you don't want to make the ganache, you can simply dip the donuts in melted dark or milk chocolate instead.
  • The donut batter is very wet, so I recommend using a piping bag or a jug to pour it into the tin.
  • You will need a 12 hole donut pan (or two 6 hole donut pans) to make this recipe. Check the recommend equipment section for a link to the one I use.
  • Although I provide cup measurements, I highly recommend weighing your ingredients out using digital kitchen scales. It is the most accurate way to measure ingredients and will ensure the best results. Digital scales are very low cost and can be purchased for around £12 ($16.50) .
  • For teaspoon (tsp) and tablespoon (tbsp) measurements, please use measuring spoons and not the type of spoons you eat with. Again this will ensure accuracy and provide the best results.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg