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Dark Chocolate Donuts with Blood Orange Glaze

These Dark Chocolate Donuts with Blood Orange Glaze are so soft, melt in your mouth and loaded with dark chocolate! The blood orange glaze is the perfect citrus twist on top! The best brunch option! 

Course Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baked donuts, blood orange glaze, chocolate donuts, citrus glaze, dark chocolate donuts, fresh citrus, healthy donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Haylie


Dry Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) melted butter
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (melted)

Blood Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • juice of 1 blood orange


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the donut pan and set it aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, espresso powder, baking powder and baking soda.

  3. In another bowl, melt butter and let it cool for a minute or so. To the butter, add the whole milk, egg and vinegar. Whisk until it's fully combined.

  4. Using a wooden spoon, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until they are mixed together. 

  5. Next, melt your chocolate and add it in to the donut batter. Gently mix in until it's combined.

  6. Next, carefully spoon the donut batter either into a ziploc bag or a piping bag if you have one. If you're using a ziploc bag, cut the tip of the bag and pipe the batter into the greased donut pan, about ⅔ of the way full for each donut. 

  7. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5-10 minutes and then carefully remove them to continue cooling on a wire rack.

Blood Orange Glaze

  1. Combine the powdered sugar with the juice of an entire blood orange together in a bowl. Whisk until there are no lumps and you reach your desired consistency. If it’s too thick still, feel free to add 1-2 tbsp of water to get it thinner. 

  2. Once the donuts are cooled, gently dip one half of the donuts into the glaze OR just simply drizzle the glaze on top. Enjoy!