Dark Chocolate and Orange Zest Doughnut

Recipe: Dark Chocolate and Orange Zest Doughnut

A dark chocolate and orange zested doughnut, combining rich and citrusy flavors.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
Chocolate Glaze:
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Orange zest
  • Candied orange slices
  • Dark chocolate shavings


  1. Dough Preparation:
    • In a large bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and yeast.
    • In a separate bowl, combine eggs, milk, vanilla, and orange zest.
    • Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing until just combined.
    • Knead in softened butter until the dough is smooth.
    • Let the dough rise until doubled in size, about 1-2 hours.
  2. Shaping and Second Rise:
    • Roll out the dough and cut into doughnut shapes.
    • Place on a baking sheet, cover, and allow to rise again for 30 minutes.
  3. Baking:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Bake the doughnuts for 10-12 minutes.
    • Cool them on a wire rack.
  4. Chocolate Glaze:
    • Heat the cream until it just begins to simmer.
    • Pour over the chocolate chips and stir until smooth.
  5. Decoration:
    • Dip each cooled doughnut into the chocolate glaze.
    • Sprinkle with orange zest, add candied orange slices, and top with dark chocolate shavings.

Enjoy this luxurious combination of dark chocolate and zesty orange!

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