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Blood Orange Chocolate Donuts

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins


Chocolate Cake Donuts

  • 2 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup nondairy milk
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. vegan butter, melted

Blood Orange Glaze

  • 2 Tbsp. vegan butter, melted
  • 6 Tbsp. blood orange juice
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


For the donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • Mix the flaxseed meal with 6 Tbsp. water and set aside to let thicken (5-7 minutes).
  • Mix together the nondairy milk and the vinegar, mix well, and set aside to let curdle (this makes a homemade vegan buttermilk!).
  • Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt). Add the sugar and mix well.
  • Pour in the wet ingredients (flax eggs, vanilla extract, melted butter, and buttermilk). Mix well until smooth.
  • Pour into the greased wells of a donut pan. Bake 15-17 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool fully.

For the glaze:

  • Mix together the glaze ingredients and stir until completely smooth. Fully dip the donuts once, let the glaze set, then drizzle remaining glaze over the top.