Baked Oreo Donuts with White Chocolate Glaze + Video
I mean, I could just stop there. No need to explain any further. The title really says everything you need to know. Baked. Oreo. Donuts. With. White. Chocolate. Glaze.
See what I mean? You already want them. You already need them. And you know what else you need? A video tutorial on how to make these baked Oreo donuts. Here it is:
Or, watch it on Youtube.
Although all the following words will be superfluous because you've already read the title and watched the video, and you can by now imagine very well how incredible these donuts are, I'm gonna transcribe them anyway. Because that's my job and I gotta do what I gotta do. And maybe perhaps possibly some of you are still interested.
So, these baked donuts. Let's start with the base. The actual donut part, the cake part.
It's a rich chocolate cake that's full of flavor and is so soft and moist and stays fresh for daaaays. Yes, it's the very same recipe I used to make these amazing chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting. What can I say, I'm a repeat offender.
But I'm a repeat offender in a good way. Trust me, you'll thank me. You won't feel cheated.
When I got the idea to make baked Oreo donuts for the blog, I started thinking about which chocolate cake recipe I could use for them. At first I started searching for all the best baked chocolate donut recipes from the web to adapt and make into Oreo donuts.
But then I realized that I didn't have to use a donut recipe at all. I thought, "what better chocolate cake recipe to use than the best chocolate cupcakes I've ever had? What could be better than those chocolate cupcakes that are soft and fluffy and crumbly and that have oil and butter in them to give them the best combo of texture and flavor, that have heavy cream slash whole milk in them for even more richness and depth? Nothing, so why not use the same chocolate batter for my chocolate donuts?!"
DING DING DING.
And then there's the glaze. Because what's a donut without a glaze?
But this glaze. This white chocolate glaze. It's easily one of my favorite donut glazes in the world. It's sweet. And rich. And creamy. And milky. And smooth. And contains only one ingredient: white chocolate. Boom.
Seriously, melted white chocolate makes one of the the easiest, quickest, tastiest glazes ever. So does regular milk chocolate. But white chocolate is just a little bit more special. And totally looks better on our baked Oreo donuts here. Because we want that black and white contrast to match the signature chocolate Oreo with the white cream center.
These baked donuts are worth making just to be able to look at them. I love the black and white contrast. Or rather the dark brown and white contrast. And the crumbled Oreo pieces on top. (Don't you worry - there's crushed Oreos inside the donuts as well.) And the perfect round donut shape. So much yes.
But lemme tell you, these Oreo donuts taste even better than they look.
Soft, rich, fluffy, moist chocolate donuts with a creamy, milky, white chocolate glaze and crushed Oreos throughout the batter and crunchy pieces of Oreos on top.
And a tall glass of cold milk for dunking. I like the milk addition not only for the taste but for its stark white color, which matches so well with the Oreo donut. But coffee would work too. Because that's brown, and the donuts are brown as well.
Basically, these baked Oreo donuts are perfect. With milk or coffee. Or no accompanying beverage at all.
baked oreo donuts with white chocolate glaze
Yield: 12 donuts
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 stick butter, melted
3 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup heavy cream (can sub whole milk)
1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons packed flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
4 Oreo cookies, broken into very small pieces
White Chocolate Glaze:
8 oz. white chocolate
8 Oreo cookies, broken into small pieces
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 12 donut molds.
Mix together the cocoa powder and baking soda in a small bowl. Pour in boiling water and stir till smooth.
In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, oil, vanilla extract, sugar, salt, egg, and heavy cream until smooth. Add in the cocoa mixture and mix until smooth. Add in the flour and baking powder and stir till just combined. Crush the Oreos in a plastic bag and mix into batter last.
Using an ice cream scoop, divide batter between donut molds evenly. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until donuts spring back when touched and a toothpick inserted comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Let donuts cool for 5 minutes before easing them out of the molds with a knife. Let cool completely before glazing.
White Chocolate Glaze: Melt chocolate over a double boiler or in very short intervals in the microwave, stirring between each interval. Break up the Oreos in a bag until you get pieces of desired size.
Dip the tops of the donuts into the melted chocolate and then set right side up. Sprinkle crushed Oreos over each donut before glaze sets.
Cake Recipe Adapted from Cleobuttera