Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts
Tomato Tom-ah-to. Potato Pot-ah-to. Doughnut v. Donut? Which camp are you in?
I did a little Googling on this topic and it turns out that Doughnut is the dictionary-approved spelling for this sweet indulgence. It was shortened to donut in the late 1800’s, but was popularized in the 1920’s by a campaign for the popular American Dunkin’ Donuts chain.
The doughnut spelling is more popular and widely used, but the donut version is used in about 1/3 of American publications.
I tend to be old school when it comes to grammar and writing. I know! I know! I don’t keep things perfect on this here website and I’m quite proud of my ability to create long run on sentences. The reality is that I am a bit more casual here and like to keep my voice conversational. Like how I actually talk with my friends, ya know?
As an attorney, I’ve spent years with the more conservative style of writing for motions, orders, etc.
Didn’t think so.
So deep in my heart I identify with traditional and I go with doughnuts. If you like donuts, then be all you can be! There are no judgments here!
Now that we’ve got the academics out of the way, let’s talk about these Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts/Donuts. If you can find Cara Cara Oranges, buy every single one of them and hoard them all for yourself. I don’t like to advocate violence, but I’ll not judge you if you must mow down your granny in order to scoop them all into your cart and run for the door.
I also don’t encourage shoplifting, but no judgements you if you lose your head.
I got sidetracked and lost my own head over these oranges, so let’s get this train back on the rails and talk about doughnuts. I don’t know why, but a few weeks ago I had an unreasonable compulsion to make doughnuts. Problem. No doughnut pan. We went on a mission to find the doughnut pan, found one, and here we are with some delicious Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts.
Oh! And did I mention that they’re baked, not fried? Points for less calories!
Less calories justifies more glaze. I’m just sayin’…..
One more thing. We are celebrating all things spring and eating fancy pants doughnuts, so why not have a giveaway too? BAM! A few of my blogger friends and I have collaborated to bring you an awesome giveaway for a chance to win a $300 Amazon gift card! Scroll down below the recipe for a list of my awesome friends and the Rafflecopter options to enter. Good luck!
Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts
For the Donuts
- Cooking spray
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
- 1 Cara Cara Orange juice and zest
For the Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glaze
- 3 Cara Cara Oranges juiced and zested
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350
Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt
In a separate bowl combine egg, milk, melted butter, vanilla bean paste, Cara Cara juice and zest
Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, pour in the wet ingredients, and stir until just combined
Generously coat doughnut pan with cooking spray
Transfer batter to doughnut pan filling about 3/4 full
Bake 15-18 minutes
Cook on wire rack for 5-7 minutes then turn out onto the rack, repeat until all batter is gone - should make about 12 - I only have one pan so if you have two just use both
While the doughnuts are baking make the glaze
Combine the juice from the 3 Cara Cara Oranges and powdered sugar in a bowl, add 1/4 cup of the milk and then continue adding milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you have the consistency you like
Put white chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30 second intervals, stirring in between each heating until melted and smooth
Pour Cara Cara glaze over doughnuts
Do it again - because why wouldn't you?
Use a spoon, pastry bag, or zip top bag with a small corner cut off to drizzle white chocolate over the top in whatever pattern blows your dress up
Garnish with zest
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
Spell it however you want Rachelle, just gimme some of these yummy donuts! I LOVE the flavor! That glaze! It all looks wonderful!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
In the UK we call them doughnuts. Have I missed national doughnut day or something? As they are everywhere! Not that I am complaining or anything.
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
I love writing my blog in conversational style too. More fun, isn’t it? And I’m totally spelling this treat donut, not doughnut. Speaking of which…seriously, Rachelle? These look AMAZING!! Cara cara is actually my favourite orange so combining in donut form with white chocolate? Gimme!! Suddenly, Monday is looking a bit better!!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
I say both – donut and doughnut… but on my site I posted donut, because when I googled it I saw most bloggers used donut. So I followed suit. I should have been like you and stood on my own two feet. 😉 Oh, you said Latin anyone and I raised my hand! I actually took 4 years of Latin in college. I’m a dork, I know. And once upon a time I wanted to go to medical school. So yeah. Anyways. DONUTS… err DOUGHNUTS! These look delicious, Rachelle! And so fancy with the cara cara! Absolutely perfect for a Monday, because all Mondays need a little jazz, in the form of pretty donuts. Pinned! Cheers, dear! xoxo
Jen | Baked by an Introvert
I don’t care how anyone’s says it. Donut or doughnut, it’s all the same once it hits my belly! Love the orange white chocolate combination here.It sounds delightful!
Vivian | stayaliveandcooking
Yummm… I seriously could sink my teeth into one of those right now! I actually don’t know, I think I used donut.. But my spelling corrector wants me to change it to doughnut, haha! No matter how you spell it this looks delish, pinned for later!
I’m with you…three recipes – doughnut, every time. Donut works, too…you know…where am I going with this? I’ll stop now. These doughnuts of yours are theee bomb! I’ll take a baker’s dozen, please!
Since I went to graduate school for English I feel like I better use “doughnut”. I still feel like professors could scold me. ????
This is such a unique and tasty looking doughnut. Orange and white chocolate is a great combination. And the fact that they’re baked makes me so happy!
Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy
I’m thinking I’m gonna need these for breakfast tomorrow 🙂 Love the combo of orange and white chocolate!
Linda @ Veganosity
Seriously! My mouth is watering now. Why’d you have to go and share these with me? 🙂 If I could steal them all from you I would. I’d take my chances with the law and karma. 😉
Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom
I will spell doughnut however you want me to if that means I can have one… or two… ok just give me a bakers dozen. I have some serious sweets cravings going on right now and that shot of you pouring the glaze… omg, I seriously want to start licking the screen!
These donuts look amazing! Love that citrus + white chocolate combo 🙂
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
I don’t give two hoots how these baked little lovelies are spelled or pronounced, just as long as I get to eat a whole plate of them! OMG! These look so good Rach. It is 10pm right now and I am jonesing for a bite of these beautiful doughnuts…donuts…whatever. I think I’ll be making these Saturday morning, even though I’m supposed to be on a damn detox. Thanks 😉
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
These doughnuts sounds incredible!
These donuts look incredible!! Such a creative flavor too!
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
These doughnuts look incredibly stunning and delicious, Rachelle. Such an awesome flavor combo. Can I have 2 please? 🙂
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
Wow! I’ve never even heard of a cara cara orange! I don’t even know what I’m missing! As far as doughnut or donut….they all taste the same to me! I’m not too worried what version is used as long as they look as great as yours do!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods
I, too, prefer to be old-fashioned when it comes to grammar and writing. Although I (like you again) like to keep my blog casual like I’m having a conversation! So I’m team doughnut! 😉 Although if you called these donuts I’d still be on board because they look FABULOUS!
Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table
We’ve been on a doughnut kick recently too! And while I use both, I do like knowing the real version is doughnut – it’s the editor in me 😉 These orange and white chocolate ones are so perfect – fresh but indulgent! Now just to see who I need to knock over on my way to get some of those oranges 😉
Michelle | The Secret Ingredient Is
Haha, the spelling struggle is seriously too real! And more importantly, these doughnuts/donuts/however they should be spelled sound unreal! Why have I never had a cara cara orange before? These flavors sound too good together, need these stat.
Both ways work for me as long as I can get some in my belly 🙂 These look amazing! I love that you hoarded Cara Cara oranges – they sound perfect with the white chocolate glaze!
Do what you will with the English language and all its inconsistencies. Just GIVE ME THIS DONUT/DOUGHNUT!!!
These look great! Perfect for a fun weekend breakfast treat!
Vicky @ Avocado Pesto
These looook gorgeous! And I gotta say I’m in the donut way of spelling — great to learn about the difference between the two ways of spelling. Not sure I’ve ever seen cara cara oranges before – will have to keep an eye out. Happy to be hosting this giveaway with you! Pinning, tweeting, yumming!