The classic flavor combination of orange and chocolate gets an upgrade with these Tangerine Dark Chocolate Chunk Donuts. Tangerine juice and zest flavor this light and fluffy baked donut that’s studded with dark chocolate chunks. A tangerine spiked mascarpone cheese glaze is then drizzled over the top creating an irresistible morning treat.
Most people have a preference of the type of baked goods they enjoy most, either fruit based or chocolate based. Although I tend to be in the chocolate camp 99% of the time, there’s something about fresh produce that makes me want to combine the two. That’s exactly what happened when a box of fresh Ojai Pixie tangerines landed on my doorstep, in a foot of snow. It was definitely time to bring the bright, sunny flavor of this amazing fruit to the forefront!
Orange and chocolate are such a classic combination that I figured tangerine would pair just as well and was definitely pleased with the end result of my Tangerine Dark Chocolate Chunk Donuts. Tangerine juice and zest flavor this light and fluffy baked donut that’s studded with dark chocolate chunks. A tangerine spiked mascarpone cheese glaze is then drizzled over the top creating an irresistible morning treat.
A dozen of these donuts definitely didn’t last long on our breakfast table! Instead, our four year old was soon wheeling and dealing with her brother and sister to try to get one of their allotted donuts. What can I say, I don’t blame her! Paired with a glass of milk, these were the perfect start to our weekend.
NOTE: Cleveland and Ohio readers, you can find the Pixie Tangerines that I used in this recipe at your local Heinen’s. Be sure to add them to your grocery list, they are a definite must have!
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The tangerines in this recipe were provided by Melissa’s Produce, no other compensation was received.. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting this sponsor that allows me the opportunity to create content, such as this, for Melanie Makes.