Lately fun, animal-inspired food creations are all the rage. Rather than go out and wait in long lines for them, impress your friends (and yourself) by whipping up some of your own! These adorable flamingo doughnuts are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they are also delicious due to the dreamy chocolate cake and light orange-infused glaze.

Chocolate Orange Flamingo Doughnuts [Vegan, Gluten-Free]






Cooking Time




For the Doughnuts:

  • 1 cup of gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of seltzer water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil

For the Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup of powdered sugar/icing sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon of orange extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pink food coloring


For the Doughnuts:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a doughnut tin with oil or vegan butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add in the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
    Mix until combined.
  3. Add the seltzer water, vinegar, oil, and mix until fully combined.
  4. Add the batter into a piping bag and snip off the tip. Pipe the mixture into the doughnut tins until 3/4 full.
  5. Pop the doughnuts into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. Make sure they don't burn on top.
    You will know they are done when you put a knife or skewer in and it comes out clean.
  6. Place the doughnuts onto a cooling rack and cool fully before icing.

For the Glaze:

  1. Place the sugar, non-dairy milk, orange extract, and pink coloring in a bowl. Then, mix until smooth and shiny. Pop the mixture into the refrigerator to set for 5 minutes.
  2. Dip the doughnuts into the glaze and place back on a cooling rack.
  3. Decorate your doughnuts with sprinkles, coconut, chocolate, or anything you fancy. For the flamingo design pictured, cut out some flamingo shapes and attached them onto the doughnut with some extra frosting.
  4. Pop the tray into the fridge for 5 minutes, to allow the glaze to set.

    Nutritional Information

    Total Calories: 1997 | Total Carbs: 256 g | Total Fat: 109 g | Total Protein: 12 g | Total Sodium: 1091 g | Total Sugar: 138 g Per Serving: Calories: 133 | Carbs: 17 g | Fat: 7 g | Protein: 1 g | Sodium: 73 mg | Sugar: 9 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.