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Stuffed Coffee Donuts Are the Sweetest Way to Get Your Caffeine Fix!

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If you’re always looking for your next coffee fix, this recipe is for you. Stuffed Coffee Donuts are just as amazing as they sound, and they’re literally stuffed with coffee custard!

Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt shows you how to make homemade donuts from scratch, but you can skip the complicated donut steps and use a can of refrigerated biscuits to get frying faster! The biscuits puff up beautifully in hot oil, then it’s time to fill ‘em up! Enjoy these with a cup of coffee - if you dare!

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For the coffee custard:

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 + 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup very strong coffee, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons  butter

For the donuts:

  • 1 package refrigerated biscuits
  • Canola oil, for frying

For the coating:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


For the coffee custard:

  1. In a bowl, add in the egg yolks, milk, and strong coffee. Whisk until incorporated.
  2. In a medium saucepan, add in the sugar, salt, and cornstarch. Whisk until the cornstarch is thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Pour about 3/4 cup of the egg and milk mixture into the saucepan and whisk until incorporated. Start with a small amount to avoid lumps.
  4. Add the remaining egg and milk mixture and whisk to combine.
  5. Add in the butter and turn heat onto medium. Whisk pretty steadily to avoid clumps and burning.
  6. Once the mixture comes up to a boil, let it boil for 1 minute until it thickens. Whisk constantly while the custard is boiling.
  7. Immediately run the custard through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap. Be sure that the plastic wrap sits on the top of the custard to avoid a skin. Place into the fridge to chill.

For the donuts:

  1. In a deep fryer or large saucepan, heat your oil t to 350 degrees.
  2. Once the oil is up to temperature, add 1 to 2 donuts into the oil. Let the donuts fry for about 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip and let fry for another minute to two minutes until that side is golden brown.
  3. Remove from the oil and place on a wire rack to drain.
  4. Place the granulated sugar and cinnamon in a storage bag or paper bag.
  5. Toss the warm donuts into the cinnamon and sugar.
  6. With a piping tip in a large disposable piping bag, fill the bag with the coffee custard.
  7. Pipe the custard into the center of the donuts. Fill until the centers of the donuts puff out slightly.
  8. Eat immediately.

Inspired By: Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt