Enjoy your tiramisu in these soft and airy yeast donuts. Tiramisu Donuts are filled with light coffee cream and dusted with cocoa powder. These are your indulgent breakfast or your afternoon treat with a cup of tea.
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Tiramisu Donuts

Enjoy your tiramisu in these soft and airy yeast donuts. Tiramisu Donuts are filled with light coffee cream and dusted with cocoa powder. These are your indulgent breakfast or your afternoon treat with a cup of tea. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Western
Keyword tiramisu donuts
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Proofing the dough 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16 donuts
Calories 310 kcal
Author sanna

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 6 tbsp water
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 150 ml buttermilk room temperature
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 57 grams butter melted
  • 57 grams sugar
  • 454 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • oil for frying

Tiramisu Filling/Glaze

  • 1 cup whipping cream cold
  • 1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup water hot
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee powder

For dusting the donuts

  • cocoa powder unsweetened

Instructions

For the Yeast Donuts

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water and let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes, or until foamy.  

  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the buttermilk, melted butter, egg and the yeast mixture. Use a wooden spoon to stir the ingredients until a soft dough is formed. Turn the dough over onto a floured surface and knead for about ten minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. Shape dough into a ball and place in a bowl. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours in a warm place, until doubled in size.
  5. Lightly knead the risen dough just to deflate it. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into 1/2 inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter that is 3 and 1/2 inch in diameter and cut 16 circles from the dough. Place each circle on pre-cut individual square wax or parchment paper and place them on baking sheets. 

  6. Turn the oven on for one minute only then turn it off. Place the baking sheets inside. Fill a glass jug or bowl with boiling water and place it in the oven, too. This creates steam inside to prevent the dough from forming a skin. Let the dough rise for about 30-40 minutes, or until the size is at least doubled.

  7. Prepare your deep fryer or heat about 3 cups of cooking oil in a small, heavy bottom saucepan. Once the temperature reaches 350 F, carefully lower each donut into the oil, using the wax paper to get as low as you can without splashing. Place a few donuts at a time so they are not crowded.
  8. Once the underside is golden, turn it over and cook the other side. Each donut should only take about 2 minutes or so to cook. Place each cooked donut on a tray or plate lined with paper towel.

Make the Tiramisu Cream

  1. In a bowl of a stand mixer (or use a handheld mixer), whisk the whipping cream until stiff peaks are formed. Cover and store in the fridge until needed. 

  2. Dissolve the coffee powder in hot water. In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar using low speed until creamy and smooth. Add in vanilla extract and the coffee. Continue to beat just until incorporated. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.

Assembly of Tiramisu Donuts

  1. Fit a basic piping tip into a large piping bag. Fill it with the cream. Poke the piping tip into one edge of a donut and dispense cream inside it. Repeat with the rest of the donuts.

  2. To glaze the donuts, spread a generous amount of cream into the top surface. Sprinkle a little amount of cocoa powder over the glaze.

  3. Store leftovers in a tightly covered container.

Recipe Notes

Yeast donuts recipe adapted from Christina's Cucina.

Nutrition Facts
Tiramisu Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 237mg10%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.