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Pumpkin and Chocolate Stuffed Mini Donuts

Light mini donuts dredged in cinnamon sugar and filled with a Nutella and mascarpone cream.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 377kcal
Author foodnessgracious

Ingredients

  • For The Cream!
  • 1 pound mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
  • For The Donuts!
  • 1 envelope Platinum Red Star Yeast
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 stick softened butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1- quart canola oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine the mascarpone, pumpkin, Nutella, spice and yogurt.
  • Whisk well to get rid of any lumps. Keep in the fridge until ready to use.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the yeast and warm water, stir to dissolve.
  • Add the flour, milk, butter, yolks, sugar and spice.
  • Mix on low speed until everything is combined.
  • Turn the speed to medium and mix for about 3-4 minutes until the dough is smooth and lump free.
  • Dump the dough onto a flour dusted work surface and knead into a ball shape.
  • Transfer to a bowl coated with a little olive oil. Cover with a clean towel and let rise until doubled in size.
  • once the dough has risen, punch it down and cut the dough into 1-ounce pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a ball and place on another floured tray or surface.
  • Cover again with the towel for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Fill a medium sized stock pot with the oil and using a thermometer, heat until it reaches 375 degrees F.
  • Once the oil is ready, carefully place 4 of the mini donuts into the oil and fry for about 1 minute each side.
  • Drain on a paper towel and then roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Take the cream and fill a piping bag.
  • Squeeze the tip of the bag into the hole you made and fill with the cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcal