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Chocolate Filled Donuts

Chocolate Filled Donuts are Incredibly soft and fluffy, easy to make, and super delicious!

Chocolate Filled Donuts

Chocolate Filled Donuts

There is no better treat than donuts filled with a delicious and warm chocolate spread.

In my case, I could eat these with just a dust of sugar, but you can fill them any spread your heart desires. I choose to use chocolate spread, which is my family’s personal favorite.

Chocolate Filled Donuts

When I was a little girl I enjoy donuts coated with granulated sugar. Sometimes I would open a few up and spread strawberry or plum jam in them. Oh, and my kids love them just like that too.

I guess some things are truly what people would say “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”?!


Anyways, these are super easy to prepare. I prep them either late at night or early in the morning, depending on when we want to eat them; for breakfast or as a snack.

I don’t make donuts quite often because nobody is able to resist these fluffy delicious treats.

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Most importantly. the best tip that I can give you before you make them is patience. Furthermore, you must wait for them to double in size once you cut them into circles.

Don’t rush the process. However, if you want those holes in donuts check your oil temperature, pan, and the most important part flour. 

Chocolate Filled Donuts

I would most definitely invest in a measuring cup with a scale. I have had mine for over 2 years and I just changed batteries one time. It is fantastic for liquids and dry food as well.

Tap on my Amazon Shop where I place things that I’ve used in the past or have in my possession right now. Click on the pic below for a similar measuring cup scale.

I hope you try these donuts and if you do, please let me know. Tag me @sandraseasycooking other social media accounts if you make this recipe. Thanks for all your support!

Chocolate-Filled Donuts

Chocolate-Filled Donuts

Yield: 16 Donuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
Chocolate-Filled Donuts are such easy and delicious treats. Every once in a while it's so good to make your own.


  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup warm water ( about 100 degrees F)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (approx. 480g)
  • ½ cup warm milk or water (about 110 degrees F)
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut up and softened
  • Cooking oil for deep-frying
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup chocolate spread, room temperature


  • Large pot for frying or a fryer
  • Oil thermometer
  • Measuring cups, spoons, and scale
  • Decorating/Piping bag fitted with a large round tip.


  1. In a small bowl, combine yeast, 1 tablespoon of the sugar, and 1/2 cup warm water. Let stand for 10 minutes to activate!
  2. Combine flour, warm milk, egg and egg yolk, salt, activated yeast mixture, and remaining 3 tablespoons sugar — mix to combine. You can use a food processor or stand-up mixer. Add softened unsalted butter; process until smooth and combined. The dough will be softer.
  3. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl; cover and chill in refrigerator overnight or approx 6-8 hours.
  4. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to be around 1/2 inch thick. Using a 2-1/2-inch round cutter or a glass/mug, cut dough. Re-roll dough as is necessary. Place dough rounds on a baking sheet, dusted with flour. Cover and let rise about 20 minutes or until nearly double in size. Depending on your room temperature, this could take a while, so I suggest warming up your oven to allow the dough to double in size faster. I would say to preheat from 100F to 150F and turn it off. This will ensure that the dough will have a warmer area to rise.
  5. Place chocolate spread in a decorating bag fitted with a large round tip; set aside.
  6. Fry donuts, three to four at a time, in deep hot oil for about one minute on each side or until golden brown; you can flip it one time until the golden color is achieved. Make sure the frying oil is always between 365 F and 375°F.
  7. Take donuts out by using a slotted spoon or two forks; drain on paper towels- Using an instant-read thermometer, the internal temp of donuts should be about 87 °F/31 °C.
  8. Holding each doughnut, use a cylindrical rod aka dowel, chopstick, or similar to poke a hole in one side of the doughnut. Pipe any chocolate spread through the opening.
  9. Dust with sugar and serve warm. 


You can use jam for filling or any other spread. It tastes amazing either way.

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