Nutella, Salted Caramel & Jelly Filled Donuts

donuts filled with nutella and salted caramel

I went kind of overboard with different flavours for this blog post, but if you make filled donuts you have to take advantage of that and prepare a huge batch, because believe me, those little fellows quiet require some work and even more patience. 
That´s why I decided to not only make classic jelly filled donuts, but also a few ones filled with nutella and salted caramel. I used homemade salted caramel sauce, you can find the recipe here

Although baking these delicious treats will take probably a whole afternoon, they are so worth the effort. I absolutely loved how sweet and fluffy they turned out. Next time I`ll make a batch of these, I`ll probably try to make the dough even more fluffier, so the donuts will rise more.

This video instruction  helped me a lot, through the process of creating these yummy treats.

flour & whipped eggs

yeast & flour

other ingredients for filled donuts

What you need:

  • 100ml milk
  • 22g yeast
  • 300g flour
  • 40g white sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 40g butter
  • 13g vanilla sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 – 1.5l sunflower oil
  • 1 jar nutella, salted caramel, apricot jam and blackberry jam
  • 4 piping bags 
  • white sugar & icing sugar for decorating
donut shaped dough

frying the donuts


  •  crumble the yeast in a bowl, add 2 to 3 tablespoons milk and a pinch of white sugar, stir until the yeast dissolves into the milk and sugar
  • sieve flour in a bowl, make a well in the middle of the dough, pour your dissolved yeast into the well, slowly mix it a little bit into the flour, not all of it, cover your dough and let rest in a warm place for 15 minutes
  • mix eggs, egg yolks & sugar together in a bowl until fluffy, add milk, lemon zest & vanilla sugar, mix again until fluffy
  • melt the butter using a water bath
  • pour the egg mixture over the dough, mix quickly, then add salt & melted butter, knead your dough for about 10 to 15 minutes (use a hand mixer if you have one) , this will work air in your dough and make it fluffy, cover the dough and let rest for 30 minutes in  a warm place
  • pour flour on a flat surface, put your dough on the surface and knead for about 5 minutes, cover the dough and let rest for 1 hour
  • pour flour on a flat surface & on a backing sheet, roll out your dough on the surface, it should have a thickness of 2 to 3cm, cut out circles of 7 to 10cm diameter, put the circles on the backing sheet, cover and let rest for another 40 minutes in a warm place
  • fill 2/3 of a pan with sunflower oil, heat until the oil builds little bubbles around a wooden spoon, add 3 to 4 donuts to the pan, put the lid on the pan and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, flip over your donuts, fry for another 2 to 3 minutes without the lid, let cool down on kitchen paper
  • repeat the last step for all of your donuts 
  • fill the piping bags with your donut fillings, in this case nutella, salted caramel, apricot and blackberry jam
  • make a little whole in your donuts with the piping bag, then fill the donuts
  • just for decoration, sieve some white sugar or icing sugar over your donuts
donuts ready for fillingjelly filled donuts

Everybody will absolutely love these, so don`t forget to share them with friends, neighbours and family. Also they are a perfect little present for diner parties and there are so many different fillings for your donuts. Although I think my favourite one will always be the jelly filled one. Which fillings do you like the most? 

Read you soon,

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