Fluffy Donuts with Chocolate Cream

Indulge in the irresistible charm of homemade fluffy donuts filled with a decadent chocolate cream. This delightful treat is perfect for those special mornings or as a luxurious dessert.



  • 2 ¾ cups bread flour
  • ⅔ cup warm milk (below 97°F)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter (room temperature)

Chocolate Filling:

  • 3 oz dark chocolate (milk chocolate can also be used)
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch


  • Sugar for rolling


  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the bread flour, sugar, and instant dry yeast.
    • Mix warm milk, the egg, and add to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined.
    • Add salt and start kneading. Gradually incorporate butter and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.
    • Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place until it doubles in size, about 1 hour.
  2. First Fermentation:
    • Punch down the dough to release excess air, divide it into equal balls, cover, and let rise again for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Prepare the Chocolate Filling:
    • In a saucepan, mix milk with cornstarch until smooth. Add chocolate and heat over medium, stirring continuously until the chocolate melts and the mixture thickens.
    • Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  4. Second (and Optional Third) Fermentation:
    • After shaping, you can let the dough rise again for another 20-30 minutes to enhance fluffiness.
  5. Frying:
    • Heat oil in a deep fryer or a large saucepan to a low temperature. Fry the dough balls until golden brown on all sides, ensuring the inside is cooked through.
  6. Filling the Donuts:
    • Once cooled, fill each donut with the chocolate cream using a piping bag fitted with a narrow nozzle.
  7. Coating:
    • Roll the filled donuts in sugar until evenly coated.
  8. Serving:
    • Serve the donuts fresh to enjoy the best flavor and texture.


  • The third fermentation is optional but recommended for extra fluffy donuts.
  • Maintain a low frying temperature to ensure thorough cooking without burning.
  • Enjoy these warm with a cup of coffee or as a standalone treat that’s sure to delight any donut lover.

Create a batch of these heavenly fluffy donuts with chocolate cream and watch them disappear before your eyes, a true testament to their deliciousness!

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