Rainbow Filled Doughnuts

Brighten up any day with these homemade Rainbow Filled Doughnuts. Each doughnut is a sweet and vibrant surprise, bursting with colorful cream filling. Perfect for parties or a special treat, these doughnuts are as fun to make as they are to eat.


  • For the Dough:
    • Whole Milk: 1 cup
    • All-Purpose Flour: 3 1/2 cups
    • Granulated Sugar: 3/4 cup
    • Unsalted Butter: 1/4 cup
    • Large Eggs: 2
    • Nutmeg: 1/4 teaspoon
    • Active Dry Yeast: 1 packet
    • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  • For the Filling:
    • Whipped Cream: 1 1/2 cups
    • Food Coloring: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple
  • Additional:
    • Rainbow Sprinkles: 1/2 cup


  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • Warm the milk to about 110°F (43°C). In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm milk with the yeast and a spoonful of sugar. Let it sit for 5 minutes until frothy.
    • Add the remaining sugar, melted butter, eggs, nutmeg, and salt. Gradually mix in the flour until a soft dough forms.
    • Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 5-7 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  2. Shape and Bake the Doughnuts:
    • Once risen, roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out doughnut shapes using a doughnut cutter.
    • Place the cut doughnuts on a baking sheet, cover lightly, and let them rise again for about 30 minutes.
    • Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden.
  3. Prepare the Filling:
    • While the doughnuts are cooling, prepare the filling. Divide the whipped cream into six bowls, and tint each one with a different food coloring to create a rainbow effect.
  4. Fill the Doughnuts:
    • Once the doughnuts are cool, use a piping bag fitted with a narrow nozzle to inject each doughnut with the rainbow cream filling.
  5. Decorate:
    • Dip the top of each filled doughnut in rainbow sprinkles for a festive look.

Preparation Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: Makes about 12 doughnuts

Calories: Approximately 390 per doughnut


  • Ensure that the milk is warm but not hot, as too high a temperature can kill the yeast.
  • Allow the doughnuts to cool completely before filling to prevent the whipped cream from melting.
  • Experiment with various colors and flavors of fillings for different occasions.

Conclusion: These Rainbow Filled Doughnuts are not just delicious but also a visual treat. They’re perfect for bringing a splash of color and joy to any gathering, ensuring that your dessert table is the talk of the party!

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