Chocolate Filled Mini Donuts on a napkin with a glass of milk

Yesterday was one of those days where the baking gods were just not on my side.  I had these plans of making these adorable mini cakes, but no matter how much I greased and floured the pans I could not get them out in one piece.

Chocolate Filled Mini Donuts in a pan of cinnamon sugar

But luckily my mind is always churning about things I can make so I decided to make some sweet yeast dough last night for some homemade donuts this morning.  I knew that would make one happy husband.

Chocolate filled mini donut with a bite taken out
 These were so easy.  And how yummy and adorable would these be as a party dessert?

Shot glasses filled with milk topped with a mini donut on top

A side view of shot glasses filled with milk topped with a mini donut on top

Served with a shot of milk… or a shot of coffee liquor.  Cute!

Chocolate Filled Donut Holes being rolled in cinnamon sugar

Chocolate Filled Donut Holes on a napkin with a glass of milk

Mini Donuts in a pan being rolled in cinnamon sugar

Chocolate Filled Mini Donuts


  • 1 package yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • frying oil
  • chocolate chips
  • cinnamon
  • sugar


  1. The night before, or at least 3 hours before frying, make the dough. Combine the yeast, water, salt, eggs, sugar, and butter in a large bowl. Add the flour in small increments and mix until all of the flour is incorporated. Allow to sit at room temperature covered with plastic wrap or a towel for 2 hours. Move to the refrigerator to chill. This dough can stay in the fridge for up to a week and can be frozen for up to a month.
  2. Sprinkle flour over the top of the chilled dough. Break of a piece and roll out on a floured surface to 1/8 inch thick. Cut out 2 1/2 inch circles from the rolled out dough (I use the top of a wine glass because I don’t have round cookie cutters.) Put 4-5 chocolate chips in the center of each circle and bring the sides to the middle, pinching to seal. Let rest for 20 minutes before frying.
  3. Heat frying oil to 350 degrees. Carefully drop the donuts into the hot oil in small batches to not overcrowd. These fry up in about 30-45 seconds. Remove from the oil and roll in cinnamon sugar while still hot.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0