Doughnut Holes

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 3m
Ready In

"Makes 36 doughnut holes or 12 doughnuts and 12 doughnut holes"

Original recipe yields 36 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (33.7 g)
  • Calories 94.5
  • Total Fat - 2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 9.9 mg
  • Sodium - 89.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 12.9 g
  • Protein - 1.5 g
  • Calcium - 41.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt, and espresso powder (if using) and make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla. Pour this wet mixture into the well and mix just until a soft dough forms. Cover your bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.

Step 2

Remove the dough from the fridge and heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a large, deep pot over medium heat until a thermometer registers at 350F. On a generously floured work surface, roll out your chilled dough to a 1/2-inch thickness and, using a 1-inch round cutter, cut out your doughnut holes.

Step 3

Feel free to bring the remaining dough together to reroll and cut out more doughnut holes but only do this once as rerolling the dough a third time might make them a bit tough.

Step 4

Before frying, prepare a draining station for your doughnut holes by lining a cookie sheet with paper towel and a cooling rack.

Step 5

Now, it’s time to fry! Gently lower seven or eight doughnut holes into the hot oil and cook for around 3-4 minutes, flipping occasionally. Remove the cooked doughnut holes to the rack-lined cookie sheet and continue to fry until all of your doughnut holes are done.

Step 6

When cooled, dunk each doughnut and doughnut hole in vanilla glaze and serve.


Step 7

In a small bowl, mix the icing sugar with the vanilla and warm water until smooth. If the glaze looks too thin, add a bit more icing sugar. If it looks too thick, add a touch more water.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Snacks