Raspberry Chocolate Donut Holes

Raspberry Chocolate Donut Holes are an old fashioned style donut recipe stuffed and glazed with bits of raspberry and chocolate that make for a flavorful, unique indulgence.

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At the end of December, I joined a gym for the first time in my life. It wasn't really a New Year's Resolution thing, more of a too cheap to pay full price and waiting for the New Year's deals thing. But the really awkward part was that, as part of signing up, I got a free consultation with a personal trainer. And that was...interesting.

Imagine Billy (name changed, of course), with his rather muscular, vegan self sitting there and asking me about my "goals." It went something like this:

"So what changes are you hoping to make? Are you trying to give up soda? Sweets, maybe?"

Me:"Um...I'm a dessert blogger."

Him:"Oh."

So yeah. I may not have said it, but I'm pretty sure that Billy figured out that my main motivation for being at the gym is donuts. And cookies. Oh! The class schedule is pretty good, and so is the fact that I'm paying less for a month of childcare than I pay a sitter for two hours. No more trying to fit in workouts with 22 pounds of one year old sitting on my stomach! I'm pretty much moving in.

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But these Raspberry Chocolate Donuts Holes? They make all of the sweating, sore muscles, and getting up a little earlier worth it. Also, I swear my baby is getting easier to pick up, even after only two weeks. That's even better.

Also, you can make this dough ahead of time, and then it's ready for you to fry when you get home from the gym. Just sayin'. I really like that kind of efficiency, ya know?

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Both of the glazes are based on recipes from Alton Brown. While I'm not a huge Food Network fan, the man know how to glaze some donuts. If you want a less sweet donut, you can skip the first glaze and just go straight for the chocolate. Because we all know that's the best part, right? What you can't skip is the extra bit of raspberry on top-- it adds the perfect bit of crunch and tartness that really makes these aMAZing.

And aMAZing is always the goal, friends.


Raspberry Chocolate Donut Holes

  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp. (255 g) all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup (32 g) cornstarch

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 2 1/4 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg

  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted

  • 2/3 cup (132 g) white sugar

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 2/3 cup sour cream

  • Heaping 1/4 cup (16 g) freeze dried raspberries, crushed

  • 1/4 cup (40 g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped

For the Glaze:

  • 1/4 whole milk

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

For the Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 3 Tbsp. whole milk

  • 1 tsp. corn syrup

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • Freeze dried raspberries, lightly crushed

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