Pumpkin Spice Cream-Filled Donuts

Pumpkin Spice Cream-Filled Donuts

 Prepare to fall in love with the warm flavors of autumn in these homemade Pumpkin Spice Cream-Filled Donuts. Delightfully spiced, filled with a creamy pumpkin mixture, and topped with a sweet glaze, these donuts are a cozy treat perfect for any time of year.

 

INGREDIENTS:

 

For the Donuts:

– 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

– 1/2 cup granulated sugar

– 2 teaspoons baking powder

– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

– 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

– 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

– 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

– 2 large eggs

– 1 cup canned pumpkin puree

– 1/2 cup buttermilk

– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

For the Cream Filling:

– 1/2 cup heavy cream

– 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

– 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree

– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

– 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

– 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

For the Glaze:

– 1 cup powdered sugar

– 2 tablespoons milk

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

– Orange food coloring (optional)

 

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes | Total Time: 35-40 minutes | Servings: 12 donuts

 

 INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Making the Donuts:

 1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a donut pan.

2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.

3. In another bowl, whisk eggs, pumpkin puree, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla extract.

4. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until combined.

5. Transfer the batter to a piping bag or zip-top bag and pipe it into the prepared donut pan.

6. Bake for 12-15 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

 

Preparing the Cream Filling:

1. Whip heavy cream and sugar until stiff peaks form.

2. In a separate bowl, mix pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract.

3. Gently fold whipped cream into the pumpkin mixture.

 

Making the Glaze:

1. Whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add orange food coloring for a festive touch.

 

Assembly:

1. Once the donuts are cool, cut a slit in the side of each.

2. Fill a pastry bag with the pumpkin cream filling and pipe it into the center of each donut.

3. Dip the tops of filled donuts into the glaze and let excess drip off.

4. Place glazed donuts on a wire rack to set for a few minutes.

5. Indulge in the deliciousness of your homemade pumpkin cream-filled donuts!

 

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