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Raspberry Filled Donuts – Cheesecake Filling

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Raspberry Filling Donut recipe

Raspberry Filled Donuts – Cheesecake Filling

If you love cream filled donuts, you will love these Raspberry Filled Donuts as they are made with cheesecake, which makes the filling taste so delicious! Plus the raspberry flavor is light, not too strong, but it’s perfect for a spring or summer treat with that seasonal flavor! I love how creamy the filling is with the cream cheese, too.

Raspberry Filled Donuts Stacked on a plate

These donuts are made in the typical way with a pan & hot oil, frying the oils on the stovetop. But if you have an air fryer, you can skip the oil & make these as a healthier version, too! So whichever way you make these – they are sure to be delicious! And such a hit with the whole family & if you make these for a breakfast or brunch gathering, I’m sure they will be quite the popular item!

Raspberry Filled Donuts:

Raspberry Filled Donuts on a Plate

Ingredients:

Ingredients for Raspberry Filled Donuts

Dough:

  • 3 3/4 cups (500 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (240 ml) milk
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (7 g) quick dry yeast
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 stick (60 g) unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum  (if you’d prefer not to use rum, you can substitute white grape juice or apple juice/apple cider)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • zest of 1 small organic lemon

Raspberry Filling:

    • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 cup cream cheese
    • 1/4 cup freeze-dried raspberries

Plus:

  • 2 cups of Vegetable oil 

Directions:

Prepare all ingredients.

Yeast + sugar mixed raspberry filled donuts

Add yeast and a spoonful of sugar to warm milk. Leave for 10 minutes.

adding ingredients for raspberry filled donuts

In another bowl, beat the remaining sugar with the egg yolks, egg, butter, vanilla, rum, salt, and lemon zest.

Making dough for raspberry filled donuts

Combine both masses and knead the dough. Leave for 2-3 hours.

Form donuts from the dough.  Leave for an hour, they should increase by 2 times.

Using a deep, large skillet, add 1-2 cups of oil (you want the oil to be about 4″ deep so the donuts can float in the oil so the amount will depend on the size of the skillet).  Heat the oil to 365°F.

Baked donut ready to fill

Fry the donuts in boiling oil for 2-3 minutes on each side until they are golden brown (just turn once). We’d recommend frying just 2-3 donuts at a time. Remove the donuts with a slotted spoon, so that excess oil can drain back into the pan. Drain the donuts on paper towels so they won’t be greasy & will cool.

{If you prefer to use an air fryer- you will skip the oil, but you’ll want to grease the air fryer basket with a non-stick cooking spray.  Preheat the Air Fryer to 350 degrees. Add 2 donuts at a time & make sure the donuts don’t touch. Cook the donuts for 5 minutes or until they are light brown & a toothpick inserted into the donut comes out clean. }

Raspberry Cheesecake Filling

    Add all of the ingredients for the filling to a bowl (save out a couple freeze dried raspberries for topping). Whisk all the ingredients together.

    Slice the donut open part of the way on the side using a paring knife & then gently spoon the filling into the doughnut. If you don’t like the slit in the side of the doughnut, you can pipe the extra filling on the top of the slit, so it covers it up. 

    Raspberry Filled Donuts stacked on plate

    Sprinkle some powdered sugar on the tops of the donuts.

    Close up of raspberry donuts

    Chop up some freeze-dried raspberries & add to the filling on the outside for a fun topping.

    Printable Recipe for Raspberry Donuts:

    Close up of Raspberry Filled Donuts

    Here’s a printable version of the Raspberry Donut recipe for you to print off to put in your recipe binder or notebook.

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    Raspberry Filled Donuts – Cheesecake Filling


    • Author: Jen

    Ingredients

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    Dough:

    • 3 3/4 cups (500 g) all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup (240 ml) milk
    • 1/4 cup (60 g) granulated sugar
    • 2 1/4 teaspoons (7 g) quick dry yeast
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/2 stick (60 g) unsalted butter (melted)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
    • 1 tablespoon dark rum  (if you’d prefer not to use rum, you can substitute white grape juice or apple juice/apple cider)
    • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • zest of 1 small organic lemon

    Raspberry Filling:

      • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
      • 1 cup powdered sugar
      • 1 cup cream cheese
      • 1/4 cup freeze-dried raspberries

    Plus:

    • 2 cups of Vegetable oil 


    Instructions

    Prepare all ingredients.

    Add yeast and a spoonful of sugar to warm milk. Leave for 10 minutes.

    In another bowl, beat the remaining sugar with the egg yolks, egg, butter, vanilla, rum, salt, and lemon zest.

    Combine both masses and knead the dough. Leave for 2-3 hours.

    Form donuts from the dough.  Leave for an hour, they should increase by 2 times.

    Using a deep, large skillet, add 1-2 cups of oil (you want the oil to be about 4″ deep so the donuts can float in the oil so the amount will depend on the size of the skillet).  Heat the oil to 365°F.

    Fry the donuts in boiling oil for 2-3 minutes on each side until they are golden brown (just turn once). We’d recommend frying just 2-3 donuts at a time. Remove the donuts with a slotted spoon, so that excess oil can drain back into the pan. Drain the donuts on paper towels so they won’t be greasy & will cool.

    Add all of the ingredients for the filling to a bowl. Whisk all the ingredients together.

    Slice the donut open part of the way on the side using a paring knife & then gently spoon the filling into the doughnut. If you don’t like the slit in the side of the doughnut, you can pipe the extra filling on the top of the slit, so it covers it up. 

    Chop up some freeze-dried raspberries & add to the filling on the outside for a fun topping

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