Vanilla and Chocolate Custard Cream Donuts

Indulge in the sweet delight of homemade donuts filled with a luscious custard cream. This recipe offers a twist with both vanilla and chocolate flavors for a treat that’s sure to please everyone.

For the Custard Cream Filling:


  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 50 grams of granulated sugar
  • 16 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 250 milliliters of whole milk
  • Seeds scraped from 1/3 of a vanilla pod
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  1. Prepare the Custard Base: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until they turn pale and slightly thickened. Sift in the flour and mix until smooth and well combined.
  2. Heat the Milk: In a saucepan, gently heat the milk with the scraped vanilla seeds (and the pod, if desired, for extra flavor) just until it starts to simmer. Remove the vanilla pod if you’ve used it.
  3. Combine: Gradually pour the warm milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to prevent the eggs from scrambling.
  4. Cook the Custard: Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the custard thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. This usually takes about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Cool: Transfer the custard to a clean bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Chill in the refrigerator until cold and set.

For the Donuts:


  • Your favorite donut dough, prepared and shaped into rounds
  • Oil for frying


  1. Fry the Donuts: Heat oil in a deep fryer or large, heavy saucepan to 350°F (175°C). Fry the donuts in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pan, until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack to drain and cool.
  2. Fill with Custard: Once the donuts are cool, use a piping bag fitted with a narrow nozzle to inject the chilled custard into the center of each donut.

For Chocolate Custard Variation:

  • Follow the same steps for the vanilla custard, but whisk in 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder along with the flour. Continue as directed to create a rich chocolate custard cream.

Enjoy your freshly made Vanilla and Chocolate Custard Cream Donuts as a delightful treat any time of the day!