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Kahlúa and Cream Doughnuts

by FarmgirlGourmet

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Every January we all don our stretchy pants.  Not to make extra room for pie or another helping of mashed potatoes, rather to run on treadmills, or lift weights.  Two of my favorite foodies, Brandy from Nutmeg Nanny & Carrie from Bakeaholic Mama reached out and asked if I’d like to be a part of Doughnut Week.  You read that right, doughnuts in January.  When all other foodies are snapping pics of bowls of greens, we are throwing caution to the wind and slapping on the stretchy pants for doughnuts.  In January.  Outrageous!

What’s more….we are also doing giveaways for fun kitchen gadgets each day!  Today is a Keurig – the entry is at the bottom.  Don’t miss it!!

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I think one of the best inventions is the donut baking pan.  I mean, seriously, no frying!  Just pipe the donut batter into the greased pan, bake 8 minutes and it’s time to eat donuts!  Brilliant!

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I have a recipe for a chocolate cake that has Kahlúa and it’s one of my absolute favorites (check it out here) when I need a quick cake with loads of flavor.  If we eat cake with Kahlúa then why not a doughnut, right?  Who’s with me?  It’s only a 1/4 cup, so no worries about giving this to the kiddos.


Are you ready for even more deliciousness?  These girls know how to make donuts and even though I may have already eaten 2143 doughnuts today, I’d gladly taste test each one of these.  Check it out!

If you aren’t drooling, then you might want to check your pulse!  Wow.  Wait until you see what’s coming up next.  “Next”? you say?  Yep…it’s Doughnut WEEK, which means we can’t just give you one doughnut and then head back to that pile of kale.  We will be posting on Wednesday and Friday too.  I’ve seen the list and it’s CRAZY DELISH!  Stay tuned.  Now for the recipe for these super quick, uber moist, chocolate Kahlúa donuts with an espresso cream cheese icing.  Oh baby!

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Kahlúa and Cream Doughnuts




Yield 12 doughnuts

Quick baked Kahlúa and Espresso cream cheese doughnuts.


For the Doughnuts:

    • 1 2/3 cups cake flour, sifted
    • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
    • 3/4 cup white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
    • 1/4 cup Kahlúa
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly
    • cooking spray

For the Icing:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate, finely grated or shaved


For the Doughnuts:

    1. Preheat oven to 425º F. Spray a donut baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
    2. In a medium bowl add the sifted flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine. Add the buttermilk, Kahlúa, eggs, and butter. Stir until just combined. Spoon into prepared baking pan filling each 2/3 full. Bake 7-9 minutes, or until no longer wet and springs back when touched.
    3. Remove from baking pan by turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Espresso Cream Cheese Icing:

    1. Beat cream cheese in a medium bowl until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat to blend. Stir in 2 tablespoons milk (or more if desired) to make a spreadable icing. Add the espresso powder and stir to combine.

To Assemble:

  1. Ice each cooled doughnut with about 2-3 teaspoons icing. Sprinkle with grated chocolate and serve.

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Carla January 16, 2014 - 5:11 pm

I got a donut pan for Christmas and haven’t used it yet. Glad I can make these in them!

Nutmeg Nanny January 15, 2014 - 7:18 pm

Kahlua is like my favorite thing ever! I can’t drink it without thinking of the movie The Big Lebowski. These doughnuts totally impress and I would be more than happy to eat one….or ten of them for breakfast 🙂

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Megan {Country Cleaver} January 13, 2014 - 8:07 pm

Booze is made for doughnuts!! I’m so in heart with these! I need a doughnut and a cuppa Kahlua to wash it down!

FarmgirlGourmet January 13, 2014 - 9:09 pm

I happen to have more Kahlua than any one household should have, so come on over. 🙂

laurengrier January 13, 2014 - 9:32 am

Loving these, Heather!! I’m going to need a dozen to go!

FarmgirlGourmet January 13, 2014 - 9:35 am

You got it Lauren. 🙂

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Lauren @ Healthy Delicious January 13, 2014 - 8:42 am

I’m 100% more excited about putting my stretchy pants on for donuts than I am for the gym. These remind me that I haven’t had Kahlua is far too long.

FarmgirlGourmet January 13, 2014 - 9:30 am

Amen sister. 🙂

Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 13, 2014 - 8:29 am

Love that you included the kahlua in these. Boozy doughnuts for the win! 🙂

FarmgirlGourmet January 13, 2014 - 9:32 am

Booze is great any time of day. Wait that sounds wrong. 🙂

Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet January 13, 2014 - 8:28 am

I need these for breakfast. That is all.

FarmgirlGourmet January 13, 2014 - 9:32 am

Yes, yes you do!

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Roxanne January 13, 2014 - 7:57 am

Kahlua? Did you say Kahlua? I’m there!!!

FarmgirlGourmet January 13, 2014 - 9:33 am

Ha. I may still have a few left, come on over.

Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks January 13, 2014 - 7:41 am

Wow! You know a way to a girls heart….and stomach! These look absolutely fantastic!

FarmgirlGourmet January 13, 2014 - 9:33 am

They work great on a boys stomach too. I think the hubs ate a few! 🙂 Thanks for commenting.

Anna @ Garnish with Lemon January 13, 2014 - 6:57 am

Doughnuts in January? Brilliant! You can’t live on greens alone, right?

FarmgirlGourmet January 13, 2014 - 9:33 am

Doughnuts go with salad. Just saying. ha

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bakedbyrachel January 13, 2014 - 5:38 am

I seriously want to lick that icing! What a great way to start the day 😉

FarmgirlGourmet January 13, 2014 - 9:34 am

The icing is bomb.

bakeaholicmama January 13, 2014 - 5:34 am

Heather these look amazing! I love the flavors… and Kahlua for breakfast? Sign me up!

FarmgirlGourmet January 13, 2014 - 9:34 am

Have you seen the new campaign “Kahlua, it’s what’s for breakfast”. I’m the face. haha

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