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Updated On: Apr 25, 2024

A quick recipe for Donutmisu that will make your guests think you are one heck of a rockstar! A few ingredients and you have an elegant dessert to wow your friends and family.  

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This is my last donut laced installment for Doughnutweek!  I figured I’d pull out all the stops for you on this post.  Afterall, this is Farmgirl GOURMET.  Right?  Ok ok, there’s not a lot gourmet about a doughnut, but using them to make something completely decadent and dessertlike?  I have to get a few brownie points for creativity.  If only I could get on Chopped and the ingredients in the box were donut holes, mascarpone and chocolate – I’d surely be Tom Allen’s fave.

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I promise you that this recipe is incredibly easy to make and if you didn’t tell anyone, they’d never know that you bought donut holes to make this.  Seriously!  The cream is off the chain.  I managed to have a little extra (ok I didn’t use it all purposely) and it was quite delicious on a spoon.  Like really delicious on a spoon.  I know I’m gushing, but seriously – this is one recipe you should try!  Imagine making this for your honey for Valentine’s Day?  My honey taste tested it and after his eyes stopped bugging from his head he said ” Holy @#$%^ this is good”.  He’s one tough cookie to impress.  Part of the perks of being a foodies husband I guess.

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Now that I have you jonesin for Donutmisu – please check out the amazing deliciousness from the other doughnut girls.  They have outdone themselves AGAIN and I am wishing we all lived on the same block so we could have a doughnut party in person.  Don’t miss the giveaway after their links.  It’s a doozy!

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Author: Heather Scholten
A quick recipe for Donutmisu using purchased donut holes in place of ladyfingers. Easy to make and you'd never know they were donuts.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Desserts
Servings 4 servings


  • 16 purchased plain donut holes
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoon Frangelico almond liqueur divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • ¼ cup finely grated dark chocolate for garnish


  • In the bowl of a mixer fitted with whisk attachment add the egg yolks and sugar and beat until pale yellow and thick, about 5 minutes, scraping down sides as necessary. Add the mascarpone, heavy cream, 1 tablespoon Frangelico and vanilla. Beat until soft peaks form, about 6-8 minutes. Set aside.
  • Add the boiling water to a medium bowl and stir in espresso powder. Allow to cool slightly. Stir in 2 tablespoons Frangelico.
  • Have ready 4 martini glasses. Add 4 donut holes to the espresso mixture and allow to soak 2 minutes, turning. Add one donut hole to each of the glasses. Top with 2-3 tablespoons cream mixture. Add remaining donut holes to espresso and again allow to soak 2 minutes. Add 3 donuts to each glass and top with the remaining cream. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Sprinkle with grated chocolate and serve.
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Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.


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  4. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective says:

    Oh wow! This sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try this!

  5. Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    Brilliant beyond brilliant! I want to lick that glass CLEAN!!

  6. Kailley @ Kailley's Kitchen says:

    This is such an incredibly creative recipe! Love it!

  7. licohehacookeroo says:

    WOW!! What a fun, yummy way to mix up a traditional recipe 🙂

  8. bakedbyrachel says:

    Pass me a spoon!!

  9. lisa @garlicandzest says:

    Over the top! It’s going in my back pocket until I can fit into my skinny jeans again!

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  12. hipfoodiemom says:

    this is freaking brilliant! love!

  13. Julie @ Table for Two says:

    Haha, this is so clever! I love it! I want to take a spoon and dive right in!

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