Chocolate Glazed Donut Whoopie Pie

This Chocolate Glazed Donut Whoopie Pie recipe came from my love of Krispy Kreme Chocolate Iced Kreme Filled doughnuts. Since Krispy Kreme doughnuts aren’t available in Minnesota I wanted to figure out how to make doughnuts at home.

Chocolate Glazed Donut Whoopie Pie

My grandma used to make homemade doughnuts. She would top them with a maple glaze and they were so good. She always said that she wanted to come to our house one day to teach us how to make them. Unfortunately, it is one of those things that were never did together. I have so many precious memories of her and I can still taste her doughnuts when I think about them!

Krispy Kreme came to Minnesota in 2002 and there were donuts shops everywhere. They only lasted 6 years but that was enough time for me to become very fond of the Chocolate Iced Cream Filled donuts. The last time we went to North Carolina, we had to stop at Krispy Kreme to get doughnuts. So, I knew that I wanted to make a doughnut with a cream filling. Since I had so much fun making Cinnamon Roll Whoopie Pies, I figured, why try filling donuts when I can just cut it in half and make a “whoopie pie” instead. Of course, these aren’t really whoopie pies but that is what they remind me of. I could call them donut sandwiches but that isn’t as fun!

Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layer Butter Tastin'

Since I am always short on time so I decided to go the easy route and make these doughnuts with Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Butter Tastin’ Biscuits. There were 8 biscuits in the package. Cut a hole in the center of each biscuit.

Drizzle Icing On Donuts

Fry the donuts and donut holes in canola oil until golden brown. Mix up a thin glaze and drizzle it over the warm doughnuts.

Glazed Donut Recipe

Use a knife to spread the glaze around so that it covers the doughnuts. They are ready to be enjoyed just like this.

Pipe On Frosting

But of course, my love of frosting won and I couldn’t just leave them be. I put the doughnuts in the fridge to cool. While they were cooling, I mixed up the vanilla donut filling. When the filling is ready, cut the doughnuts in half and pipe the frosting on the bottom half.

Pillsbury Biscuit Donuts

Add the top half of the doughnut and melt chocolate frosting in the microwave. Drizzle the chocolate over the doughnuts and allow it to run down the sides.

Chocolate Drizzled Doughnut

Oh yeah…that’s what I’m talking about! Totally unhealthy, soaked in grease, sugar laden and oh so good!

How To Make Donuts

I would advise consuming these one at a time or probably even one half at a time to avoid a sugar shock! My kids, of course, were delighted with these. Zack said these was an “Epic dessert because  how often do we get donuts?”

Chocolate Glazed Donut Whoopie Pie

Ingredients

  • 8 count can of flaky refrigerator biscuits
  • canola oil
  • Cream Filling:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup marshmallow cream
  • 1 1/2 powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4-5 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Chocolate Icing:
  • 1/2 cup chocolate frosting

Instructions

    Donuts:
  1. Never leave oil unattended and watch it carefully!
  2. Pour enough canola oil into a skillet pan so that it is 1/2 in deep and heat over medium heat. (Oil should be 350-375 degrees. I only heated oil for a little while and let the biscuits cook longer.)
  3. Cut centers out of biscuits and place in hot oil.
  4. Fry until golden brown before brown and then carefully flip over.
  5. When the second side is golden brown, removed from oil and drain on paper towels before moving to a wire rack.
  6. Glaze:
  7. Mix together powdered sugar and cream.
  8. Drizzle glaze over still hot donuts. Spread with a knife to cover completely.
  9. Cream Filling:
  10. Beat butter until light and fluffy.
  11. Add powdered sugar mix until clumps form.
  12. Add vanilla and 2 tablespoons heavy cream. Beat until smooth.
  13. Beat in marshmallow cream.
  14. Add 1-3 tablespoons of heavy cream until filling is the desired consistency.
  15. Chocolate Icing:
  16. Melt chocolate frosting in the microwave.
  17. Assembly:
  18. Cut donuts in half horizontally.
  19. Pipe cream filling onto bottom half.
  20. Add top half of donut.
  21. Drizzle with chocolate icing.
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Comments

  1. yum!! those look truly amazing…. I wish I could find those biscuits here in Hong Kong… certainly makes donut making easier :o)
    Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

  2. These look amazing, Tonia! Plus I think anything with chocolate drizzling down must be amazing. :)

  3. OK….your donuts put my homemade donuts to shame! Those look so good! Your pictures are amazing, too! :)

  4. Tonia – As always, these look amazing. I wish I could reach in and grab one for a snack.

    Would you come over and share these at the Pinworthy Projects Party?

  5. Great photos Tonya; yum! These look amazing!

  6. Oh my word! Where have these been all my life? I’ve made the fried biscuit donuts for years, but this takes it to a whole new level!! I can’t wait to try these! Beautiful photography, girl : )
    xoxo Liz

  7. Seriously Tonia I don’t know what is more amazing; your food or your photography? *wiping drool off keyboard now*

  8. You. Are. Brilliant.

    End of story.
    JK, not the end. Question first: can I move in with you?

  9. why hello, delicious piece of heaven!

  10. Trish Butler says:

    I love this idea. I collect whoopee pie recipes and this is going into that collection. Here’s where you will think me odd. I have never eaten a whoopee pie but I think I will try this one. Thank you for your recipe. Trish Butler

  11. These look so scrumptious! We made homemade doughnuts growing up too. (Never store bought…maybe that’s why the one’s in the boxes have a funny taste to me!) Pinning onto my Donut Board!

  12. Oh Tonia. I’m not sure whether I’d prefer you were a rotten cook or a poor photographer! Both are totally gorgeous. Who needs Krispy Kreme when there’s Tonia’s Treats?

    Anne xx

    • Anne, you leave the best comments! I’ve been getting some negative/condescending comments lately so thanks for coming by to cheer me up! :)

  13. I like Zack’s description-Epic dessert! He’s onto something! Donuts are always special in our house, this just makes them extraordinary! Love that these start with biscuits!

  14. I love anything donut-related, so I wanted to come by and check these guys out. They look sooooo yummy!!! =)

  15. You did it again! OMG Tonia! And…I have those biscuits in my fridge…. hmmmmmmm.

  16. I live in NC and don’t eat Krispy Kreme as much as I would like too! I can’t believe how easy these look to make and they are homemade!!

  17. These look incredible, Tonia! And I love that they are mostly homemade….but also very do-able! :)

  18. Yummy! I am so in love with Krispy Kreme donuts. Thankfully we can easily get them here BUT this still looks like something I am going to have to make. Delicious.

  19. These sound great, Tonia. I always end up hungry after reading your posts. ;)

  20. Wow, these look amazing! I make a lot of sweets and baked goods, but have never tried donuts. I definitely want to try out this recipe, though, it looks great. I too love Krispy Kreme. I would love for you to share this on my blog link party, Sweet Tooth Tuesdays! It’s going on for the next couple days.
    http://www.sarahlynnssweets.blogspot.com/2013/05/sweet-tooth-tuesdays-2.html

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