How to Make Raspberry Jam Filled Donuts

Updated on February 19, 2019
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I love baking of all types: cakes, biscuits, donuts, cookies, pies, bread, muffins, and much more!

Raspberry jam filled donuts are so delicious with coffee or tea.
Raspberry jam filled donuts are so delicious with coffee or tea.

Popular Sweet Snack

Donuts are a very popular sweet snack all over the world. As someone with a sweet tooth, I must admit that donuts are one of my favorite desserts of all time. Homemade donuts are probably my favorite treat to make because nothing compares to the smell of the freshly fried donuts. They are just divine. The other day, I got a request from my husband to make raspberry jam filled donuts because he loves the sweet and sour flavor of the jam.

Frying vs. Baking

Generally, there are two ways of making donuts. One method involves frying, and the other involves baking. I have used the baking method before, but I'm a little biased here because I love fried donuts more! I prefer the airy texture of fried donuts, whereas baked donuts can be a bit dense. Plus, it is so much fun to fry because I like seeing how they puff up from flat little pieces of dough into a perfectly round little donuts. I always get excited to fry donuts! By the way, I prefer using vegetable oil for frying.

Time-Consuming but Worth It

The dough itself is super simple to make—it is basically no different than making bread dough. I decided to make the dough using my hand from start to finish, but you can use a stand mixer, instead. If you have made a cake donut before, this traditional method is a bit time-consuming because you have to wait for the dough to rise, proof, and rest before frying. But, trust me; it might sound a little bit tedious, but you will be very happy with the result!

Raspberry Jam Filled Donut

Making raspberry jam filled donuts is very similar to making regular donuts. I always start with making the yeast mixture in a pitcher. First, it's important to make sure the yeast is good; if you use old yeast, it might not work for baking. Always use warm water or warm milk and add a tablespoon of sugar into the mixture. Usually, within 5 minutes, the mixture will begin to foam. For the filling, I used raspberry jam that I bought from the store, but if you have time to make your own, that would better.

Raspberry jam filled donuts are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, or as an anytime snack during the day.

Now, let's look at the recipe.

Cook Time

Prep time: 1-2 and 1/2 hours (including resting and proofing time)

Total time: 1-3 hours

Serves: A dozen or more

Ingredients:

For the yeast mixture:

  • 1/2 cup lukewarm whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

For the dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar for coating

For the filling:

  • 1 cup raspberry jam

Directions:

  1. Make the yeast mixture: In a pitcher, combine the warm milk with sugar and active dry yeast. Stir lightly, and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, or until it's foamy. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, butter, egg, salt, and sugar. Whisk the ingredients until they are combined.
  3. Add the yeast mixture into the flour mixture. Then, start combining the mixture using your hands.
  4. Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and continue kneading with your hands for another 10 minutes, or until it smooth. Add a tablespoon of flour if the dough is sticky on your hands.
  5. Transfer the dough into a greased bowl and cover with cling wrap. Let the dough rest for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to your preferred thickness. Shape the donuts using a donut cutter.
  7. Let it rest for 30 minutes before frying. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side or until it puffs and turns golden brown. Take the donuts out and place them on a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
  8. Using a drinking straw, pierce a small hole in the side of each doughnut.
  9. Place confectioners’ sugar and/or some cinnamon sugar, if desired, into a plate. Add donuts, a few at a time, and toss until coated evenly.
  10. Fill a piping bag or resealable plastic bag with the corner snipped off with jam. Squeeze a small bit of jam into each donut. (Go ahead and try one now, we know you can’t resist!)
  11. Enjoy the raspberry jam filled donuts while they are still warm with a cup of coffee or tea.

Photo Tutorial: Kneading, Shaping, Frying, Coating & Filling

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, butter, egg, salt, and sugar.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, butter, egg, salt, and sugar.
Add the yeast mixture into the flour mixture.
Add the yeast mixture into the flour mixture.
Transfer the dough onto a floured surface.
Transfer the dough onto a floured surface.
Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and continue kneading with your hands for another 10 minutes, or until it is smooth.
Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and continue kneading with your hands for another 10 minutes, or until it is smooth.
Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to your preferred thickness.
Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to your preferred thickness.
Shape the donuts using a donut cutter.
Shape the donuts using a donut cutter.
Let it rest for 30 minutes before frying.
Let it rest for 30 minutes before frying.
Fry for about 3 minutes on each side or until it puffs and turns golden brown.
Fry for about 3 minutes on each side or until it puffs and turns golden brown.
Take the donuts out and place them on a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
Take the donuts out and place them on a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
Using a drinking straw, pierce a small hole in the side of each doughnut.
Using a drinking straw, pierce a small hole in the side of each doughnut.
Place confectioners’ sugar and/or some cinnamon sugar, if desired, into a medium bowl. Add donuts a few at a time and toss until coated evenly.
Place confectioners’ sugar and/or some cinnamon sugar, if desired, into a medium bowl. Add donuts a few at a time and toss until coated evenly.
Fill a piping bag or resealable plastic bag with the corner snipped off with jam. Squeeze a small bit of jam into each donut.
Fill a piping bag or resealable plastic bag with the corner snipped off with jam. Squeeze a small bit of jam into each donut.
Go ahead and try one now. We know you can’t resist!
Go ahead and try one now. We know you can’t resist!
Voila! Delicious raspberry donuts.
Voila! Delicious raspberry donuts.

Questions & Answers

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      • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

        Liza 

        4 weeks ago from Herriman,UT

        Hi Ramona, that's right. The jam is filled after the donuts fried. I didn't know they are similar to 'krapfen' in Germany. Thanks for letting me know! I'm sure it is delicious too. Thank you for dropping by at my hub. I appreciate it.

      • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

        Liza 

        4 weeks ago from Herriman,UT

        Hi Ziyena, thank you for dropping by. I'm sure you going to like these delicious raspberry jam-filled donuts!

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        Ramona 

        4 weeks ago from Arkansas

        So the filling goes in after the donuts are fried? I'm not a baker as you can tell. These type of donuts are popular in Germany we call them "Krapfen" where I am from. I used to get them fresh from the corner bakery every morning. To bad I can't bake. Your Hub is very nice.

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        Ziyena Brazos 

        4 weeks ago from Somewhere in Time ...

        This looks to good to pass up … Thanks for sharing

      • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

        Liza 

        4 weeks ago from Herriman,UT

        Thank you, Liz. I used the same recipe when I made Italian bombolini but, I reduce the flour used and added some baking powder in it. The result was amazing. They were fluffy, airy, and delicious.

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        Liz Westwood 

        4 weeks ago from UK

        These look really professional. I didn't realise that you could bake doughnuts.

      • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

        Liza 

        4 weeks ago from Herriman,UT

        Hi Poppy,

        Thank you for stopping by. The raspberry donuts turned out so good! I was so happy with the result, my husband ate it all :)

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        Poppy 

        4 weeks ago from Tokyo, Japan

        These look absolutely heavenly!

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