Boston Cream Donuts
Easy Boston Cream Donuts ready in less than 30 minutes! A buttery fried donut filled with a thick vanilla pastry filling and topped with a rich chocolate ganache!
Servings: 16 donuts
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add chocolate chips to a small glass bowl and set aside.
Add the heavy cream to a saucepan and bring to a light simmer, immediately remove from heat and pour over the chocolate chips.
Add in the vanilla extract and allow the mixture to sit for 3 to 4 minutes before whisking into a rich chocolate ganache. Allow the ganache to cool while you prep the donuts.
Whisk together the pudding mix, heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla bean paste if using for 2 minutes, then set aside to set up.
Remove the biscuits from the cans and separate them.
In a deep heavy-bottomed skillet or dutch oven (preferably cast iron), heat at least 2 inches of vegetable oil until it reaches 350 degrees F, the oil will sizzle when you drop a few drops of water in it.
Line a baking sheet with paper towels and set aside.
Fry the doughnuts in batches until golden brown all over, about 1 to 2 minutes per side, use tongs to flip. Drain and cool on the paper towel-lined baking sheet.
Transfer the pastry cream to a piping bag fitted with a #2A round tip.
Use a paring knife to slit a hole in each of the donuts and insert the piping tip into the donut to fill it with cream, the donuts should puff slightly as you fill them with cream.
Gently dip the top half of the donuts into the ganache and place on parchment paper to let the ganache set.
Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container until ready to consume.
- Consume within 24 hours when kept at room temperature or up to 2 days when stored in the refrigerator.
- The donuts themselves can be made up to 2 days in advance before filling and topping.
Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 159mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg