Chef Chuck's Baked Layered Doughnuts


These unique style doughnuts are baked not fried, filled with a layer of vanilla mascarpone then topped with a chocolate hazelnut icing. A baked doughnut has a different texture then frying but are healthier. The doughnut was moist and light and the filling was sweet and delicious.

Baked Layered Doughnuts
1 1/3 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon yeast
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar plus 1 teaspoon
2 eggs, room temperature
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt

Cream Filling
16 ounces mascarpone
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped fine

1/2 cup chocolate
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 tablespoon butter
hazelnuts, chopped fine

Heat milk to warm about 110 degrees, combine 1/3 cup milk, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 tablespoon yeast, let sit for 5-7 minutes. In a food processor or mixer add butter, sugar, remaining milk (1 cup), and yeast mixture. Then add eggs, flour and salt combine till a ball forms. Place in a large buttered bowl cover with a towel and let rise for 1 hour. Roll out dough to a 1/2 inch thick cut out 2 inch rounds, then cut out a small center hole. Place on a silicone mat or parchment paper and let rise for 45 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes. Remove and place on a rack to cool. Cut in half.

Cream Filling
In a mixer blend together all ingredients. Spread filling with a knife.
In a double boiler on low heat combine chocolate, heavy cream and butter. Stir to obtain a smooth consistency. Dip donuts in chocolate and refrigerate. Makes about 1 1/2 dozen doughnuts.


  1. Hi Joe, The flavors blend well! Thank you

  2. Oh wow these look fantabulous. Can I eat a few since they're not fried?

  3. chuck you rock. i am SO making these!!!!

  4. Hi Ciao Chow Linda, Yes you may, great excuse for us! Thank you :)

  5. Oh Chef, I think you just left me speechless...
    There is no one better than you, my friend. I am now putting in my order for a dozen. ;)

  6. Hi Bridgett! Likewise my friend, you are wonderful! Thank you such much, for your nice comment!
    I will order "you" a bakers dozen. ;)

  7. Gorgeous. I gained a pound looking at it!

  8. Hi Nirmala, Well at least it's not fried, you would have gained two pounds:)
    Thank you for your comment!

  9. Thanks Chuck!
    These donuts look amazing!! How cool is it that you've layered them.. and NOT FRIED!! Double awesome!

  10. Hello, The Food Hunter! Glad you Like!
    Thank You

  11. Hi Ash, So nice to hear from you!
    Tried to be healthier by baking, the taste was there~
    Thank you :)