Mocha Doughnut Tiramisu

Mocha Doughnut Tiramisu /
I don’t know about you, but I keep a running list on my phone of all things I want to bake. Anytime an idea pops into my head, I have to write it down because I WILL forget if I don’t.

I was scrolling through this list the other day, organizing it into a Google spreadsheet (because it had gotten a little unruly and let’s be honest, my first approach to fixing life’s problems is Google spreadsheet), and I came across this mocha doughnut tiramisu. It’s something that’s been on the list for a while, so I knew I *had* to make it for Cate’s surprise baby shower! Cate of Chez Catey Lou is having a baby girl, so some of us bloggers got together to share recipes inspired by Cate! And if you follow her blog at all, you know she’s the queen of doughnuts.

Mocha Doughnut Tiramisu /
Mocha Doughnut Tiramisu /
To make these little chocolate doughnuts, I adapted my recipe for Funfetti Cake Doughnuts. What I like about this recipe is that it’s not just a cake recipe that’s baked in a doughnut pan. It’s a recipe for actual cake doughnuts, which you can then deep fry or bake. For this tiramisu, I decided to bake them because let’s be real, frying is messy and I do not have time to get that greasy stink out of my kitchen.

I am glad, though, that I can now say I’ve tried this recipe both ways, and the baked version is just as good. I actually used a little doughnut maker kind of like this one, but if you have a doughnut pan, I think that’d work too. The baking time will probably just be a little longer. Sadly I think those are pretty much your only options for making cute, little, homemade doughnuts.

Mocha Doughnut Tiramisu /
The rest of the recipes here are adapted from my Icebox Tiramisu. After all the doughnuts are dipped in coffee, and dip em’ real good, they’re layered in a springform pan with a cream cheese + kahlua filling, which I could just eat right out of the bowl. Then of course, there’s the layers of cocoa powder, and I topped the whole thing off with some whipped cream just for fun.

I really love the way this tiramisu turned out, especially with the doughnuts around the outside. It makes my heart so happy! So to Cate, congratulations and best wishes with the rest of your pregnancy! I know your cute little baby girl will make your heart happy, and just think of all the homemade doughnuts you can make together in the future. 🙂

Mocha Doughnut Tiramisu /
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Mocha Doughnut Tiramisu
chocolate cake doughnuts
  • 3½ cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
tiramisu filling
  • 8oz block cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp Kahlua
  • 1 cup whipping cream
for assembling the tiramisu
  • 1 cup brewed coffee, cooled
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
coffee whipped cream
  • 2 tsp instant espresso powder (finely crushed)
  • 1½ cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
chocolate cake doughnuts
  1. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Beat eggs on medium speed with an electric mixer until frothy. Add sugar and mix well.
  3. Whisk together milk, butter, and vanilla. Add half of milk mixture and half of flour mixture to the egg/sugar mixture. Mix until combined. Repeat with remaining milk mixture and flour mixture.
  4. Preheat doughnut maker according to instructions. (If using a doughnut pan, preheat oven to 350*F and spray doughnut pan with nonstick spray. I didn't make mine this way, but I'd start out baking them for around 10 minutes and check.)
  5. Transfer batter to a piping bag (or Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off) and pipe into doughnut maker. Bake until puffed and done. Let doughnuts cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. **The number of doughnuts this recipe makes will depend on the size of your doughnut pan/doughnut maker. I ended up with *way* more doughnuts than I needed.
tiramisu filling
  1. Beat cream cheese on medium speed with an electric mixer. Add powdered sugar and Kahlua; mix well.
  2. In another bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, mix whipping cream on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.
  1. Dip doughnuts in cooled coffee until each side is soaked. Cover the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with coffee-dipped doughnuts, and line the edges of the pan with dry doughnuts.
  2. Spread a layer of cream cheese filling over the doughnuts. Dust generously with cocoa powder. Repeat layers one more time.
for the coffee whipped cream
  1. Stir espresso powder into the cream and let it dissolve.
  2. In a bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, mix whipping cream on medium-high speed until frothy. Slowly add powdered sugar while mixer is running. Whip until stiff peaks form.
  3. Pipe whipped cream over tiramisu and dust with cocoa powder.
  4. ENJOY!
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