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Mocha Doughnut Tiramisu


chocolate cake doughnuts

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

tiramisu filling

  • 8 oz block cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp Kahlua
  • 1 cup whipping cream

for assembling the tiramisu

  • 1 cup brewed coffee cooled
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

coffee whipped cream

  • 2 tsp instant espresso powder finely crushed
  • 1 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar


chocolate cake doughnuts

  • Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat eggs on medium speed with an electric mixer until frothy. Add sugar and mix well.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • **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

  • Beat cream cheese on medium speed with an electric mixer. Add powdered sugar and Kahlua; mix well.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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

  • Stir espresso powder into the cream and let it dissolve.
  • 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.
  • Pipe whipped cream over tiramisu and dust with cocoa powder.
  • ENJOY!


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