Food of the Philippines: Cappuccino doughnut with cream cheese frosting

Yummy Cappuccino Donut Recipe – A Unique Twist on the Norm

I saw this recipe and had to share – it’s great as you live with a basic kitchen as you only need one pan. 


  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon  powdered buttermilk
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup instant espresso powder
  • 2 large eggs – beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups vegetable for frying

Ingredients for frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions for frosting:

Combine cream cheese – butter and vanilla in a large bowl with mixer on medium speed. Add sugar and beat until mixture is light
Add heavy cream – beat mixture until fluffy (Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 12 hours)

Directions for making the donuts:

Make the batter: Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, powdered buttermilk, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and set aside. Combine milk and butter in a small bowl – add espresso powder and stir until dissolved – set aside. Whisk together eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl until thick  (approximately 2 minutes). Using a wooden spoon, alternately incorporate the flour and milk mixtures into the egg mixture until well combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour

Making the doughnuts: Turn the dough out onto a generously floured surface. Flour the dough and roll it out to about 3/4 inch thick. Cut doughnuts out of dough using a 3-inch doughnut cutter and transfer them to a baking sheet. Gather dough scraps, reroll, and repeat cutting doughnuts until all dough is used. Chill doughnuts for 30 minutes.

Fry the doughnuts: Heat about 4 inches of vegetable in a large deep skillet fitted with a thermometer over medium-high heat until oil reaches 350 degrees F. – Fry doughnuts three at a time for about 2 minutes per side or until golden. Remove doughnuts with a slotted spoon and drain on a wire rack. Repeat with remaining doughnuts. Once cooled, top doughnuts with Creamy Frosting, sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve.