Brioche Doughnuts With Chocolate Filling Dinner Party

Treat your taste buds to a heavenly combination of fluffy donuts and luscious chocolate pastry cream. These decadent treats feature a golden exterior, generously filled with a creamy chocolate delight. Perfect for indulgent breakfasts or delightful desserts, these homemade donuts are guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.


  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Vegetable oil, for frying the Chocolate Pastry Cream:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • Whipped cream and chocolate shavings, for garnish


1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.

2. Gradually pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring until a shaggy dough forms. Transfer to a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes until smooth.

3. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

4. For the chocolate pastry cream, combine milk, sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and egg yolks in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk constantly until thickened, then remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract and chopped dark chocolate until smooth. Allow it to cool completely.

5. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut into circles. Place a spoonful of the chocolate pastry cream in the center of each dough circle. Fold them in half, sealing the edges. Repeat with the remaining dough and pastry cream.

6. Heat vegetable oil in a deep pot to about 350°F (175°C). Fry the filled dough for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

7. Once cooled, garnish the donuts with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings