Black Forest DoNuts with Chocolate Cherry Frosting

black forest donut

This is a really nice doughnut recipe that has a light non greasy texture to it. The syrup is a berry mix with a swirl of chocolate frosting on top finished with a cherry.

I normally don’t eat doughnuts but finished every morsel of this one. It was downed in record time with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. The treats of baking your very own cafe style goodies within the comfort of your own home.

Not one to keep a good thing to myself, i shared this with my friends and although they were on a diet made an exception with this one.

black forest donut


Here is another shot this time on a white platter just before finishing it off.

Black Forest DoNuts with Chocolate Cherry Frosting

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 21 minutes

Yield: 30


  • 4 teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup of lukewarm water
  • 1 cup oflukewarm milk
  • 3 tablespoons of superfine caster sugar
  • 100 g of melted butter
  • 4¼ cups of plain flour
  • 3 medium eggs
  • vegetable oil for deep-frying


  1. Put the yeast, the water, the milk along with the 1 tablespoon of sugar into a bowl and then set aside for 10 minutes. The mixture should start to foam, indicating that your yeast is active.
  2. Add the flour, the butter, the eggs and the remaining sugar to the yeast mixture and then mix using a butter knife until a sticky dough forms.
  3. Bring the dough together by gently kneading using your hands on a lightly floured surface.
  4. Place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover over with a tea towel and then set aside in a warm place for about 45 minutes or until it is doubled in size.
  5. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 5 minutes or until it feels smooth and elastic when pressed.
  6. Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface until about 1 cm thick. Cut into 8 cm rounds using a cutter. optionally Cut a 3.5 cm hole in the middle of the rounds.*
  7. Place on a tray lined with non-stick baking paper, cover with a tea towel and set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes or until risen.
  8. Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over a medium - low heat. Cook the doughnuts a few at a time for about 1 minute each side or until golden.
  9. Drain briefly onto paper towels.