Crème Brulee Donuts

Crème Brulee Donuts


By Christopher Mello

Impressing Your Guests with Old School Tastes



. Why not prepare a simple and easy dessert that speaks to everyone in one way or another, by incorporating a donut into your dessert, but with a modern twist and appeal. Also adds to the appeal at the fact that donuts are the 2014 replacement of macaroons. Showing off a little to the in-laws that you’re well capable of anything.





  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ? cup low-fat vanilla yogurt (can use full-fat or Greek)
  • ½ cup creme brulee coffee creamer (liquid)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp cold butter, cut into chunks
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ? cup flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Whip cream



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Liberally grease a 6-cavity donut pan with cooking spray; set aside. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until blended. Add in the egg, vanilla, and yogurt to combine.


  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the salt, spices, powder, soda and flour. Alternately add in the flour (about 1 cup) and the creme brulee coffee creamer to the butter mixture until the batter comes together; it will be thick.


  1. Spoon the batter into a gallon-sized Ziploc; seal out the air and snip off a corner of the bag. Pipe the batter about ? full.


  1. In a small bowl, cut together the crumb ingredients until small clumps form. Sprinkle a little of the crumb mixture on top of the batter in each cavity.


  1. Bake for approx. 10-12 minutes or until the donuts are set. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan, about 5 minutes, before turning over to a wire rack. Allow the donuts to continue to cool completely before serving. Makes about 10 donuts.




  1. Grab either a martini or tumbler glass and place a piece of the donut at the bottom, squeeze some caramel sauce on top, then layer a spoon of the vanilla ice cream.
  2. Repeat step one until reached to the rim of glass.
  3. Place another spoon of ice cream, and top with whip cream.
  4. Garnish your dessert off with a few pieces of a donut, sprinkled off with some brown sugar, and caramel sauce.