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Delectable Bavarian Cream Donut


This German-inspired homemade delectable Bavarian cream donut is soooo creamy and mouthwatering with vanilla pastry cream. They’re dusted with flour and rolled in sugar, made with a handful of ingredients, and are better than store-bought donuts. This Bavarian cream donut will satisfy your taste buds! 


Bavarian Cream Donut

Mouthwatering Bavarian Cream Donut


Do you want to treat your family and friends to a delicious, creamy, and fluffy donut? Or are you bored and thinking of a homemade donut? Well, the Bavarian Cream Donut is the key! They are, in fact, the solution to far more than one could imagine.


So, while your family reassembles on the sectional sofa to watch their favorite Netflix series or movies, or just have fun. It’s time to make this delectable Bavarian Cream Donut! It is filled with vanilla pastry cream that tastes like the store-bought one!


In this recipe, you will use easy vanilla pastry cream filling as listed in the recipe card below. You don’t have to worry about the filling ingredients. That is because they are a handful of ingredients, which means they are already in your pantry or kitchen.


Sounds easy right? –Yes indeed!


Wanna know why Bavarian Cream is the best?


“Bavarian” The Best Donut:

  • Made with a handful of ingredients.
  • It tastes a thousand times better than a donut in a supermarket.
  • They are easy to make. –Just a clean table.
  • Low-budget donut.
  • It’s fluffy, tasty, and melts in your mouth.



Bavarian Ohhh Soo Creeaamy!


Handful Ingredients

Of course, we’ll need ingredients before we can taste and try this Bavarian Cream Donut. Once again, they are basic ingredients that are available in your kitchen.


Making a Fluffy Dough

Fluffy Donut Dough:

  1. Flour: any flour will work in this recipe.
  2. Dry Yeast: active dry yeast will work best.
  3. Granulated sugar: this sugar will work best but caster sugar will work too.
  4. Vegetable oil: you can use canola oil.
  5. Kosher salt-: any salt will work.
  6. Milk: whole milk at room temp.
  7. Eggs: three large eggs are required; make sure they are at room temperature.
  8. Vanilla extract: for more extra flavor.
  9. Brandy or vodka: sufganiyot are traditionally made with 2 tablespoons of vodka or brandy. This step is optional; if you don’t have any of these two, you can omit it.


Ingredients Making Vanilla Cream

Tasty Vanilla Cream Pastry

Bavarian Cream Filling:

  1. Milk: use room temperature whole milk.
  2. Egg yolks: 4 large eggs are required in this recipe.
  3. Vanilla extract: for additional flavor.
  4. Granulated sugar: this sugar will work best but caster sugar will work too.
  5. Cornstarch: this is for Bavarian cream.



Delectable Bavarian Cream Donut:

To make this delectable Bavarian Cream Donut you will need granulated sugar and powder sugar.

Bavarian cream Donut

Your comfort dessert –Bavarian!


Best Baking Tips

These tips will help you to make a delectable that looks like an expensive Bavarian cream donut. Best baking tips are always here for you! 😉

  • Measure the flour right: When measuring your flour, avoid scooping it with a measuring cup. Instead, stir the flour with a spoon to create as many air pockets as possible, and spoon it into your measuring cup. Finally, level it with a back of a knife.
  • Check if your yeast isn’t expired: Mix 1 teaspoon dry yeast in 8 ounces room temperature water to see if it’s expired. If your yeast has bubbles, it’s good; if it doesn’t, it’s expired. For more information about yeast read this: Types of Yeast for Baking, Which is Best?
  • Wait Patiently: Allow the dough to rise until it has doubled in size. The fluffier the sufganiyot are, the more the dough rises.
  • Bread flour works best: In this recipe, we used all-purpose flour. However, bread flour contains gluten, which makes it easier to bake the dough. If you want to substitute flour this will help: How to Substitute Flours: Use This…
  • Use fresh ingredients: To prepare a perfect dough, ensure sure the yeast and flour are both fresh and not outdated.
  • Avoid overcrowding the pan: To ensure that your sufganiyot are well-cooked while frying.
  • Remove any excess oil from the fried donuts: To avoid eating too much oil.
  • Ingredients used should be at room temperature.
  • Make your own version: As to your liking, you can use donut fillings such as Nutella, jelly, etc.


Commonly Asked Questions

If you still have questions, comment below. If you have any questions about this recipe —just comment and we will help you at all costs. 😉

How long do the donuts last?

  • These donuts will longer for about 2-3 days at room temperature, in a sealed container. You can freeze them also for up to 2-3 months.

Is it possible to bake these in the oven?

  • Yes, simply preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and bake the doughnuts for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown.

How many Bavarian cream donuts will make with this recipe?

  • Depending on the size, this recipe creates roughly 12 donuts. You have the option of making them bigger or smaller.

Can I cook these donuts in an air fryer?

  • Yes, these donuts can be cooked in an air-fryer. Simply add canola oil or vegetable oil to the fryer basket. Or brush the dough with oil or butter. Preheat your air-fryer to 350°F or 180°C. Cook each side of the dough for 4-5 minutes or till golden brown.


Storing Tips

After baking or frying them, let them cool completely and freeze them in an airtight container for up to 3 months. When ready to use, defrost at room temperature for 30 minutes and reheat in a toaster oven for 2-3 minutes.


It Will Works To…

These Bavarian cream doughnuts are coated with powder sugar or sugar and stuffed with pastry cream. There are a few filling options for those who may not like pastry cream:

Stuff the doughnuts with:

  • Nutella
  • Jelly
  • Chocolate pudding or vanilla
  • Chocolate spread
  • Dulce de leche

Coat the doughnuts with:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Leave plain
  • Powder sugar


Alternatively, if you are using jelly, experiment with different flavors such as strawberry jelly, peach jelly, blueberry jelly, raspberry jelly, or any other homemade jelly that can be used to stuff these doughnuts.


Bavarian Cream Donut

Different Flavors of Bavarian Cream Donut


Give me a donut, na-na-na-na-na-na-na….?

I want a donut, na-na-na-na-na-na-na…..?

Let me stuff my face, sprinkles all the way…?

Ohh.. donuts, I love donuts…?


I swear you’ll be able to sing. When you are doing them, just like me! LMAO! So, let’s try this Bavarian cream donut!


You Will Be Addicted To This Bavarian Cream Donut!


Bavarian Cream Donut

This German-inspired homemade delectable Bavarian cream donut is soooo creamy and mouthwatering with vanilla pastry cream. They're dusted with flour and rolled in sugar, made with a handful of ingredients, and are better than store-bought donuts. This Bavarian cream donut will satisfy your taste buds! 
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Calories 8837 kcal



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • 1 1/3 tbsp yeast dry
  • ¼ cup sugar granulated
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz vegetable oil
  • 8 oz milk
  • 2 tsp vodka or whisky will do

Vanilla Filling:

  • 12 oz milk whole milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg yolk
  • 8 tbsp sugar granulated
  • 2 tbsp corn-starch


  • 8 tbsp sugar powder
  • 8 cup sugar granulated


Fluffy Donut Dough:

  • In a mixer bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, yeast, kosher salt, and granulated sugar. Mix well till combined, using a spoon.
  • Gently the milk, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, vodka or whiskey, and eggs. Mix well till the dough forms then cover the bowl with food wrap. Let the dough forms into a double size.
  • Transfer the dough to a clean floured parchment paper. Drizzle the dough with flour and roll it.
  • Using a cookie cutter, cut a circle as many as you can. Reuse the excess dough and make more.
  • Place the dough rounds on parchment paper, cover with a clean towel, and let rise for at least 29 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat the frying fan or oven with vegetable oil. Using a spatula, gently cook each side of the dough till golden brown.
  • Allow for a few minutes of cooling time or until the donuts are cold enough to handle.

Bavarian Cream Filling:

  • In a saucepan, boil the milk and vanilla extract, then remove from the heat. Scraped 2 ounces of milk and set them aside.
  • Using a hand mixer, mix the sugar and corn flour till combined. Gradually add the eggs and 2 ounces of milk.
  • Over low heat, mix the egg yolk mixture into the boiled milk. Whisk constantly.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl and cover it with food wrap. Allow cooling in the refrigerator.

Delectable Bavarian Cream Donut:

  • Coat the donuts in a combination of sugar and powder sugar all over.
  • Using a knife, make a hole in each of the donuts and filled with vanilla pastry cream.


Calories: 8837kcalCarbohydrates: 2074gProtein: 69gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1130mgSodium: 2728mgPotassium: 1428mgFiber: 8gSugar: 1869gVitamin A: 2374IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 896mgIron: 16mg
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