Whiskey Caramel Donuts Recipe

whiskeyandwings May 5, 2017 0
Whiskey Caramel Donuts Recipe


Vanilla Sour Cream Donuts

  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp warm water
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream, full fat
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste (or pure vanilla extract)

Whiskey Caramel Sauce

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tsp whiskey

Whiskey Vanilla Glaze

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 6 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp whole milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 3 tsp whiskey

Whiskey Caramel Glaze

  • 1/2 vanilla glaze
  • 1/3 cup whisky caramel sauce


For the donuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, sour cream, melted butter, vanilla paste, and yeast mixture until well combined.
  5. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until completely incorporated.
  6. Transfer the batter to a disposable piping bag and pipe into donut pan.
  7. Bake the doughnuts until puffed and golden, about 12 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool the doughnuts completely.
Whiskey Caramel Sauce
  1. Over medium heat, slowly add sugar to a pot and melt it little by little until you reach an amber colour.
  2. Throw in the butter and heat until all butter is melted. Stir to combine.
  3. Add salt and stir
  4. Slowly drizzle in heavy cream. The mixture will splatter and rise in volume, a little frightening at first but you’ll be ok!
  5. When caramel has cooled down, add in whiskey
Whiskey Vanilla Glaze
  1. Melt butter in a large bowl in the microwave
  2. Stir in SIFTED powdered sugar until you reach a smooth paste consistency
  3. Mix in heavy cream and milk until you get a smooth liquid
  4. Add vanilla bean paste and whisky to taste
Whiskey Caramel Glaze
  1. Divide vanilla glaze in half and pour in about 1/3 cup of the caramel SAUCE, stir until combined
  1. Dip one side of the donut into the whisky vanilla glaze
  2. Flip over and dip other side of donut into whisky caramel glaze
  3. Place, vanilla side down, on a baking sheet
  4. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts
  5. Drizzle with whisky caramel sauce

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