Place a kitchen towel on the counter. Open the packages of biscuits and lay the biscuits on the towel in a single layer. Cover with another slightly damp towel. Set aside for 20 to 25 minutes while you prepare the filling.
Fill a heavy, deep saucepan halfway with oil and heat over medium-high heat to 350 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Please don't fry in oil any cooler than 350 degrees F; it will make your doughnuts greasy and yucky.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, add the cream cheese, sugar and orange zest and cream on medium speed, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the pumpkin, molasses, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, salt and nutmeg and continue to mix until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 more minutes. Fill a pastry bag with a large open tip with the pumpkin mixture and set aside.
Prepare the dusting for the doughnuts in a large mixing bowl; add the sugar, cinnamon, allspice and ground cloves, toss to combine and set aside.
Fry the biscuits in batches of 2 or 3 until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Carefully with tongs, lift the biscuits (doughnuts) out of the hot oil allowing them to drain over the oil for a second. Toss the warm doughnuts in the the spiced sugar.
Make a hole large enough along the edge of the doughnut to fit the tip of the pastry bag. Pipe the pumpkin filling into each doughnut and eat these babies right away!
Recipe courtesy of Hedy Goldsmith