Recipe courtesy of Rocky Culver

Magical Tiger Doughnuts (Chocolate Cake Doughnuts with Passion Fruit Glaze)

Getting reviews...
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 24 doughnuts
Share This Recipe



Special equipment:
a frying thermometer; a doughnut dropper
  1. For the chocolate cake doughnuts: Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low until well-combined, 2 minutes. 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together molasses, vanilla and eggs with the 1/4 cup oil and 2 cups water. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined and smooth, about 1 minute. 
  3. In a large Dutch oven, bring 5 to 6 inches of the oil to 360 degrees F. Transfer the dough to a doughnut dropper and drop several doughnuts into the oil; cook 1 minute, then flip and cook the other side 1 minute more and transfer to a rack to cool. Repeat with the remaining dough, bringing the oil back to 360 degrees F before continuing to fry. 
  4. For the passion fruit glaze: Combine the confectioners' sugar, passion fruit pulp, agave nectar, palm oil, lemon juice and turmeric in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Blend on low until any lumps are dissolved. If the glaze is too runny, add more confectioners' sugar. If it's too thick, add more passion fruit pulp. 
  5. Dip the tops of the cooled doughnuts into the glaze, then transfer to a rack to set. When the glaze is set, drizzle the tops of the doughnuts with melted chocolate and dust with the sprinkles.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

Nostalgic, Old-Fashioned and Retro Candy and Candy Bars

Take a sweet trip down memory lane by ogling these old-school candy bars and confections.

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Valentine's Day Cake Recipes

Want to bake something sweet for your loved one on Valentine's Day? These recipes – from chocolate to berry-filled and covered in …

How to Make Truffles

Learn how to make a chocolate lover's favorite treat: the classic truffle made from smooth chocolate ganache.

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Raspberry Cakes

Celebrate Valentine's Day by prepping these sweet, romantic heart-shaped chocolate cakes.