A classic brioche dough yields an excellent batch of donuts. Here, they’re rolled in cinnamon sugar while still warm and filled with a decadent milk-chocolate ganache. Get the recipe for Cinnamon-Sugar Donuts with Chocolate Filling

Jelly-Filled Donuts (Berliners)

If piping the jelly into these donuts proves challenging, use a paring knife to hollow out the side of the donut, making a cavity for the jelly.

Cardamom-Rose Cake Donuts

The flavoring in these donuts is inspired by Persian desserts, which often combine flower waters and herbaceous cardamom. Get the recipe for Cardamom-Rose Cake Donuts »


SpudnutsTo ensure these potato-based donuts turn out pillowy and soft after frying, take care not to overwork the dough. Get the recipe for Spudnuts »
These classic cake doughnuts are fried at a lower temperature to produce their characteristic cracks and ridges. Get the recipe for Old-Fashioned Spiced Sour Cream Donuts »

Powdered Sugar Donut Holes

The secret to the snowy dusting on these donut holes is to toss them with far more confectioners’ sugar than you would think necessary. Get the recipe for Powdered Sugar Donut Holes »

French Crullers

Named for their twisted shape, these donuts get their airy texture from choux pastry. Get the recipe for French Crullers »
The trick to piping custard into these bar-shaped confections is to use a wooden skewer to carve out a channel in the donut before filling it.

Strawberry-Buttermilk Fōnuts

This recipe is from Waylynn Lucas’ Los Angeles-based baked donut shop called Fōnuts. Get the recipe for Strawberry-Buttermilk Fōnuts »

Top Pot Triple Coconut Donuts

Coconut milk gives these donuts from Seattle’s Top Pot donut shop a super-moist interior and a gratifying crust. Get the recipe for Top Pot Triple Coconut Donuts »
Butter, milk, and half & half give these Portuguese-style donuts their distinctive richness and luscious texture. Get the recipe for Leonard’s Bakery Hawaii Malasadas »

Devil’s Food Donuts

These donuts puff up visibly when they are ready to be removed from the frying oil. Get the recipe for Devil’s Food Donuts

Gluten-Free Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Creamy with a yellow hue, millet flour is the basis for this decadent, gluten-free version of a classic chocolate-glazed cake donut. Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze »