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Thermomix jam donuts

5 from 3 votes
Make these delicious Thermomix jam donuts at home and surprise your crowd with something special. So simple to make and absolutely irresistible. During carnival season in Germany, jam donuts are very popular and made in many houses over the festive days. We have a very strange tradition of celebrating carnival, which starts in November and finishes on Ash Wednesday in February with the beginning of lent. So obviously before that time we are scoffing our faces to have a reason to fast. Carnival basically means dressing up in all sorts of fancy dresses and screaming 'Helau' to everyone. There are some strange comedy shows, which we call carnival meetings, in which comedians who are also dressed up, perform their little act on stage and everyone laughs. I am not the biggest fan but I adore the food traditions in that time. Have you ever heard of carnival? Or do you have some funny traditions that are connected with amazing food? Leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you. These Thermomix jam donuts are very simple and a perfect crowd pleaser. You can be adventurous with the filling. Raspberry jam is my personal favourite but I also adore custard, Nutella or even just a plain donut. The dough is a simple sweet yeast dough. The trick to evenly shaped donuts is patience. Once the dough has risen, you need to shape each donut into balls of equal weight. For that, simply put the lid on the Thermomix, place a bowl on top and use the scale function. They should all weigh 40g. I don't like them when they are too big and find that this is the perfect mouth-size. After shaping, the donuts have to rest for another hour to double in size, relax and be ready for their baking. They key to getting the even colour is to make sure you have a thermometer in the hot oil and always keep it at 175-180°C. If you don't have a deep fat fryer, just place the oil in a large saucepan. You will get similar results but just need to be careful to watch the temperature closely.


Jam donuts:

  • 220 ml whole milk
  • 80 g caster sugar
  • 1 sachet dry active yeast 1 Tbsp
  • 80 g butter
  • 500 g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg

Decoration and filling:

  • 150 g raspberry jam or any other jam you like
  • 100 g caster sugar


  • 1 Kg vegetable oil for frying


  1. Add milk, sugar and yeast to the mixing bowl and warm up 2 Min. / 37°C / Speed 2.
  2. If you don’t have a Thermomix, place ingredients into a saucepan and warm up until it is lukewarm.
  3. Add butter in small chunks, flour, egg and salt (in this order!) and knead until smooth on setting 2 Min. / .
  4. If you don’t have a Thermomix, place the milk-yeast mixture in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter in small chunks, add flour, egg and salt (in this order!) and knead until smooth. This process might take up to 10 minutes depending on your flour consistency and butter temperature.
  5. Cover the dough and leave to rise for 1-2 hours until doubled in size. Once risen, take the dough out of the bowl and place it onto a floured surface.
  6. Divide the dough into equal pieces, weighing 40g. Form balls and place them on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and dusted with flour. Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise of another hour.
  7. Place the caster sugar on a large plate.
  8. Fill the raspberry jam in a piping bag fitted with a long nozzle or a syringe.
  9. Meanwhile, heat a deep fat fryer, filled with sunflower oil, or a large saucepan to 175-180°C.
  10. Take 2 doughnuts at the same time and place them with the top side down in the fryer. Cook for 2 minutes on each side, then remove with a slotted spoon and immediately coat in the sugar. Fill them with jam as desired.
  11. Repeat with the rest until you are done. Enjoy your Thermomix jam donuts warm!

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  1. Sarah on February 25, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Hi, I’m after some things to make in advance for a party, freeze, then re-heat in the oven on the night. Do you reckon you could do this with these?

    • Weehooey A Weehooey A on February 26, 2016 at 6:59 am

      Hi Sarah, you can definitely freeze them but I would freeze them before frying them and then once thawed I would make sure they are very dry and fry them. Alternatively you can place them in the oven and they will almost be like a bun. Tastes really nice as well and it’s a healthier option. I’ll actually be posting a party snack recipe today so have a look later on 🙂

    • Anna Garner on February 9, 2019 at 8:57 am

      Try the quiche, but go mini with a muffin tin! It works every time and i use cream cheese its yummy!

  2. Zsanett kovacs on July 2, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Absolutely delicious! ! Could this recipe be doubled without changing the recipe ?

    • Weehooey A Weehooey A on July 2, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Hi zsannett, you can do that however I would recommend making one batch of the dough at a time. Otherwise the kneading result will not be so great. I hope that helps.

  3. Kim on October 17, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Could you tell me what temperature and how long to bake these in the oven please

    • Weehooey A Weehooey A on October 17, 2016 at 7:29 am

      Hi Kim, you can bake them
      In the oven at 200c / 180c fan for 20 minutes. 🙂

  4. Wendy on October 18, 2016 at 6:31 am

    How nice of you to go to the trouble to put the directions in for people who don’t have a thermomix

  5. Wendy on October 18, 2016 at 7:23 am

    I do have a thermomix, but I know a lot of people who don’t and they would would love the fact that you take the trouble 🙂

  6. Aimee on October 20, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Do I make a holes in the uncooked doughnuts or do I pipe straight into the cooked dough without a hole for the jam?

    • Weehooey A Weehooey A on October 20, 2016 at 7:10 am

      Hi Aimee you need to pipe into the cooked donut 🙂 x

  7. Courtney on October 29, 2016 at 2:52 am

    Can these be cooked in an air fryer??

    • Weehooey A Weehooey A on October 29, 2016 at 5:39 am

      Hi Courtney I haven’t tried it myself but can imagine it may work 🙂 definitely let me know how you get on xx

  8. Stacey on November 4, 2016 at 2:41 am


    I found this recipe extremely wet – I added another 1/2 cup of flour and was still struggling… can you confirm the 220mls of milk in either cup or grams as the thermomix only measures in grams – so i had to look up what 220ml in cups were because i don’t have a mL measuring cup and have never used a recipe with mls randomly and it said it was US standard 1 cup…i’m guessing Australia have bigger cup sizes so the mixture turns out very wet.

    • Weehooey A Weehooey A on November 4, 2016 at 4:54 am

      Hi Stacey. 220ml milk = 220g. I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve had some problems. I am guessing that the cups were converted slightly odd as everyone uses a different formula. This is actually one of my most standard recipes and you will see it in many many other recipes as well. I have never had any problems with it being too wet but I am thinking it’s due to the conversion that it turned out wet. I will change the ml to grams and hope that in future recipes you will be more successful and happy 🙂 xx

  9. Graziela on January 3, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    To freeze them, do i freeze after the second rising?

    • Weehooey A Weehooey A on January 3, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      I would freeze them once formed into balls after they have risen and just before you would have dropped them into the hot frying oil. Hope that helps. x

  10. Eram on January 5, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    This recipe is one of the best donuts recipe I tried and I had a perfect dough. I filled it with plums jam
    I’m going to try it with Nutella

  11. Chelsea on August 6, 2017 at 3:09 am

    My donutd split in tbe oil just under 180°c 2mins each side what have i done wrong or is it normal?

    • Weehooey A Weehooey A on January 11, 2018 at 10:54 am

      Hi Chelsea this sounds very strange. That never happened to me before but I suspect that the donuts were not shaped properly. Splitting either occurs because of the balls not being closed properly which will make them split or because the oil was too hot. I will be doing something on my facebook in Feb about making donuts which might help. x

  12. Lee on August 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

    I am tried making these donuts 3 times today
    This is all I have done
    Only to find after frying donut the dough is still raw in the middle
    Any suggestions
    Many thank

    • Weehooey A Weehooey A on January 11, 2018 at 10:54 am

      HI Lee, they were definitely not cooked enough. You need to make sure you control the temperature and really stick to the cooking times. x

  13. Nikki on August 12, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Is it sunflower or vegetable oil for frying, ingredients list veg, but instructions say sunflower??

    • Weehooey A Weehooey A on August 22, 2017 at 5:55 am

      Sorry, it doesn’t actually matter which one as long as it is not olive oil x

    • Agatha on March 31, 2020 at 7:45 am

      Hello! I have been obsessed with your recipes! Than you! 😊 my husband has been dying for donuts and saw this and def going to try them today! Question: is it ok to use almond milk instead of whole? We are allergic to cows milk 😟

  14. Bromwyn Dalton on June 14, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Hi Sophia, thank you for the great donut recipe, worked out perfectly

  15. Miep on January 8, 2019 at 6:21 am

    I have an Italian friend that makes amazing thermomix donuts. She always freezes hers cooked and then just defrosts slowly when ready to use. They are always delicious, so I would say you can definitely freeze cooked and filled donuts.

    • Elaine Williamson on May 5, 2019 at 5:42 am

      Two questions pls. Can I just make these without jam?

      Can I leave them sit for a few hours to cook them hot when my guests arrive.

      • Sophia H Sophia H on May 13, 2019 at 7:52 am

        Yes you can leave them plain. With yeasted doughs you need to react to the dough basically. A yeasted dough can be tricky to manage when leaving too long. You can use a little less yeast so that the doughnuts will take a while longer to rise but once they have doubled in size and are ready to be fried, ideally you want to fry them straight away because otherwise the dough will start deflating.

  16. Anna Zofia Wood on May 5, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Love this recipe.. halved it still perfect.. used one egg

    • Joanne on June 1, 2019 at 6:36 am

      Oh my goodness!!!!

      These donuts were amazing! They turned out perfectly and watching the video clip was so helpful.

      Thank you so much for sharing you recipes.

  17. Lee-Anne on June 9, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    The second recipe I have tried today (also made the Apple Crumble Pie) and they were amazing. My very fussy son gave the tick of approval. I think I will go out and buy a thermometer though so I know my oil temperature, it was a bit hard to guess. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe. You are making me love my Thermomix again.

  18. Vi on July 25, 2019 at 4:03 am

    These look great, have you ever tried making them into ring doughnuts? Any idea how I would do that please?

    • Sophia H Sophia H on August 5, 2019 at 9:36 am

      You can definitely do that. Simply cut out rings instead of shaping balls and follow the rest of the recipe 🙂

  19. Emma Bracchi on September 1, 2019 at 5:32 am

    These are absolutely delicious!! Thanks for a great recipe

  20. Hayley Taylor on September 9, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Can you make these dairy free by using nut/coconut milk and nuttelex instead of butter?

    • Sophia H Sophia H on February 11, 2020 at 11:13 am

      Sure. Make sure it is dairy free spread suitable for baking though.

  21. Tricia on September 2, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Hi! Is there a way I could bake these instead of using oil and deep frying?
    Trying to keep away from so much fat but need to make rhese!

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