Sour Cream Donut Holes with Raspberry Sugar & Glaze

For her donut holes recipe, Yossy fries hunks of dough then tosses them, still hot, in either a raspberry sugar or a raspberry glaze. Which will you try?

Sour Cream Donut Holes with Raspberry Sugar and Glaze
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
18 donuts


  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 2 tablespoon softened butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Raspberry Glaze and/or Raspberry Sugar (see recipes)

  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt in a small bowl. Combine sour cream, sugar, egg, egg yolk, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl; whisk until smooth. Add dry ingredients; fold until just combined. (Don't overmix; the mixture will be sticky.) Chill 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, make glaze and/or sugar. Heat 2 inches of oil in a Dutch oven to 365°F. Set a wire rack over a baking sheet.

  3. Generously dust work surface with flour and scrape dough onto the work surface. Sprinkle flour over dough and pat into a disk about 3/4 inch thick. Use a floured 1 1/2-inch round cutter to cut rounds. Reroll scraps. Tap off excess flour and carefully lower rounds into hot oil. Work in batches to avoid crowding pan.

  4. Fry about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side, until golden all over and cooked through. Carefully remove holes from oil with a slotted spoon and place on rack.

  5. Once they are cool enough to touch but still warm, roll donut holes in glaze and/or sugar until coated. (If glaze thickens, add a little water.) Allow glaze to set. Makes 18 donut holes.

Raspberry Glaze

Combine 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries and 1/4 cup lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to boiling over medium-high; reduce heat. Cook until they release their juices and juices thicken, about 3 minutes, using a fork to mash berries. Transfer mixture to a heat-safe bowl; add 4 cups confectioners sugar and whisk until smooth.

Raspberry Sugar

Combine 3/4 cup confectioners sugar and 3 tablespoons freeze-dried raspberries in a food processor; pulse until berries are powdery. Sift mixture to remove seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

217 Calories
6g Fat
40g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 217
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 104mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 3.2mg 16%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Potassium 38mg 1%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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