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Small Batch Samoa Doughnuts

A soft and fluffy baked doughnut topped with toasted coconut caramel sauce and drizzled with chocolate. These small batch Samoa doughnuts will remind you of the Girl Scout Cookies!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Servings 6 Doughnuts


Doughnut Recipe

  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbl unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp LorAnn Princess Cake and Cookie Bakery Emulsion or sub for 2 tsp vanilla extract (3 tsp TOTAL)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes toasted
  • 1 cup Salted Caramel Sauce *Recipe linked in Notes
  • dark chocolate chips melted



  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Spray a doughnut pan with neutral oil. Set aside
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt. Whisk to combine
  • Combine buttermilk, egg, extracts, and melted butter in a large measuring cup. Gently whisk egg.
  • Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and gently fold with a spatula until combined or until a few streaks of flour still appear. Careful to not over mix batter.
  • Using a piping bag, snip off the end and fill the doughnut pan. Or a spoon works as well, piping bag not required but it is easier.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges are starting to turn golden brown and fragrant.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before taking out of the pan to continue to cool on a cooling rack.
  • Turn the oven on broil. Add coconut flakes to a baking sheet pan and toast until golden brown. This will happen quickly so keep a close watch! May only take 3-5 minutes. Check frequently.
  • While the doughnuts cool, make the caramel and allow to cool for 30 minutes. Caramel can also be made weeks in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Warm in the microwave for 30 seconds until runny.
  • Add toasted coconut into the slightly warmed caramel sauce. Add as little or as much coconut as you prefer. Carefully dip the top of the cooled doughnut into the coconut caramel mixture.
  • Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl on 30 second increments. Using a spoon or piping bag with tip cut off, sprinkle chocolate over the caramel coconut glaze.


Salted Caramel Sauce
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Doughnuts are best served and enjoyed the day of. 
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