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Custard Cream Donuts

Custard cream fried donuts is donuts made with all purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, powdered milk, salt, egg and oil and filled with filling made with egg, sugar, heavy cream, milk, corn starch and butter. Follow our Custard cream fried donuts recipe to make this scrumptious dish in your home for your family.


A custard is a sweet sauce made by combining milk and eggyolks. It is a bit similar to the yema in the Philippines, only that a custard has a milder flavor. The custard cream will be featured in this article as a filling for our favorite Pinoy donut. Other ways you can incorporate custard cream into your favorite desserts are through caramel custards flan, creme brulee, custard cake and many more.


A bakery is not a bakery if it does not have custard cream donuts. If you pass by one, look for small bread coated with sugar and some excess filling on the side (usually tells the flavor of the filling). Custard cream donuts is one of my favorite pastries ever since. This is our usual snack after we play patintero and piko at the nearby playground. We have this with some ice cold sago’t gulaman also from the bakery.

As a person who’s mantra is “Save the best for last”, I eat my custard cream donut in a unique way. I first eat edges and eat the center with the most filling for my final bite. I really love the challenge on not letting the filling fall out!

Custard cream donuts has been the crowd’s favorite donuts for decades. Even my nieces and nephews are also in love with them! I actually made a large batch of donuts because they will be coming over for a visit. When I have time, I made a really large batch of donuts and sell them to kids in our area. That’s a good way to have income too!


Making custard cream donuts is very much easier than you think. With its ease of preparation, you can actually make a large batch for your own or sell it for a good price.

Lets start with the custard cream. If you already tasted bavarian donuts, a cream filling similar to those is the one we want to achieve. Simply combine the cream filling ingredients and then heat the mixture until you achieve the right consistency. Do a taste test and adjust the sweetness using sugar or condensed milk.

Now, let’s go to making the bread. The following steps are super easy especially if you have tried any pastry recipes or fried donuts in the past. Combine the wet and dry ingredients until you form a dough. The only unique step in this recipe is adding the oil after the dough is created. Prepare your hands to be greasy.

Fry the donuts until they fully float in the oil. They are done once both sides are brown (be careful not to overcook). Roll the donuts in sugar after removing them from the pan so the sugar will stick to the oil left in the donuts.

The last step would be filling them up with the custard cream. Simply poke the side of the donuts to make a whole in the middle to make a way for the cream. Aside from custard filling, you can also use this recipe to make some strawberry and chocolate filled donuts!

Custard Cream Donuts

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  • For the cream filling:
  • 3 egg yolks

  • ⅓ cup white sugar

  • ⅓ cup heavy cream (or all purpose cream)

  • 1 cup fresh milk (or any liquid milk)

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 3 tablespoons of butter

  • For the bread:
  • 3 cups all purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons baking powder

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup powdered milk

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup of water

  • 3 tablespoons of oil

  • Sugar for coating

  • Cooking oil for deep frying


  • In a pan, add the egg yolks, white sugar, heavy cream (or all purpose cream), fresh milk (or any liquid milk) and cornstarch. Mix well until there are no lumps.
  • Heat the mixture using low heat to prevent the milk from burning. Once the mixture starts to thicken, add the butter (or margarine). Mix well until fully incorporated with the mixture. When you achieve the desired mixture, turn the heat off. Transfer this to a bowl and let it cool completely.
  • For the bread, sift the all purpose flour, baking powder and white sugar into a bowl. Add the powdered milk, salt, egg and water. Mix well until you form a large dough. Add the oil and knead until the oil is well incorporated in the dough.
  • Sprinkle some flour on a clean flat surface and then place the dough. Knead for 10 – 15 minutes until the dough is smooth. Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for 1 hour.
  • Place a large piece of wax paper or baking paper on a clean flat surface. Knead the dough for a bit and then flatten it using a rolling pin. Using a cookie cutter, create some small round dough. Cover the small doughs and let them rest for 30 minutes.
  • Cut the wax paper under the dough to serve as an underliner.
  • Heat a lot of oil in a pan. Add the dough one by one and then fry. Do not overcrowd the pan. Flip to fry the other side. Once golden brown in color, remove them from the pan and transfer to a strainer or paper towel to drain excess oil.
  • Prepare a bowl with white sugar. Coat each donut with the sugar. Create a small hole on the side of the donut using a knife or chopsticks. Fill each donut with the custard cream.
  • Transfer the custard cream donuts to a serving dish. Enjoy this with some pearl coolers or iced tea. Yum!
Custard Cream Donuts

Custard Cream Donuts Recipe (TAGALOG)

Mga Sangkap:

Para sa cream filling:

  • 3 pula ng itlog
  • ⅓ tasa ng asukal na puti
  • ⅓ tasa ng heavy cream (o all purpose cream)
  • 1 tasa ng fresh milk (o kahit anong liquid na gatas)
  • 1 kutsara ng cornstarch
  • 3 kutsara ng butter

Para sa tinapay:

  • 3 tasa ng harina
  • 2 kutsara ng baking powder
  • ¼ tasa ng asukal na puti
  • ¾ tasa ng powdered milk
  • ½ kutsarita ng asin
  • 1 itlog
  • 1 tasa ng tubig
  • 3 kutsara ng mantika
  • Asukal (pang-coating)
  • Mantika (pang-deep fry)

Paano Gawin:

  1. Paghaluin ang pula ng itlog, asukal na puti, heavy cream (o all purpose cream), fresh milk (o kahit anong liquid na gatas) at cornstarch. Haluin nang mabuti hanggang wala nang lumps.
  2. Lutuin ang mixture gamit ang mahinang apoy para hindi masunog ang gatas. Kapag nagsimula na itong lumapot, saka ilagay ang butter (o margarine). Haluin ito nang mabuti. Kapag nakuha mo na ang gusto mong lapot, patayin ang apoy. Ilipat ang mixture sa isang bowl at hayaan itong lumamig.
  3. Para sa tinapay ng donut, padaanin sa strainer ang harina, baking powder at asukal na puti sa isang bowl. Sunod na ilagay ang powdered na gatas, asin, itlog at tubig. Haluin ito ng mabuti hanggang makabuo ng malaking dough. Huling ilagay ang mantika at masahin ang dough hanggang humalo na nang tuluyan ang mantika.
  4. Budburan ng onting harina ang malinis na surface. Masahin ang dough ng 10 – 15 minuto hanggang maging smooth ang dough. Ilagay ito sa bowl, takpan, at hayaan lang ng 1 hour.
  5. Place a large piece of wax paper or baking paper on a clean flat surface. Knead the dough for a bit and then flatten it using a rolling pin. Using a cookie cutter, create some small round dough. Cover the small doughs and let them rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Hiwaiin ang wax paper sa ilalim ng dough nang pabilog para maging hawakan.
  7. Magpainit ng maraming mantika. Ilagay ang donut isa isa at iprito. Wag pupunuin ang kawali. Baliktarin ang mga ito para maluto ang kabilang side. Kapag golden brown na, alisin ang mga ito sa kawali at ilipat sa strainer o paper towel para tumulo ang sobrang mantika.
  8. Maghanda ng bowl na may asukal. Pagulungin ang mga donut sa asukal. Gumawa ng maliit na butas sa gilid ng donut at lagyan ito ng ginawang custard cream.
  9. Ilipat ang mga custard cream donuts sa isang tray. Enjoyin ito kasama ng palamig o iced tea. Yum!
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