Chocolate Butternut ala Dunkin' Donuts

Chocolate Butternut or Choco Butternut is my most favourite donut in the whole wide world. Yes, it is!!! Sadly, I haven’t tasted this for so long until last year, when Dunkin’ Donut had launched Choco Butternut here in New Zealand. I was so thrilled and got a dozen. Unfortunately, for us New Zealanders, it was available for just a limited time.

So in order to satisfy my cravings for this yummy donut, I’ve come up with a recipe that I can do at home, now you can too! I’ve hacked into my childhood! Oh my Gosh! Try this recipe, and let me know what you think.



1  cup all purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
¼ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp instant coffee powder
1 whole egg
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 cup water
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla essence

1/3 cup butter
2-3 tsp orange food colour
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ cup white sugar
½ tsp nutmeg powder


¾ cup icing sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 ½ tbsp. evaporated milk
½ tsp vanilla essence



1. Preheat oven to 175C/350F.

2. Lightly grease an 8-inch round baking pain with cooking oil spray or smother with butter. Dust with a little bit of flour and line with parchment paper (baking paper) set aside.

3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the dry ingredients; flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, instant coffee powder, cocoa powder and powdered milk.

4. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients; eggs, vegetable oil, water white vinegar and vanilla essence.

5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix them together until well combined.

6. Bake for 25 minutes in a preheated oven.

7. After 5 minutes, take it off the pan and cool the cake completely.


1. In a non-stick pan, melt the butter.

2. Add the orange food colouring. If you don’t have one, mix 1 tsp. of red food colour and 1 tsp of yellow food colour.

3. Pour in the flour, sugar and nutmeg.

4. Mix them all together until well incorporated. Turn off the heat and set aside. Once the mixture has cooled off, use your hands to combine the mixture and the colour together until the desired colour is achieved. (Add more food colour if you want it darker.)


1. In a bowl, combine icing sugar, cocoa powder, milk and vanilla essence.

2. Mix well; set aside.


1. Crumb the cake with your hands and then roll a ball.

2. Dip the cake balls into the icing glaze. Use a BBQ stick to pick the cake balls. Let the glaze drip. (We don’t need too much icing). Put the iced cake balls into the streusel mixture. Roll it until fully covered.

3. Put all the cake balls in the fridge to set.

4.. Share and enjoy with family and friends!!!

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