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jelly donuts with powdered sugar stacked on top of a wooden board
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5 from 2 votes

Jelly Donuts

Fluffy Pillowy Donuts filled with sweet raspberry jelly. Enjoy these delicious donuts for breakfast or dessert. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Rise for3 hrs
Total Time7 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 donuts
Calories: 231kcal


  • 2 1/2 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water 110 degrees
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp  vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup seedless raspberry jelly


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the water and yeast and let it proof for 5 minutes.
  • When the 5 minutes are up, add the eggs, melted shortening, milk, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and mix until well incorporated.
  • Add the flour 1 cup at a time and knead until you're left with a slightly tacky ball of dough.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and place somewhere warm for 2 hours or until the dough doubles in size.
  • Roll out the dough into a 1/2 inch thickness and cut out the donuts using a cookie or biscuit cutter.
  • Cover the cutouts and let it rise for an additional 1 hour.
  • Fry the donuts for 1 minute on each side.
  • Let the donuts cool.
  • Using a piping bag and skewer, fill the donuts with jelly and then top them off with powdered sugar.
  • Enjoy!



Use a neutral tasting oil. Oil temperature of 375 degrees will give you the best results.
If the dough is too sticky, add more flour. Careful not to add too much flour.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.8mg