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Chocolate twist doughnuts with avocado cream filling on white plate with title

So I made you some chocolate twist doughnuts.

And I filled them with Avocado Whipped Cream.

Are you surprised?

Seriously, my addiction to avocados has become a joke in my family. My husband sees me cutting it and chortles “ha ha ha, I’m soooooo surprised we’re having avocado for dinner!”

I don’t know what I’m going to do when summer is over. Mortgage my house to feed my addiction, I guess.

Chocolate doughnuts in baking pan

Wilton generously sent me this Doughnut Twist pan. I was so excited to get my hot little hands on it. Have you seen it? It makes huge doughnuts.

Or is it donut? I really have no idea. Pardon me while I switch between the two. Call me a flip-flopper.

Chocolate doughnuts on a wire rack

Like most Wilton pans, this one proved itself. A little cooking spray and bam, they popped right out. They were pretty, even nekkid.

Chocolate doughnuts covered with sprinkles on a wire rack

I really think nothing is better than a chocolate glaze. What do you think?

And, well, avocado and chocolate are like, BFFs.

Did I mention that I made avocado whipped cream?

I can’t wait to put it on ice cream.

Because I’m weird.

Or maybe those of you who blanche at the thought of avocado whipped cream are weird?


Wilton also sent me a bunch of fun sprinkles. I love sprinkles. I think life would be more fun if everyone walked around with sprinkles in their pockets. I want a sprinkle purse.

Chocolate doughnuts with sprinkles

Did you know they make edible glitter sprinkles? And rainbow chip? I made a few of each.

Jordan was only allowed half a doughnut a day (these babies are large and in charge). She tasted half of each. To sprinkle taste test.

She liked the glitter ones best.

Chocolate twist doughnuts with avocado cream filling, plus sprinkles  on white plate

Me, I’m old fashioned. I like jimmies. Rainbow colored, of course. Rainbows and sprinkles could seriously make the world a better place, don’t you think?

Chocolate twist doughnuts with avocado cream filling on a white plate, on top of a green charger, with a bowl of avocado cream, plus an avocado in the background.

Chocolate Twist Doughnuts with Avocado Cream Filling

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Homemade donuts with a creamy filling
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 8 donuts
Serving Size 1 serving


  • !For the Doughnuts
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk full fat is best
  • !For the Avocado Cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar divided
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • !For the Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • !Make the Doughnuts
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray Doughnut Twist Pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Beat butter and sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy, about three minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add vanilla.
  • In another bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add half the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until nearly combined. Add buttermilk and remaining dry ingredients, mixing until incorporated. Do not overmix!
  • Fill doughnut cavities 2/3 full. Bake 13-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (The original instructions said 18-20 minutes, but mine were a little over done at 15.) Cool in pan 5 minutes, then remove to a rack to cool completely.
  • !Make the Avocado Cream
  • Add cold heavy cream and 1 tablespoon powdered sugar to a large bowl. Whip until stiff peaks form.
  • In a separate bowl, mix avocado, lime juice, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, and vanilla with a hand mixer until most lumps are gone. Fold into whipped cream.
  • I filled my doughnuts using a pastry bag and Wilton tip #230. Pipe filling into both ends of the doughnut. (In mine, the center didn’t get filled, so I suggest poking the tip in to the center of one side to fill the center.)
  • !Make the Glaze
  • Whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl. Frost tops of doughnuts and top with sprinkles, as desired. Glaze will dry in 10-15 minutes. Store in refrigerator. Avocado filling will remain green for at least 3 days if kept in a sealed container.?

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
(Doughnut and Glaze recipe adapted from Wilton)

Wilton generously sent me the pan and sprinkles to try for free. All opinions are my own! Want to win a Doughnut Twist Pan? Come back tomorrow!

Last Updated on February 2, 2023

Dorothy Kern

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  1. The doughnut looks amazing. It really does and I want one right now. But the avocado filling kinda weirds me out. Is it really tasty? Because it looks like it’d taste like spinach. I’ll take your word for it, as you’ve not steered me wrong yet 🙂

  2. Okay, totally loving that twist donut pan! And I never would have thought to pair avocados with a donut, but I bet the chocolate makes a wonderful pairing!!

  3. I have been all over avocados this summer too, and love it filling these doughnuts! Seriously…love. Avocado paired with chocolate is definitely a new favorite.

  4. I want a Wilton pan! my vote would be for the glitter – everything looks pretty when it sparkles:) I guess I’ll have to try sweet avocados, all the cool kids are doing it

  5. That Wilton doughnut pan looks awesome and so not doughnut-ish, lol. I’m intrigued with the avocado flavour combo. But I can’t comment because, [don’t faint] I’ve never tried it. [are you still upright?] I wish Wilton would send me stuff!

    They do look amazing and I will have to try them. I’m up for anything sweet. And the sprinkles make them more happier than they were already!

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  6. So, my doctor said I should eat more avocado. And I said I should eat more chocolate. Best of both worlds, don’t you think?! This looks so fun!

  7. You are so creative! The green looks just beautiful next to the chocolate brown…I’m not sure what it would taste like, but Ellen just won me over with her zucchini and chocolate combo, so I know that chocolate CAN be delicious paired with something green 🙂 Congrats on the SacConnect shout out on Facebook!

  8. Haha ok you might be a little out of control with the avocados… but I’m totally with you on the sprinkles. I’ve been known to put sprinkles on my pb&j sandwiches… haha!