Homemade Chocolate Donut Holes

Grandma Currie’s Donut Holes

A valued food and drink photographer and regular contributor to Fotolia, Brent Hofacker was kind enough to share with us an old family recipe. His Grandma’s Donut Holes had us licking our lips here at Fotolia and we thought we’d take the opportunity to share it with you.

Serving Size: 6


– 1-1/3 cups sugar

– 3 eggs

– 1/2 cup heavy cream

– 1 cup milk

– 2 tablespoons vinegar

– 4-1/2 cups flour

– 2 teaspoons baking powder

– 1 teaspoon soda

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg, grated

– 1 teaspoon mace (optional)

Homemade Chocolate Donut Holes


1. Add vinegar to milk, stir, set aside

2. Beat eggs and sugar until light

3. Add cream and beat

4. Add milk and dry ingredients alternately

5. Refrigerate overnight or several days

6. Drop a small cookie scoop into deep fryer and fry 5 minutes

7. Remove to paper towel to absorb extra oil

8. Shake in bag with sugar and serve


Chocolate Donuts:  Replace 1/3 cup flour with 1/3 cup cocoa and omit the mace.

These can be frozen, then reheated in toaster oven for 10-15 minutes.

If you’re still reading this, you need to get your priorities straight – get the kitchen and start cooking! Thanks to Brent for the recipe, and to Grandma Currie for being the inventor of such a treat.

To see more of Brent’s Food and Drink photography, check it out here.


Written by Sam Bradpiece