National cream filled doughnut day!

Written by Sinekhaya Fikeni

Sep 14, 2023

Have you had a doughnut today? Do you need a reason to convince your parents to get you one? Luckily, the Supernova team is here to tell you that it’s National Cream Filled Doughnut Day on the 14th of September. A great suggestion to your parents would be that if you read a book, a doughnut would be a worthy treat! Besides the amazing doughnuts we have listed below, we also have a ton of fun doughnut facts for you! We also have a yummy recipe that you can use during the school holidays to make some delicious creamy doughnuts!

History of Doughnuts:

Mrs Gregory introduced the use of the name ‘doughnut’ in the mid-19th century. We owe a debt of gratitude to Mrs Gregory for her delicious invention! Mrs Gregory was worried about her son and his crew falling ill with scurvy and colds during their voyage. To ensure their health, she ingeniously used her son’s cargo to create a delectable treat. Combining spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon rind, she crafted a doughy delight that was not only flavourful but also nutritious. Adding a hazelnut in the centre ensured even cooking throughout the dough. Thus, the name ‘doughnut’ was born. Did you know that doughnuts were originally called olykoeks! It may sound a little weird, but this is a Dutch word that simply means oily cakes, because doughnuts were fried in oil.

Our Personal Favourites:

With its perfect balance of sweet and rich flavours, the chocolate iced custard doughnut is a true delight for your taste buds. The smooth and velvety custard filling beautifully complements the chocolate layer, creating a heavenly treat that satisfies all your cravings.


Next up is the Chocolate Kreme doughnut, a true delight for chocolate enthusiasts. Its rich chocolate filling is complemented by a white chocolate coating and a chocolate drizzle, making it the ultimate indulgence for those with a sweet tooth. Prepare to be blown away by this irresistible treat!


The Yum Yum PB and J Kreme Sandwich donut is a fun twist on the classic peanut butter and jam sandwich. With its simple glaze, strawberry jam drizzle, and peanut toppings, it offers a mouth-watering combination of flavours. It’s the perfect treat to bring to school or enjoy any time of the day!


The Raspberry Filled doughnuts are a personal favourite due to their irresistible combination of a simple glaze and a wonderful raspberry filling. Indulging in these berry-flavoured treats truly captures the essence of spring.


The New York Cheesecake doughnut offers a delightful taste that makes you think of  Time Square on New Year’s Eve. Indulging in this treat is like experiencing a lively celebration within your own mouth.

Doughnut Recipe:

What You Need:

Doughnuts

  • 1 cup (250 ml) buttermilk, warm
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) canola oil
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 cups (750 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) instant dry yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) salt
  • Shortening or canola oil, for frying

Whipped Cream

  • 310 ml cream
  • 60 ml icing sugar

Method Madness:

Use this link to find the full recipe and have fun!

https://www.ricardocuisine.com/en/recipes/6034-whipped-cream-filled-doughnuts

Don’t deprive yourself of a doughnut; it’s always good to have a treat! That being said, all good things in life must be earned, so read a book and get a cream filled doughnut! If there isn’t a doughnut shop near you, visit the link above and try out our handy donut recipe to ensure you don’t miss out on the epic flavour adventures that doughnuts give you!

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