Wednesday, June 26, 2013

“Cherry Bombs” – Gourdough’s Copycat

"Cherry Bombs" - Gourdough's Copycat by My Life as a Mrs

Remember how I told you guys all about my trip to Austin? Well if you do,  I’m sure you also remember our INSANE pictures of loaded up donuts from Gourgdough’s! Gourdough’s had some of the craziest and most delicious donuts EVER. Things like Fried Chicken donuts topped with honey butter, Maple Bacon Donuts, Bananas Foster Donuts, Key Lime Pie Donuts… and SO many more.

Pretty much all of us food bloggers stopped by Gourdough’s at least once while in Austin and were inspired to do a big Blog Hop recreating our favorite donuts from our visits.

The Fried Chicken Topped Donut was already taken so I went with my second favorite… the CHERRY BOMBS!

"Cherry Bombs" - Gourdough's Copycat by My Life as a Mrs

{Donut holes rolled in cinnamon sugar…}

"Cherry Bombs" - Gourdough's Copycat by My Life as a Mrs

{Topped with sweet Cherry Pie Filling…}

"Cherry Bombs" - Gourdough's Copycat by My Life as a Mrs

{Then coated with a sweetened cream cheese sauce (sort of like a hot cream cheese frosting!! SO YUM) & cake mix…}

AMAZEBALLS.

If you saw my Instagram, I promised you guys that this was an easy recipe. Well, it IS! Want to know my secret? I used CANNED BISCUITS to make the donuts holes. Yup. Plain ol’ canned buttermilk biscuits. Works like a charm. My parents made “homemade donuts” for us as kids and using this method and we LOVED it.

And guess what? I STILL love it.

Now if you want to get all fancy and make your dough from scratch… knock. yourself. out. But these babies are fantastic as is (and SO my speed). In fact, hubs was absolutely SHOCKED that I made them with biscuit dough. He thought they were homemade! ;)

So go make these easy peasy donuts!!! If you’ve got picky eaters… just give them the donuts rolled in cinnamon sugar (those are amazing all by their lonesome!).

"Cherry Bombs" - Gourdough's Copycat by My Life as a Mrs

Want to check out some other Gourdough’s Doughnuts? Go see some of my friends today!

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1. PB & J by Capturing Joy
2. Granny’s Pie by Crazy for Crust
3. Heavenly Hash by Something Swanky
4. The Carney (Apple Pie Doughnuts) by Shugary Sweets
5. The Flying Pig by The Novice Chef
6. Dirty Berry by Inside BruCrew Life
7. Bring the Heath by Mom on Timeout
8. Son of a Peach by Chef-in-Training
9. Mama’s Cake by The Domestic Rebel
10. The Mother Clucker by Oh Sweet Basil
11. CHERRY BOMBS
12. The Funky Monkey by The Little Kitchen
13. The Baby Rattler by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
14. Black Out Cupcakes {inspired by Gourdoughs} by Cookies & Cups
15. ODB by Sweet Treats and More
16. The Puddin’ by Lauren’s Latest
17. Naughty & Nice by Life’s Ambrosia
18. Miss Shortcake by Kevin & Amanda

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"Cherry Bombs" - Gourdough's Copycat

Ingredients:

For the Donuts:
Canola oil for frying (enough to fill pan 1 1/2 inches high)
2 cans buttermilk biscuits, quartered
1/2 cup sugar
2-3 teaspoons cinnamon

For the Sweetened Cream Cheese Sauce:
8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
1/4 cup half & half
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Additional Ingredients:
1 can cherry pie filling
2-3 tablespoons yellow cake mix

Directions:

For the Donuts:
Preheat oil to 325º-350ºF. Roll quartered biscuits into balls. In a brown paper bag, mix together the cinnamon and sugar (roll top down then shake to mix).

When oil is preheated, carefully drop a handful of the dough balls into the oil (it helps to place them in a slotted spoon and then carefully lower them into the oil). Cook until donuts float to the top and become a golden brown color (I gently rotate them with a slotted spoon while they cook to allow even browning). Remove donuts with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel lined plate, then place into the paper bag and shake to coat with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat until all donuts are cooked.

For the Sweetened Cream Cheese Sauce:
Add cream cheese and half and half to a small saucepan and heat over medium to medium high heat (whisking until smooth). Add the powdered sugar whisking again until smooth.

To Assemble:
Add a handful of cooked cinnamon sugar donuts to a plate. Spoon a few dallops of the cherry pie filling over then and top with a drizzle (or 5) of the warm sweetened cream cheese mixture. Lastly, sprinkle on a few pinches of the yellow cake mix and VOILA! Cherry Bombs up!

Inspired by: Gourdough's Doughnuts

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36 Responses to ““Cherry Bombs” – Gourdough’s Copycat”

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    Heather @ Sugar Dish Me — June 26, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    So so jealous of all of you that got to stuff your faces with Gourdough’s first hand! I am saving every single recipe!! Love that you used canned biscuits to simplify this drop-dead-amazing donut dish!!!

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    shellyjaronsky — June 26, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    I LOVE that these are like munchkins! Small donuts means I can eat more, right?

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    JulieD — June 26, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    These look gorgeous, Tina! I agree with Shelly, can I eat more since they are smaller? :)

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — June 26, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    Loved the cherry bombs! Plus, grab a fork these are the perfect dessert!

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    Ashton — June 26, 2013 @ 9:17 am

    Oh my gosh, I cannot believe I didn’t try these!!!! Definitely making this homemade version for sure! Gorgeous!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — June 26, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    Love the fact you can do these with canned biscuits! They look fabulous!

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    Christina Gathright — June 26, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    Yum! Breakfast perfection!

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    Lauren — June 26, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    These look better than Gourdoughs!! Also, I miss your face!!!!!!

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    Cookbook Queen — June 26, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    Oh. My. Word.

    LOOOOOVE this!!!!! I need eleventy dozen of these NOW!!

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    Copycat Gourdough's ODB Donut Holes — June 26, 2013 @ 10:13 am

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    Bring the Heath Doughnuts – Gourdough’s Copycat — June 26, 2013 @ 10:15 am

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — June 26, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    Donut holes are mini foods, and mini foods have no calories. SCORE! I want a truckload in that case :)

  21. 21

    Trish - Mom On Timeout — June 26, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    This is finger food right? They look AMAZING! Just gorgeous!

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    Sues — June 26, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    Add another must-make doughnut to my list :) At this rate, I’ll be making doughnuts every day for the rest of my life…. and I’m OK with that :)

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    Amanda @ Kevin & Amanda — June 26, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    OMG YESSSSSSSSS. So glad you made these happen!! Love your cinnamon sugar doughnut hole biscuit method!! I must make these ASAP!! :) So great seeing you again in Austin!! xoxo

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    Krystyna — June 26, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    These look so yummy! I’ll have to add it to our big weekend breakfast list. I can’t believe you are able to create recipes while pregnant. I had no energy and every smell was horrific. I’m happy you can still create recipes as I love all the things you cook.

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — June 26, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    These look awesome!!! Gotta love that biscuit dough for nice and easy doughnuts!!! I need to make this doughnut “sundae” for sure!!! It looks awesome!!!

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    Jessica — June 26, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    I’m so glad you did the canned biscuit donuts. I have such a soft spot in my heart for those…I even put them in the book haha! :-)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — June 26, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    Ok, I am going to gain 10 pounds just reading these donut posts – I want them all!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — June 26, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    LOVE this. I’d eat wayyyyy too much of it!

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — June 26, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    OK after going through all of these posts I am starting to think I am the only person on earth that didn’t know you could make doughnuts with biscuit dough. These look fantastic and so simple to make!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — June 27, 2013 @ 12:29 am

    Come to mama!! yum :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 29, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

    Oh, I love this :) looks like such a delightful treat!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 30, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    I’m in donut heaven!

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