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Baked Samoa Donuts Recipe

Baked Samoa Donuts Recipe

Love the Girl Scout Samoa Cookie? You’ll love these Samoa Donuts! They’re light, fluffy donuts have the delicious flavor of toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate.

Are Samoas your favorite girl scout cookie? The delicious aroma of toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate fill the room when you take your first bite into this donut. The taste is just like Samoa Cookies!

Now you can have the delicious flavor of Samoas in donut form! Baked Samoa Donuts are perfect with a cup of coffee.

This great recipe for a baked donut is easy to make and will satisfy your cravings for this classic girl scouts cookie.

Enjoy buttery donuts that are covered in a gooey caramel sauce and chocolate topping.

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How to Make Copycat Girl Scout Samoa Donuts

*Makes 6 Donuts

Ingredients

Donut: 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 TBSP. butter melted
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze: 

  • 1 bag of caramels – 15 oz.
  • 3 cups shredded sweetened coconut – toasted
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate melted – you can use chocolate chips or wafers
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Instructions: 

Prepare a donut pan with non stick spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees 

In a medium bowl whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, cornstarch, baking soda, sugar and nutmeg, 

Stir in in wet ingredients: milk, egg, sour cream, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Continue to stir donut mixture until well combined. 

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Use a piping bag to pipe batter into donut pan wells.

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Bake for 9-10 minutes, remove from the oven and cool on the baking rack.

Allow donuts to cool in the pan and then remove to finish cooling after about 5 minutes. 

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To make the creamy chocolate ganache, melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals. Once chocolate is smooth, dip the bottom part of the donut into the chocolate, set donuts on a wire rack to allow the chocolate to harden. 

While chocolate topping is hardening, melt caramels and milk in a medium mixing bowl for about one minute, repeating until the caramel is smooth, stir in toasted coconut and salt.

Frost the top of each donut using a butter knife and place back on the cooling rack to allow the topping to harden. 

Top the caramel coconut with a drizzle of melted chocolate.

Store your donuts in an airtight container at room temperature. 

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How to Toast Coconut

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread coconut flakes on a baking sheet in a thin layer and bake for about 10 minutes, stirring a few times, until light golden brown. Let cool completely before using in recipes.

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Looking for more donut recipes? Try this chocolate cake donut or a thin mints donut!

samoa donuts
samoa donuts

Baked Samoa Donuts Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Love the Girl Scout Samoa Cookie? You'll love these Samoa Donuts! They're light, fluffy donuts have the delicious flavor of toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate.

Ingredients

  • Donut:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 TBSP. butter melted
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Glaze:
  • 1 bag of caramels – 15 oz.
  • 3 cups shredded sweetened coconut - toasted
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate melted – you can use chocolate chips or wafers

Instructions

Prepare a donut pan with non stick spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees 

In a medium bowl whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, cornstarch, baking soda, sugar and nutmeg, 

Stir in in wet ingredients: milk, egg, sour cream, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Continue to stir donut mixture until well combined. 

Use a piping bag to pipe batter into donut pan wells.

Bake for 9-10 minutes, remove from the oven and cool on the baking rack.

Allow donuts to cool in the pan and then remove to finish cooling after about 5 minutes. 

To make the creamy chocolate ganache, melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals. Once chocolate is smooth, dip the bottom part of the donut into the chocolate, set donuts on a wire rack to allow the chocolate to harden. 

While chocolate topping is hardening, melt caramels and milk in a medium mixing bowl for about one minute, repeating until the caramel is smooth, stir in toasted coconut and salt.

Frost the top of each donut using a butter knife and place back on the cooling rack to allow the topping to harden. 

Top the caramel coconut with a drizzle of melted chocolate.

Notes

Store your donuts in an airtight container at room temperature. 

How to Toast Coconut

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread coconut flakes on a baking sheet in a thin layer and bake for about 10 minutes, stirring a few times, until light golden brown. Let cool completely before using in recipes.

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