Champagne Donuts & White Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Discover the perfect pairing of bubbles and sweet treats with our Champagne Donuts, a luxurious twist on a classic favorite.

Champagne Donuts Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Craving a touch of elegance at your next brunch or celebration? Skip the store-bought pastries and whip up a batch of Champagne Donuts! 

This recipe elevates classic donuts with a subtle hint of bubbly champagne right in the dough, resulting in light, fluffy treats perfect for any occasion. These Champagne Donuts are the perfect bites for a mimosa bar or the perfect pairing with a French 75 or French 76 cocktail.

And donut worry. ( I, Alyssa couldn’t resist the opportunity for a good pun!) Just because these donuts sound and look all fancy doesn’t mean they’re complicated to make.

Making donuts at home is surprisingly easy. No fancy equipment required for this alcoholic dessert! And the magic doesn’t stop there. A decadent white chocolate glaze adds sweetness and a beautiful finishing touch. 

So ditch the bakery line and impress your guests (or yourself!) with these homemade Champagne Donuts with White Chocolate Glaze.

photo of champagne donuts by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Ingredients Needed

For the champagne donuts:

  • All-purpose flour
  • White granulated sugar
  • Sour cream — The secret ingredient to why these donuts are so moist. To make these dairy-free, simply use vegan sour cream.
  • Dry champagne (or Prosecco) — You can use any type of dry champagne or Prosecco for this recipe. However, a brut champagne (dry) will offer a more subtle champagne flavor, while a sweeter champagne will be more noticeable in the final product. Choose based on your preference.
  • Canola oil
  • Egg
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Orange zest

For the white chocolate glaze:

  • White chocolate chips
  • Dry champagne (or Prosecco)
  • Heavy cream
  • Sprinkles
Champagne Donuts Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

How to Make Champagne Donuts

1 — Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a donut pan.

2 — In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

3 — In a separate bowl, whisk together sour cream, champagne, canola oil, egg, and orange zest until well combined.

Champagne Donuts Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

4 — With a rubber spatula, gently fold the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, just until combined. Be careful not to overmix.

5 — Spoon batter evenly into prepared donut pan, filling each well about 3/4 full.

Champagne Donuts Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

6 — Bake for 12-14 minutes, until golden brown or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let donuts cool completely in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Champagne Donuts Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

How to Make a White Chocolate Glaze

1 — In a small saucepan over low heat, melt white chocolate chips and heavy cream, stirring constantly, until smooth.

2 — Remove from heat and whisk in the champagne, 1 tablespoon at a time until combined. Let the glaze cool slightly, until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Champagne Donuts Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Assembling the Donuts

1 — Spoon about 3-4 tablespoons of the white chocolate glaze over each donuts. Let any excess drip off.

2 — Decorate with sprinkles while the glaze is still wet. Place on a wire rack to set completely.

Champagne Donuts Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • For a stronger champagne flavor: Use a bit more champagne in the glaze.
  • Room temperature ingredients: Make sure all your wet ingredients are at room temperature for even mixing. Cold eggs and sour cream can make the batter lumpy.
  • Don’t overmix!: As mentioned before, overmixing the batter is a common mistake that can lead to tough donuts. Mix just until the ingredients are combined.
  • Dipping: You can also dip the donuts one by one into the white chocolate glaze. Just make sure your donuts are cool before dipping them in the glaze, otherwise, the warm donuts will melt the glaze.
  • If the glaze gets too thick: Add a teaspoon of additional champagne or heavy cream to thin it out.
  • For an extra festive touch: Top the donuts with edible glitter.
  • Leftovers: Store leftover donuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. The glaze might lose some of its crispness, but the donuts will still be delicious.
Champagne Donuts Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth
Photo by Sugar & Cloth

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Champagne Donuts Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth
Champagne Donuts Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Champagne Donuts & White Chocolate Glaze Recipe

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5 from 5 votes
These fluffy donuts boast a hint of champagne flavor and are dipped in a luxurious white chocolate glaze, making them perfect for any special occasion.
Prep Time50 minutes
Cook Time14 minutes
Total Time1 hour 4 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine Donuts

Equipment

  • Donut pan
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Small sauce pan

Ingredients

For the donuts:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup dry champagne or Prosecco
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 orange zest

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 4 tbsp dry champagne or Prosecco
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • Sprinkles

Nutrition

Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 6
Calories: 447kcal

Instructions

To make the donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a donut pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together sour cream, champagne, canola oil, egg, and orange zest until well combined.
  • With a rubber spatula, gently fold the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, just until combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Spoon batter evenly into prepared donut pan, filling each well about 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, until golden brown or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let donuts cool completely in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the glaze:

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt white chocolate chips and heavy cream, stirring constantly, until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in the champagne, 1 tablespoon at a time until combined. Let the glaze cool slightly, until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.

To assemble the donuts:

  • Spoon about 3-4 tablespoons of the white chocolate glaze over each donuts. Let any excess drip off.
  • Decorate with sprinkles while the glaze is still wet. Place on a wire rack to set completely.
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