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Heavenly Hash Donuts {Gourdoughs Copycat Recipe}

There are few things I love more than a fresh doughnut.  But a fresh gourmet doughnut? There’s nothing quite like it! And to make matters even better, you can fry up Pillsbury Grand Biscuits instead of homemade dough for gourmet doughnuts in under 30 minutes!

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By far, one of the most memorable and noteworthy parts of my recent trip to Austin, Texas was getting to try Gourdoughs gourmet donuts!

Picmonkey generously spoiled us and provided quite the spread of Gourdoughs donuts for our Picmonkey PJ party. As in… we had FORTY TWO of these gourmet donuts sitting in our suite. FORTY TWO!

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The donuts were delivered to our room while we were in classes during the BlogHer Food conference. And when we walked into the room, it was like Christmas had happened! There were 6 gigantic baker boxes sitting on the coffee table. I cautiously approached them, almost not believing there were HEAPS of gourmet donuts sitting mere inches from my fingers.

Kristen whipped the top off one of the boxes to get a good look, and I literally started squealing. And jumping up and down. And I *may* have done the same thing 2 or 3 more times when I brought in the Six Sisters, Nikki, and Dorothy to take a gander.

Okay. I did. I squealed and jumped a lot.

And the funny thing is that it felt totally involuntary. Like it was completely my natural, instinctive reaction to seeing piles upon piles of gourmet donuts.

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Heavenly Hash was my favorite… obviously. It’s chocolate fudge, marshmallow cream, brownie chunks, and chocolate chips. So yeah. It was amazing. Although, I went into my taste testing a little biased…

Kristen had this inspired idea to do a Gourdoughs copycat recipe blog hop with a bunch of other bloggers. So before I even laid eyes on the beauties, I had already claimed Heavenly Hash as my donut.

But really, this would have been my favorite donut either way. All of my favorite things piled on top of fried dough. Uhmmmmmm, YES please!

Heavenly Hash Dounuts | Gourdoughs CopyCat recipe @

Annnnnd… I’m just going to come out and say this (Austin natives, don’t hate me!): I think I actually like my homemade version better. Maybe it’s because I ate them fresh, just moments after frying and topping. Or maybe it’s because I used my favorite homemade brownies on top, also freshly baked. So I was definitely at an unfair advantage since I didn’t get to try the doughnuts at their prime in Austin.

But all I’m really trying to say here is: these are awesome. Making these at home is just as great (or better) than eating them in Austin. Although either way– it’s an unforgettable experience!


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

gourdoughs logo copycatGourdoughs Doughnuts Copcat Recipes

PB & J by Capturing Joy | Granny’s Pie by Crazy for Crust | Heavenly Hash by Something Swanky | The Carney (Apple Pie Doughnuts) by Shugary Sweets | The Flying Pig by The Novice Chef | Dirty Berry by Inside BruCrew Life | Bring the Heath by Mom on Timeout | Son of a Peach by Chef-in-Training | Mama’s Cake by The Domestic Rebel | The Mother Clucker by Oh Sweet Basil | Cherry Bombs by My Life as a Mrs. | The Funky Monkey by The Little Kitchen | The Baby Rattler by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Black Out Cupcakes {inspired by Gourdoughs} by Cookies & Cups | ODB by Sweet Treats and More | The Puddin’ by Lauren’s Latest | Naughty & Nice by Life’s Ambrosia | Miss Shortcake by Kevin & Amanda


Heavenly Hash Donuts {Gourdoughs Copycat Recipe}


  • 1 recipe Quick Bread Dough -or- Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
  • 4 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups marshmallow cream
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • 8 small brownies


  1. Heat the oil in a 2 quart pot over medium - low heat (closer to medium than low).
  2. Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Use a donut cutter or a 4-5 inch round cookie cutter to cut the dough (of course, you can skip this step if you're using the Pillsbury shortcut!). Be sure to cut out the center hole so that you don't risk having a dough center! You should get about 8 donuts.
  3. Carefully fry each donut by placing the dough into the oil (you'll know it's ready when it bubbles a little when you drop a couple of drops of water in it). I only fried one at a time.
  4. Let the dough fry on the first side for 1-2 minutes until golden brown, then flip. Allow to fry for another 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oil and place on a wire rack layered with paper towels (to soak up excess oil).
  5. Microwave the 2 cups chocolate chips and whipping cream for 1 minute. Stir until smooth and thick. Spoon the chocolate on top of each donut.
  6. Microwave the marshmallow cream for about 30 seconds, until a little melty (you just want it to be easy to spoon). Spoon a HEAPING tablespoon of marshmallow cream over each donut (don't worry about spreading or swirling).
  7. Crumble a brownie over each donut, pressing the chunks into the marshmallow cream and chocolate. This will mix the cream and chocolate together a little bit for a "swirled" effect.
  8. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips over top, and drizzle with chocolate syrup.
  9. Serve immediately or serve in an air tight container.


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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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38 Responses to “Heavenly Hash Donuts {Gourdoughs Copycat Recipe}”

  1. shelly (cookies and cups) posted on June 26, 2013 at 7:40 am (#)

    These look so so great! Your doughnut flavor and mine are similar and seriously I am LOVING yours! I need to try that one! Trip back to Austin?

  2. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on June 26, 2013 at 8:04 am (#)

    Oh yeah, I think you nailed this one Ashton. These were delicious, and yours look just as incredible!!

  3. JulieD posted on June 26, 2013 at 8:40 am (#)

    That is seriously one beautiful doughnut!

  4. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on June 26, 2013 at 9:00 am (#)

    Oh my sweet donut! This is an amazing looking donut! My kids would go crazy for this!

  5. Christina Gathright posted on June 26, 2013 at 9:10 am (#)

    OMG! I think I’m in love! These look dangerous lol!

  6. Lauren posted on June 26, 2013 at 9:33 am (#)

    These look ridiculous….and delicious!!

  7. Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen} posted on June 26, 2013 at 9:38 am (#)

    Um I have no words. Heavenly Hash is my favorite Easter candy {I may have several stashed in my freezer so I didn’t eat them all in one sitting} so I can totally relate to you claiming these ahead of time! That first picture… Man I really didn’t need to read any further. These must be made ASAP!!

  8. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on June 26, 2013 at 9:39 am (#)

    I pinned this to breakfast, but I think it needs its own board: sinfully delicious. :)

  9. Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen posted on June 26, 2013 at 9:49 am (#)

    This sounds absolutely heavenly. Ohmylanta. I need to try all of these donuts!

  10. Cookbook Queen posted on June 26, 2013 at 9:50 am (#)

    Are these even FOR REAL??? I just died.

  11. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on June 26, 2013 at 10:05 am (#)


  12. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on June 26, 2013 at 10:20 am (#)

    Oh yeah! Now this looks crazy good Ashton! I’m pretty sure this is getting pinned to a dessert board ;) All I need is a big glass of milk and I’d be a happy girl!

  13. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on June 26, 2013 at 10:20 am (#)

    Um, yes please! This donut is incredible. As was the Gourdough’s spread at the PicMonkey party!

  14. Dani posted on June 26, 2013 at 10:23 am (#)

    Oh my word, these look divine. Get in ma bellay!!!

  15. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on June 26, 2013 at 10:57 am (#)

    All of my favorites on top of one glorious fried doughnut!!! That looks like heaven on a plate!!!

  16. Amanda @ Kevin & Amanda posted on June 26, 2013 at 11:09 am (#)

    Oh my gosh, Ashton!! I cannot tell you how much in love I am with your doughnut!! I don’t think I got to try this one in Austin, so I will definitely have to make these happen at home!! :) Seriously dying over your gooey fudgy doughnut photos!! :)

  17. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting posted on June 26, 2013 at 12:26 pm (#)

    Oh my gosh I am literally drooling at my desk looking at all these donuts. Your photos are AMAZING!

  18. Tonja posted on June 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm (#)

    These look AMAZING! I think I need to come visit and sample treats in your kitchen for a few days.

  19. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts posted on June 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm (#)

    I am kind of beyond drooling here. These look insane – I need one in my life now!

  20. Jessica - The Novice Chef posted on June 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm (#)

    WHOA. That chocolate part falling? Swoon. Gorgeous photos girl!

  21. Heather @ French Press posted on June 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm (#)

    CRAZY – brownies and donuts…I’m in LOVE

  22. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on June 26, 2013 at 2:17 pm (#)

    Holy cow, Ashton. I don’t even know what to say about these – they look outstanding!!

  23. carrian posted on June 26, 2013 at 4:52 pm (#)


  24. katie posted on June 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm (#)

    How did I miss trying this donut when I was their? I’m craving donuts now, thanks!!!

  25. Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More posted on June 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm (#)

    Oh my gosh!! These look amazing Ashton!

  26. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious posted on June 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm (#)

    Holy crap – these donuts are AH-MAZING! I need at least 2 of these, stat!

  27. Annie posted on June 26, 2013 at 6:42 pm (#)

    Looks delish! Thanks for sharing! :)

  28. Emily @ Life on Food posted on June 26, 2013 at 7:25 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness. I think I just died and went to heaven. I need one.

  29. Nessa posted on June 26, 2013 at 8:03 pm (#)

    I want it so, so bad!

  30. Des @ Life's Ambrosia posted on June 26, 2013 at 8:35 pm (#)

    This doughnut is simply gorgeous. I need it in my life pronto.

  31. Joan@Chocolate and More posted on June 27, 2013 at 12:13 am (#)

    I’m drooling everywhere, you know I can’t resist a good donut. And you have to go and add Brownie and marshmallow to it. I am telling you right now, I will be at the next blogher food, just so I can eat all the amazing food offered. Seriously, a donut truck, I would have hijacked that sucker for sure!

  32. Deborah posted on June 27, 2013 at 12:16 am (#)

    There is seriously nothing about this doughnut that I don’t love!

  33. Kiran @ posted on June 27, 2013 at 12:33 am (#)

    That first shot had me drooling :D

  34. ashley - baker by nature posted on June 27, 2013 at 6:55 pm (#)

    These look SO decadent and sinful… I LOVE it.

  35. Erin @ Making Memories posted on July 2, 2013 at 10:26 am (#)

    I’m speechless! I would have squealed like a kid too with that many donuts. Heaven. And these look AMAZING!!!

  36. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted on July 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm (#)

    I just want to dive into that!!

  37. tk posted on February 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm (#)

    what kind of pot did you use to fry? mine came out burned on the outside and raw dough on the inside.

    • Ashton posted on February 20, 2015 at 10:53 am (#)

      Hey there! Frying can be tricky if you don’t do it often (and, haha, I guess none of us should really be doing it OFTEN, right?! ;) So it sounds more like a problem with the oil temperature than the pot. Your oil was probably too hot. Which definitely happens if you’re not consistently gauging its temp. I like to remove it from the heat for a minute or so in between donuts just to help moderate the heat. I hope that suggestion helps!