Microwave water and butter in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 45 sec. or until butter is melted; pour into large mixing bowl. Stir in buttermilk. Add egg; mix well.
Combine sugar, yeast and 2 cups flour. Add to buttermilk mixture; beat on low speed with electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment 5 min.
Add salt; beat 2 min. Add remaining flour; beat on low speed 1 min. or just until blended.
Transfer dough to separate large bowl sprayed coated with cooking spray; cover with damp towel. Let rise in warm place 1 hour or until dough is doubled in volume.
Divide dough into 16 pieces; roll each into ball. Place, 4 inches apart, on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray; lightly spray tops of balls with additional cooking spray. Cover. Let rise in warm place 45 min.
Place wire cooling rack on paper towel-covered baking sheet. Heat oil to 350°F in Dutch oven or large saucepan. Carefully add 4 dough balls, 1 at a time, to hot oil; cook 2 min. or until donuts are golden brown, turning after 1 min.
Use slotted spoon to transfer donuts to prepared wire rack; cool completely.
Add chocolate and coffee to COOL WHIP in medium bowl; stir gently until blended. Partially cut each donut horizontally in half; fill with COOL WHIP mixture, adding about heaping 1 Tbsp. COOL WHIP mixture to each donut.
Yeast needs a warm temperature in order to get active. By blending the hot water/butter mixture with the cold buttermilk and egg, the resulting temperature of the liquid should be at that ideal temperature. This eliminates the need to bring the cold buttermilk and egg to room temperature ahead of time.
Because this dough is stiff, it is best to use a stand electric mixer instead of a hand-held mixer to mix the dough ingredients.
How to Measure Flour
When measuring flour, spoon the flour into a dry measuring cup, then level off the top with the back of a knife. If you instead dip the measuring cup into the flour, it will pack the flour too tightly into the measuring cup resulting in a dense texture in the baked pastry.
These delicious donuts have built-in portion control so you enjoy a taste of a sweet treat and still stick to your healthful eating plan.
Is your kitchen cold in the winter? When needing a warm place to place the dough to rise, turn your oven on to the lowest temperature setting for just 5 min., then turn the oven off. It is now ready for you to place the dough in for rising.
Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fiber less than 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.