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A recipe for Bunuelos. Cinnamon sugar doughnut hole recipe with a spicy chocolate sauce. Doughnut holes with a dipping sauce. With the weather getting hotter, and the skirts/shorts/dresses getting shorter, I want to tempt you all with these will cinnamon sugar balls of glory: Bunuelos with a Spicy Chocolate Sauce. That’s right, I know its swimsuit season, and wedding season. All seasons where us girls need to be looking good. I just can’t bring myself to care about those things, because these little fried sweet fritters are rad. They are lighter than regular doughnuts and just as delicious. We have made them with a spicy chocolate dipping sauce because dipping is fun. Hope you guys like em!
♥ Teri

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Bunuelos with Spicy Chocolate Sauce
Serves 5 to 7

2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon=
1/4 teaspoon ground anise seed (optional)
2/3 cup whole milk
2 eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
chocolate sauce:
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (depending on preference), chopped
1 cup heavy cream, room temperature
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
vegetable oil for frying

1. Preheat oil to 350°F.
2. Place dry ingredients into a bowl and whisk together.
3. In a separate bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk together until no lumps remain.
4. Scoop 1-2 tablespoon balls of batter and carefully drop them into the oil, a few at a time. Fry on each side for3 to 4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel and immediately roll in cinnamon sugar.  Repeat until all bunuelos have been fried.
5. For sauce: Place ingredients into a small saucepan and place over low heat. Stir together until chocolate and butter have melted and ingredients have come together. Serve with bunuelos.

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  1. Arbine Not Specified Not Specified

    Fried dough AND chocolate? YES. ♥

    Have an awesome week!

  2. dervla @The Curator Not Specified Not Specified

    I could momentarily forget about my swimsuit issues if i had a plate of these! Save that worry for another day :) YUM

  3. Miss Marty Not Specified Not Specified

    Looks wonderful and my guess is they taste even better. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  4. Bev @ Bev Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    Um, completely dying over here.

  5. Tengo un horno y se como usarlo Not Specified Not Specified

    Absolutely incredible. Yummm!

  6. Diane, A Broad Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh boy. It’s like churros and doughnut holes and beignets all got together and had a delicious cinnamon-sugary baby.

  7. thecitygourmand Not Specified Not Specified

    These look divine…yum!

  8. Elisabeth Not Specified Not Specified

    I found this post via Pinterest and I am going to re-pin it (ensuring to your credit, of course!), print it out, shop for the ingredients I don’t have and make them with the kidlets this Saturday! Though, I’ll have to make two dipping sauces because Momma needs to try the spicy chocolate!

  9. Max Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow!! I’m argentinian and I can’t believe to see these kind of recipes here! I’m so glad!
    We have a great recipes for asado, buñuelos, locro, empanadas, milanesas, etc, etc,. I recommend everybody to investigate some argentine cuisine, you will be amazed =).
    Please feel free to ask me if you want to know some more!

    Best regards from Buenos Aires!

  10. sam Not Specified Not Specified

    All I can think about is having these with a cup of coffee right now…thank god I don’t have most of the ingredients or else I’d be rabid. Believe it

  11. Spencer Not Specified Not Specified

    Looks so delicious! I would love to try some.

  12. ZuVuYah Not Specified Not Specified

    Ay Carramba! those look sooooo delish with the spicy chocolate sauce ~~~~~Irresistible *!*

  13. thelittleloaf Not Specified Not Specified

    These look incredibly delicious. I’ve made churros with spicy hot chocolate sauce but I love the idea of these little round balls.

  14. Treessa Not Specified Not Specified

    Thanks for posting; these look great! I’m used to having Columbian bunuelos made with cheese – so addicting!

  15. Rachel Not Specified Not Specified

    I love how all of your recipe choices are so international…

  16. Melissa Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m so completely intrigued by the chili powder here. I recently had fantastic results with doughnuts, so I’m definitely up for Bunuelos. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh boy! What a treat!

  18. Elaine Ong Not Specified Not Specified

    Dear Teri,

    Love your website. Love your photography. Love the recipes…simple and yummy. As for this recipe, I was wonder if I should prepare the batter overnight and fried it in the morning. Thk you.

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Hi Elaine, you can allow the batter to sit overnight (with similar results), although I’ve gotten the best results with the batter sitting for only 15-30 minutes (max)

  19. Adrienne Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my. There is just no way for me to diet when I have blogs like yours to read. I think perhaps these are going to be made tomorrow although I’m a little scared ’cause I have never fried anything. I think I could probably make this in a deepish-pot on the stove yeah?

    I will probably never get a chance to go to Buenos Aires and dance tango…but at least I can eat like I’m there! Thank you!

  20. Vesna Not Specified Not Specified

    we in Croatia have these also, and we call it prikle or fritule. Specialy made around any holiday, but lately you can buy it on a street all around year. :) love them, reminds me of my childhood :)

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  23. gertru Not Specified Not Specified

    Buñuelos I miss them! my mom made them when I was a little kid :)

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