“Son of a Peach” Donut-Gourdough’s Copycat

A couple weekends ago I had the pleaser of attending Blogher Food in Austin, Texas. It was an absolute blast! I got to hang out with tons of my food bloggin buddies and eat delicious food.

While in Austin, we visited this famous donut truck called “Gourdough’s“. Lets talk about these donuts. They truly are unlike ANYTHING I have ever seen. They are the ultimate donuts. A group of us food bloggers ordered a bunch between us and sampled almost everyone. We also attended a fun party thrown by Picmonkey one of the nights where several other versions of Gourdough’s famous doughnuts were served. A few of us bloggers divided out the donuts amongst us to make copycat versions so that we can attempt to share a bit of the goodness with all of you.

Here I am pictured with Sweet Basil and one of our good friends from Pillsbury in front of the Gourdough’s truck. I actually used a Pillsbury product to make these donuts! Who doesn’t love a good short cut, right?!


The Gourdough’s donut I am sharing with you today is called, “Son of a Peach.” Aren’t the names just awesome?! According to Gourdough’s, “Son of a Peach” is made with “Peach filling, cinnamon, sugar & cake mix”… hard to go wrong, am I right?!

Here is the donut that I ordered at Gourdough’s back in Austin….


And here are my version of their donuts I made at home….

Gourdough's "Son of a Peach" Donut Copycat Recipe! These taste like Peach Cobbler... only donut style! SO GOOD!

Gourdough's Son of a Peach Donut Copycat
The ultimate donut! Loaded with so many great toppings and so delicious! Its like peach cobbler, donut style!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16 donuts
  • 2 cans Pillsbury Grand Biscuits
  • 1 quart oil for frying
  • 1 21 oz. can peach pie filling
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup yellow cake mix
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • . . cinnamon for dusting
  1. In a large sauce pan, Heat oil to 350 degrees F on stovetop.
  2. Cut a small hole out of the center of each Pillsbury Grand Biscuit.
  3. Fry donuts, one at a time for about 1½ to 2 minutes on each side until each side reaches a nice golden brown color. Place on paper towel to drain off any excess oil. Repeat for remaining donuts. Let donuts cool.
  4. Empty peach pie filling into a blender and puree until smooth or desired consistency. Set aside.
  5. To make Cream cheese topping, combine cream cheese, vanilla, milk, powdered sugar and salt into a medium mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. Add more milk or powdered sugar to reach desired consistency. Set aside.
  6. To make cake mix topping, combine cake mix and powdered sugar in a small bowl and set aside.
  7. Spread each cooled donut with cream cheese topping. Then spread some peach pie filling over top. Sprinkle with cake mix topping. Lastly sprinkle with cinnamon. Repeat until all donuts are topped.



Gourdough's "Son of a Peach" Donut Copycat Recipe! These taste like Peach Cobbler... only donut style! SO GOOD!

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

Gourdoughs Doughnuts Copcat Recipes! These donuts are INSANE!

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

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. Eat Good 4 Life

    Holly smokes. These donuts are ridiculously unbelievable. I didn't get a chance to visit the donut store while in Austin but now that I have all of the copy cat recipes I can recreate them when ever I please. Thanks :-)

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    This is SUCH a fun thing that you all did! The posting idea. And of course, eating them in person together!

    I love peaches and love that you used a shortcut for these. Grands are awesome!

  3. JulieD

    These look great!! This doughnut was one of my three favorites!

  4. Ashton

    Oh man! Now I wish I had tried this one!!! looks incredible Nikki!

  5. Christina Gathright

    Love peaches! These look awesome!

  6. Faith

    Those look amazing! I love donuts and I love this blog hop. I want to go to Austin just to try these biscuits!

  7. Lauren

    These look JUST like the ones at Gourdoughs!! Can't wait to try these at home. They were my favorite kind I tried!

  8. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Nikki! These look IDENTICAL to Gourdough's. Haha I still love that you bought two because you were going to hoard your own :) smart girl, this one was one of my favorites!

  9. Amanda @ Kevin & Amanda

    OMG, so excited you recreated this one Nikki!! This one was one of my favorites!! Love your version!! Now I can make them happen at home any time. Yay!! So great seeing you again in Austin!! xoxo

  10. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    This one was seriously one of my favorites in Austin. Yours look just like the real thing...I love using the grands biscuits for doughnuts too!!!!

  11. Jessica L.

    These look delicious, and maybe I am doing something wrong but I do not see the recipe anywhere, is this an error on my side?

    1. Chef in Training

      So sorry about that. That is really odd. It was there, then it disappeared. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. It should be there now. if it is gives you anymore trouble please let me know. Thank you!

  12. carrian

    oh gosh, I look horrendous!! hahahahaha.

    1. Chef in Training

      Carrian, I think it's impossible for you to ever look horrendous! You are one of the most beautiful people ever! I actually thought while posting this, why can't I look like carrian?! Not even joking! I miss you cute girl! Lets get together soon!

  13. katie

    Ha ha you crack me up. You were in love with this donut... so glad you created a copycat recipe! I must try the shortcut way of making donuts!!!

  14. Deborah

    I have totally got to go to Austin one day just to experience these doughnuts! In the meantime, I want to make these - and every other doughnut you all made!

  15. Cindy Eikenberg

    Nikki, these doughnuts looks incredible and I just love peaches! thanks so much for sharing and will be pinning! Have a wonderful week!

  16. Liz

    Nice recipe. Thank you.

  17. ashley - baker by nature

    Another reason to kick myself for not going to blogher: the doughnuts! Gawd, these son of a peach babies look amazing!!!

  18. Nessa

    You are gorgeous Nikki! And so are those doughnuts :)

  19. Erin @ Making Memories

    Oh my gosh! Pure heaven. Donuts are my weakness and these look amazing. This is my kind of blog hop =o) Can't wait to check all the donuts out. Thanks!

  20. D

    Is there a recipe here or is it in a book? They look delicious!

    1. Chef in Training

      sorry about that. It should be showing now.

  21. Carla


    I have been to your site quite a few times since you first posted this and have yet been able to find the recipe. Am I blind or what? *smile* Could you email this one please? Thanks so much. God bless.

    1. Chef in Training

      sorry about that. It should be showing now.