1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
Mix 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in the sour cream and milk, then mix in the baking soda and flour until just combined. Fill each section of the donut pan, evenly, with the batter. I had enough batter to fill each section about 1/2 way with batter to yield 3 donuts.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray fancy donut pan with cooking spray. I imagine you can make this in a cupcake pan as well if you don't want to run out and buy a fancy donut pan
Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through - about 20 minutes. Use a toothpick to test for doneness.
Caramel Topping (make while donuts are baking)
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups heavy cream, heated
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sugar and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is caramel brown in color. It is important to make sure the butter/sugar mixture is a dark brown caramel color. This will take some patience. Trust me it will start to brown just keep on stirring. The butter will separate from the sugar after it starts to brown and that is a good sign - you are almost there! At that point lower the heat and continue stirring until it is a nice dark caramel color. When you reach the beautiful caramel color then you can add the warmed heavy cream slowly - about 1/4 cup at a time - stirring constantly. Bring the mixture to boil (keep stirring) for about 3-5 minutes then remove from heat and let cool.
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/3 cup whipped cream (I used Cool Whip)
Place cream cheese, sugar, banana. and lemon juice in a blender or a mixing bowl and mix until smooth (I prefer using a blender for this - it gets it very smooth). Fold in whipped cream until incorporated. Give it a taste and adjust flavors to your liking. Chill in freezer for 30 minutes. Then store in the fridge until ready to use.
Take a cooled donut and slice it in half. I like to cut it on the diagonal - it looks nice
Now hollow out the center of each half being careful not to poke any holes in the donut. This next step is very important, so don't leave it out! This is when you gobble up all the donutty goodness you just scooped out of the center - yummmm (don't leave that part out!)
I like to pipe in the filling, but you can spoon it in - fill each half with the cheesecake filling
All that is left is to drizzle with some of the delicious caramel sauce. If the sauce has cooled too much be sure to warm it in the microwave just a little bit