Yes, you heard it right. The priciest doughnut on the planet is filled with champagne and topped with edible 24-karat gold. It was featured in an upcoming episode of CNBC’s “Secret Lives of the Super Rich.” by Bjorn DelaCruz, chef of the Manila Social Club in Miami, who is the culinary master behind the posh pastries.
The doughnut is made with ube, a “naturally purple sweet yam found in the Philippines,” both the dough and the icing have a generous dose of Cristal champagne, which retails for around $200 per bottle.
The doughnuts are also airbrushed with a gleaming coat of edible 24-karat gold and topped off with meticulously placed gold leaf. It takes nearly two hours to execute it. Also it requires special transportation instead of delivery trucks, the doughnuts are driven via Rolls-Royce.
“A lot of people, when they eat this doughnut, say ‘Oh, that’s rich. Usually I tell them, ‘No, it’s wealthy.” Delacruz tells “Secret Lives of the Super Rich.