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Strawberry Glazed Baked Donuts

I love baking these Strawberry Glazed Baked Donuts for special occasions. These cakey baked donuts are moist and buttery with a sweet strawberry glaze and naturally colored pink sprinkles for a festive Valentine's Day breakfast!

If you love baked donuts, be sure to check out my Vanilla Baked Donuts, Baked Donuts with Chocolate Fudge Glaze, or my Strawberry Donut Pound Cake.

strawberry glazed donuts

Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays, probably because it is purely made up. I know that's why some people hate it, as there is no “meaning” behind it and it was made up for consumerism to take place and sell things. But, to make up a day to show love to people who matter to you is a really amazing idea to me. So, I've always loved it.

When I was young, I would wake up to a present on my plate at the breakfast table. Sometimes it was a tangible item like a kite or a ski jacket, and sometimes it was a simple dark chocolate vanilla buttercream candy. My mom always made Valentine's Day special, even if it was just one small thing. And I think that's all that you should strive for this holiday. Show the people in your life that you love them. It doesn't have to be a gift, it can be a favor, or something you do like shoveling the driveway or even picking flowers. But, it can also definitely be a sweet treat that just makes them smile. It's really the thought that counts with this holiday!

strawberry glazed donuts

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Quick & Easy: Because my mom always made breakfast the time to show love on Valentine's Day, I thought I'd make these Strawberry Glazed Baked Donuts incase you want to do the same with some Valentine's Day donuts. When making baked donuts, they really don't take much time at all, so you can easily make them in the morning!

Naturally Pink: These Valentine's Day donuts are a simple and moist baked cake donuts are topped with a homemade glaze. I use fresh strawberries in this glaze to make them naturally pink without the use of any artificial colors!

Festive AF: This simple recipe for Valentine's Day donuts is festive AF without any artificial colors! I top them with natural pink sprinkles that are colored with fruits and vegetables to make them scream Valentine's Day. I love that there are better for you options for decorating now, so it's easier to be a little festive! I list all the sprinkle links below!

strawberry glazed donuts

Ingredients for Strawberry Glazed Baked Donuts

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Frontier Co-Op Organic Korintje Cinnamon

Frontier Co-Op Organic Nutmeg

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream

Organic Valley Cream Cheese

Organic Maple Syrup

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Organic Canola Oil Cooking Spray

Organic Strawberries

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Organic Valley Grassmilk

ColorKitchen Foods Nonpareil Confetti Sprinkles

India Tree Nature's Colors Heart Sprinkles

strawberry glazed donuts

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer (or hand mixer will work)

USA Pan Donut Pan

Piping Bags

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How to Make Strawberry Glazed Baked Donuts

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Step 2

To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, cane sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt and whisk together to combine.

Add the egg, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, maple syrup, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined into a thick batter. Transfer the batter to a piping bag.

Step 3

Spray the donut pans with canola oil cooking spray. Pipe the batter into into the pans, or if you don’t want to pipe, you can also just spoon it into the pans too!

Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pans. (If you're baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking instructions).

Step 4

To make the glaze: In a medium bowl, add the strawberries and muddle them. Next add the powdered sugar and milk and whisk together until you have a smooth glaze.

Dip the tops of each donut into the glaze and set back on the parchment paper. Top them with rainbow sprinkles or heart sprinkles.

strawberry glazed donuts

FAQ's

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, if you want to make them a day ahead you totally can! Just be sure to store them properly so they don't dry out. As these are baked cake donuts, they need to be store in an airtight container or a cake dome is a great option!

Do I need a mixer for this recipe?

I always use my stand mixer as it's hands free and I prefer it. But, you do not need a stand mixer for this recipe, a hand mixer will work just fine! And, even if you don't have a hand mixer, you can do all of this by hand, it will just be a bit more work.

Can I use another fruit besides strawberries?

Yes, if you want to use raspberries or blackberries they would also be delicious in this recipe!

What if I want a thicker glaze?

If you want a thicker glaze, omit the milk completely, or use just a small amount. The strawberries have natural juices that come out and will create a liquid for the glaze. So, if you want a thicker glaze, then use less milk or no milk at all.

strawberry glazed donuts
strawberry glazed donuts

Strawberry Glazed Baked Donuts

Mimi Council
These cake-like baked donuts are topped with a strawberry glaze and rainbow sprinkles for an easy brunch treat that takes less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Makes 12 donuts
Calories 376 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Batter

Glaze

  • 170 grams strawberries (finely chopped)
  • 284 grams powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, cane sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt and whisk together to combine.
  • Add the egg, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, maple syrup, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined into a thick batter. Transfer the batter to a piping bag.
  • Spray the donut pans with canola oil cooking spray. Pipe the batter into into the pans, or if you don’t want to pipe, you can also just spoon it into the pans too!
  • Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pans.
  • To make the glaze: In a medium bowl, add the strawberries and muddle them. Next add the powdered sugar and milk and whisk together until you have a smooth glaze.
  • Dip the tops of each donut into the glaze and set back on the parchment paper. Top them with rainbow sprinkles or heart sprinkles.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

High Altitude — Bake at 400°F for 8 to 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 192mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 1gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 558IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 1mg
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