I love baking these Strawberry Glazed Baked Donuts! 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!
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!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
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. When making baked donuts, they really don't take much time at all, so you can easily make them in the morning!
These simple and moist baked cake donuts are topped with a homemade glaze and I use fresh strawberries in this glaze to make them naturally pink without the use of any artificial colors! I also topped them with natural sprinkles that are colored with fruits and vegetables as well. I love that there are better for you options for decorating now, so it's easier to be a little festive!
Ingredients for Strawberry Glazed Baked Donuts
Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)
Organic Canola Oil Cooking Spray
Stand Mixer (or hand mixer will work)
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.
Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Strawberry Glazed Baked DonutsDifficulty: Easy
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!
255 grams (2 cups) organic all purpose flour
170 grams (3/4 cup) organic cane sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoons organic cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon organic nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 organic large egg
1 cup organic heavy whipping cream
57 grams (2 ounces) organic cream cheese
1 tablespoon organic maple syrup
6 tablespoons organic salted butter, melted
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
organic canola oil cooking spray
6 organic strawberries, finely chopped
284 (2 cups) organic powdered sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons organic milk
- 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 wooden pick 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.
- High Altitude — Bake at 400°F for 8 to 12 minutes, or until a wooden pick comes out clean.
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