Try this easy, baked, Strawberry Frosted Donuts recipe. You’ll have warm, delicious donuts to enjoy in about 20 minutes! Use fresh strawberries for a fresh and fruity frosting that adds all the sweetness these donuts will need.
Have you ever craved a donut mid-week or over a long weekend but would do just about anything to stay in your PJ’s and not have to leave the house? It’s times like those that you need this baked donut recipe in your back pocket.
Baked donuts are easier than you might have guessed — and they taste great! This Strawberry Frosted Donut recipe includes a flavorful fresh strawberry icing and ideas to substitute for a plain glaze, in a pinch.
Make these pretty little glamour donuts for Valentine’s Day, or anytime you want to show your love to your closest friends and family.
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Strawberry Frosted Donuts
How to Make Baked Donuts:
- Start by preheating your oven and preparing your donut baking pan. This 2-pack Donut Baking Pan set is perfect for quickly making a dozen donuts at once when you have a crowd.
- You will also want to have a cooling rack ready and stacked on top of a baking sheet, like this. You’ll use these when your donuts come out of the oven for cooling and decorating your baked donuts.
- Now, you’ll start baking by combining your dry ingredients in one bowl and your wet ingredients in a second bowl. This helps ensure everything is well blended and makes it so you don’t over mix the batter with them combined.
- Fill your donut pan cavities. You can use a piping bag or a spoon, whatever is easiest. Don’t overfill your donut pan cavities – you’ll want them to be about 3/4 of the way full to allow room to rise.
- Bake for 8-10 and allow time for your donuts to cool before removing from the baking pan. Then transfer to the cooling rack.
How to Make a Donut Glaze:
- A simple glaze is made with powdered or confectioner’s sugar, vanilla flavoring, and a tiny amount of milk. You want to add just the smallest amount of milk, and increase as needed.
- The glaze will quickly transform from a thick, coarsely-blended sugary consistency to a thin glaze with just a few extra drops of milk.
- For this recipe, we’ll be making a fresh strawberry glaze so you’ll substitute milk for the fresh juice from a strawberry puree.
- Puree fresh strawberries and then press the puree into a fine mesh sieve to collect the pure, pulp free strawberry juice. Combine that with your powdered sugar to create a dippable frosting, or glaze.
- Dip your donuts face down into your strawberry donut glaze. Allow the glaze to drip off any excess, then dip again for a nice and thick glaze.
- Return your donuts to the cooling rack to drip as they cool and top your donuts with sprinkles, if desired, and allow to dry.
FAQ’s About Making Strawberry Donuts:
Q: Do I have to use a Strawberry Glaze?
A: Of course not! You can make a basic donut glaze by following the written steps above, substituting milk in place of the fresh strawberry juice. You can then flavor the glaze with vanilla or almond extract, or your own favorite flavoring.
Q: Can I add strawberries to the donut batter?
A: You can add your strawberry puree extras from the sieve to the batter for a more strawberry flavored donut. You’ll just need to prepare your strawberries before you start mixing so you can incorporate strawberry in with your wet ingredients.
Q: How do I get my strawberry frosting to be pink?
A: Strawberry juice won’t add a lot of color to your glaze. You can keep the color natural or add a pop of extra pink with just a few drops of pink food dye. The food coloring is completely optional, but does give a pretty coloring to the donuts.
Don’t be afraid to experiment and share your experiences in the comments to help others that may have the same question.
If you love this Baked Strawberry Donuts recipe, spend a view minutes checking out these yummy Breakfast Recipes you’ll also love:
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- Our Blueberry Pie Oatmeal feels like a dessert, but it’s a healthier breakfast alternative. Oatmeal helps you stay feeling full longer and the blueberries are great antioxidants!
- The Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes recipe from A Mom’s Take is a must-try recipe — don’t wait until fall!
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Strawberry Frosted Donuts Recipe
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Strawberry Glaze Ingredients
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1-2 cups powdered icing sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons cream or milk, as needed
- Pink food dye, as needed
- Pearl sprinkles, optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray your donut baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. Place a cooling rack over a baking tray for when you cool and decorate your donuts. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir together until well combined. Do not overmix.
- Fill each cavity of your prepared donut pan about 3/4 of the way full as they will rise when baking.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean and the donuts are springy and golden brown. Allow the donuts to cool for 2 minutes before removing from the pan and placing on the prepared cooling rack.
For the glaze:
- Puree the strawberries in a blender until smooth. Place a fine mesh sieve above a bowl or measuring cup and pour the strawberries in. You can discard what the sieve catches or use it in another recipe.
- Pour the strained strawberry puree into a small bowl and add confectioner's sugar until you form a dippable icing. You may also need to add a bit of cream depending on the consistency of your strawberries. The strawberries don't add a lot of color to the icing, so I added some pink food dye to really amp up the color.
- Dip each donut into the glaze, hold above the bowl to let the glaze drip off, and then re-dip to get a thick coating.
- Place the dipped donut on the cooling rack and immediately sprinkle on your choice of sprinkles. Repeat with all donuts. Let dry before packaging or serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 26mg Sodium: 152mg Carbohydrates: 34g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 24g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g