These soft, cake-like Strawberry Frosted Donuts feature fresh strawberries and a delicious fresh strawberry glaze frosting. Pretty enough for company and the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.
These baked strawberry frosted donuts have been a labour of love and I'm really happy with the outcome.
Not quite a breakfast donut, enjoy them later with a cup of coffee or tea.
If you love baked donuts, try my blueberry baked donuts next!
A full list of ingredients and amounts needed may be found at the bottom of this page. Below you will find a few notes about specific key ingredients.
- large egg - at room temperature. Take egg out of refrigerator 30 to 60 minutes before starting the recipe.
- buttermilk - use fresh buttermilk or you can make a buttermilk substitutes. (see notes section on recipe card)
- powdered sugar or confectioners sugar, icing sugar
- vanilla extract - I highly recommend using pure vanilla extract for best flavour or you can use artificial vanilla extract.
- fresh strawberries - I do not recommend using frozen strawberries in donuts. They tend to be a bit mushy.
step by step instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease donut pan or spray with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
In a separate mixing bowl, beat egg then whisk together buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla extract.
Add dry ingredient to wet ingredients and stir just until moistened. Gently fold in the diced strawberries.
Transfer batter in three separate batches to a decorating bag or ziplock bag. Once filled, cut a hole in the bottom of the bag that is just a bit smaller than the size of the donut shape.
You can also spoon in the batter by hand using a small spoon instead of using the bag. Do not overfill.
Bake in 350°F oven for 15 minutes.
Cool for five minutes. Remove from pan and set on wire rack with a piece of parchment paper underneath it.
For the frosting:
In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, finely chopped strawberries, vanilla and two tablespoons of the milk. You may need to add another tablespoon to reach a consistency that is suitable for dipping the donuts.
Turn the donuts upside down and dip into the frosting and allow to drip off. Place back on wire rack and allow to set for 15 minutes.
storage and freezing instructions
Store cooled donuts in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 days.
Donuts can be placed without frosting in an airtight container and frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw, then prepare frosting and frost when ready to eat. I do not recommend freezing frosted donuts.
Stir strawberry jam into frosting instead of the diced strawberries. (2 to 3 tablespoons)