Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine's Day Cherry Donuts

I love Valentine's Day for pretty much two reasons. Candy and treats! Yummmm. I mean, who doesn't love candy hearts and chocolate, right? So I knew I had to do a Valentine's Day baking post, like last year's Red Velvet Brownies. This year I went the donut route, and the came out pretty darn good! Added some pink and red sprinkles, and they were set to go!

Valentine's Day Cherry Donuts (recipe from Shugary Sweets)

For the Donuts:
  • 2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk 
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 15 maraschino cherries, chopped
For the Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • sprinkles

  1. In mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Mix until combined. Add in eggs, vanilla, milk and melted butter. Mix thoroughly. Fold in chopped cherries.
  2. Pour batter into a ziploc bag, snip off the corner of bag. Pipe into greased donut pans. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool in pans 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  3. For the frosting, heat cream in small saucepan until just before boiling. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Add more cream (or powdered sugar) until desired consistency.
  4. To frost donut, dip cooled donut into glaze. Set on wax paper, apply sprinkles immediately (if desired), and allow to set (about 15 minutes) before eating. Enjoy!

Perfect timing to whip some up before Sunday!


  1. These look so good! I made homemade donuts once, and I totally need to do it again. So fun!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  2. These look amazing! I've never tried to make homemade donuts, but now I want to! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Those look so yummy! I always think making home made donuts seems intimidating but this sounds simple enough
    Dresses & Denim

  4. What?!! These look so amazing! I wish I could grab one through the screen!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  5. Yum!! These looks so cute and delicious! Can't go wrong with donuts!!

    xo Dani

  6. Delicious. Love donuts so much...
    Best regards from Italy,

  7. I am not a donut fan but these seriously look SO good.


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