Fresh Strawberry Glazed Baked Doughnuts
Spongey white cake doughnuts are topped with a fresh strawberry glaze for a sweet breakfast treat!
When my mother-in-law got me a doughnut pan last Christmas, my first thought was: OH NOOOO.
Quickly followed by a: OH YESSSSS!!!
I mean, when my husband got me a deep fryer two Christmases ago, that only meant trouble.
But baked doughnuts?
I’m going to eat doughnuts anyway, so if they’re baked instead of deep fried, all the better.
When I got my pan, I was pretty excited to try one of the many baked donuts recipes I had seen all over the internet. I finally settled on a baked chocolate doughnut recipe from a very popular baking blog…and well, let’s just say I was MAJORLY underwhelmed, as were my husband and two friends.
I thought, if this is what baked doughnuts taste like, then I only want the deep fried variety. I’m all for baking things if it tastes awesome and cuts calories too, but not at the expense of deliciousness.
Well, the other day I came across this recipe on Saveur and I thought maybe it was time for another try. Especially since strawberries are coming into season right now and my fridge is full of them.
Now I can happily say that yes, baked doughnuts can be just as good or even BETTER than deep fried doughnuts.
These doughnuts are darned good plain, but with the fresh strawberry glaze…oh my. I’ve made them three times this week. You know, to make up for lost time with my doughnut pan. I hope you try them!
Start by combining your four dry ingredients, which includes flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt:
Then combine grapeseed oil, milk, an egg, vinegar, and vanilla:
Whisk and mix the dry and wet ingredients together to make a doughnut batter:
And evenly distribute the doughnut batter in a six-well doughnut pan:
13 minutes in the oven, let them cool, and they’re ready to be glazed:
Cut up some fresh strawberries and stick them in food processor to puree.
Then add confectioners sugar to the fresh strawberry puree until a light pink glaze forms:
And now, let each doughnut faceplant into this fresh strawberry glaze:
Note that these doughnuts will soak up the glaze as they sit, which I LOVE.
I intentionally put in extra egg to the batter so the crumb is very tender, airy, and spongy.
Enjoy my friends! And this is the doughnut pan that I use. Happy baking!
Strawberry Glazed Baked Doughnuts
- 2.5 oz all purpose flour, by weight (1/2 cup, measured)
- 6 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup neutral oil
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp vinegar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries to end up with 1/4 cup puree
- 6 oz confectioners sugar, by weight (1.5 cups, measured)
- butter or oil for greasing the pan
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 6-well donut pan with butter or oil.
- In a medium bowl, whisk to combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In another bowl, whisk to combine the oil, milk, egg, vinegar, and vanilla extract. Add this liquid to the dry ingredients and whisk until the two are *just* combined. It’s okay if the batter is lumpy, as you don’t want to overstir and make the donuts tough.
- Evenly divide the batter into the six donut wells, which is about 2.5 tbsp per well. Bake for 13 minutes until a toothpick inserted into one of the donuts comes out cleanly (or rather, without any wetness).
- Let the donuts cool while you prepare the strawberry glaze.
- Puree the fresh strawberries in a food processor or blender until smooth. Pour this into a low bowl and whisk in the confectioners sugar a little bit at a time, until fully absorbed. Dip the cooled donuts into the strawberry glaze, and devour! Note that the donuts will absorb the glaze because they are so airy, and I love that about them! Enjoy.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
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39 Comments on “Fresh Strawberry Glazed Baked Doughnuts”
Is the dough tight enough that you could fry them?
Hi Johnna, unfortunately no. They really need the pan.
In your instructions you said you intentionally added extra egg to the batter to lighten the crumb. How much additional egg do you add to the donuts?
These look absolutely divine!! I can’t wait to make them!! I went to the grocery store this evening so I would have all the ingredients to make them tomorrow. I will definitely be making a triple batch so I can give some to my in-law’s.
Thanks for the yummy looking recipe!! I’m sure they will taste as yummy as they look!!
Hi Cindy, sorry I couldn’t get to this sooner. I’ve been traveling for a couple weeks and just returned. The extra egg is accounted for in the amount listed in the recipe. I doubled the egg from the original recipe I adapted it from (linked up top), from 1/2 an egg to 1 whole egg. So the amounts should be correct. Also, not sure how close your in-laws are, but the glaze will soak into the doughnuts so you might want to do a more hard-setting glaze like chocolate instead of the strawberry. Enjoy!
I didn’t have any strawberries but great recipe! They were good plain. Can’t wait to try them with the strawberry glaze.
Happy to hear you enjoyed them!
We made these donuts yesterday morning and they were AWESOME! I have a mini donut pan and they were super cute. 🙂 I love the strawberry glaze!
YAY!! A mini doughnut pan sounds great for this =)
Hi Sara, can I ask how long you baked these for in a mini pan as I am looking to do the same 🙂 thanks
Can the donuts be dipped in the glaze ahead of time or only right before serving? Thank you!
Hi Connie, since these are really cakey doughnuts, they soak up the glaze pretty quickly. I recommend right before serving.
I was wondering what other types of oils can you use to bake these beauties?
Hi Jolie, sorry I missed your comment previously. I only know of neutral oils that you can do here, like canola, grapeseed, vegetable, and so on. As far as something like a coconut oil for instance, I don’t know how that would turn out, but I think it would probably be okay.
These were fantastic! I didn’t make the strawberry glaze because we don’t have any at the moment. And, I don’t have a donut pan, instead i piped the batter into my greased mini bunt pan, they came out looking like fancy donuts! I also made a vanilla glaze and a chocolate dipping ganache and my boyfriend loved the donuts! Thank you so much for this recipe! It’s definitely going to be my go-to from now on.
That looks soooo good, I wish I copuld make this, I just bked somethingmyself, I made bluberry strusel muffins,so irresistable, you hav to try them. Bye! 🙂