Monday, February 13, 2012

Cherry Donuts

Another Valentine's Day goodie! I love donuts! They are my number one weakness! And since I have joined Pinterest I have pinned a lot of donut recipes. This past weekend I finally bought a donut pan! The next morning we had these donuts for breakfast. They are amazing! I adapted the recipe from If you don't own a donut pan, you need to get one ASAP so you can bake these little gems!
Filling the pan can be messy if you aren't careful.... I was not careful.

Cherry Donuts
  • Donuts:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 15 maraschino cherries, chopped
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice
  • 5-6 tablespoons milk
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients; flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Whisk together until combined.
  3. Add eggs, melted butter, vanilla and milk. Mix well.
  4. Fold in chopped cherries.
  5. Place a large resealable bag in a tall glass and fill bag with batter, close tightly.
  6. Snip off corner, pipe batter into doughnut pan.
  7. Fill only 1/2 full, making sure not to cover the inside hole with batter.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, cool completely.
  9. Add powdered sugar and cherry juice to small bowl, gradually add milk a little at a time until desired consistency. If you want to spread your icing use less milk. If you want to dip the donuts in the icing (like I did) use more milk.
  10. Frost doughnuts or hold upside down and dip.

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