Fresh, hot and oh so yummy Strawberry French Vanilla Donuts. I am a total sucker for fresh donuts and a hot cup of coffee. I really can’t think of a better morning pick me up than that.
Instead of purchasing donuts from the local market I decided to try homemade donuts. I’ve seen a few homemade donut recipes on Pinterest and I’m intrigued with the donuts made from a cake mix. I had to give them a whirl.
I picked up a box of French Vanilla Cake Mix, strawberries, and heavy whipping cream.
I used the cake mix as the starting point. I then added three eggs and 1 cup of heavy whipping cream to the cake mix. After washing and dicing the strawberries, I gently added the berries to the mix.
Wilton carries a really cool donut pan. It makes homemade donuts super easy to make. To fill the donut pan, I added the mix by the spoonfuls. No special tools needed to fill the pan, just add the mix and that’s it.
Place pan in oven and bake for 10-12 min. After the donuts are done baking, I let them cool slightly prior to flipping them out of the pan. Then after they were cool I made a light sugar glaze using powdered sugar and water. Lightly dip the donuts in the glaze and let the glaze drip dry.
These donuts were a hit with my girls. Nothing like fresh berry donuts for breakfast. It’s a win!
I’ve included the instructions and recipe in a printable form below. Thanks for stopping by!
Strawberry French Vanilla Donuts
makes 24 donuts
1 French Vanilla Cake Mix
1 cup of diced strawberries
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 T water
Clean and dice strawberries.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium size bowl mix cake mix, eggs according to box and whipping cream.
Gently fold strawberries into donut batter.
Fill donut pan with the donut mix using a spoon. Fill each donut hole with batter, but don’t overfill. Place pan in 350-degree oven and bake for 10-12 min.
Allow donuts to cool slightly and then flip donuts out onto work area or bakers rack. Repeat with remaining donut mix.
After donuts have cooled mix powder sugar and water to create a glaze. Dip the top of each donut and flip on to bakers rack or work table. Allow glaze to drip and dry.
Serve or store in tight container.