Fluffy homemade Strawberry Cake Donuts - whip them up today!
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Strawberry Cake Donuts

There’s no better way to start the day than with homemade Strawberry Cake Donuts. It’s the perfect breakfast treat or even an afternoon snack. Each donut is speckled with bits of fresh strawberries, topped with a fresh strawberry glaze, and a drizzle of cream cheese frosting. They taste so fresh and sweet, one bite will have you completely hooked. Serve them to friends or family and they will be requesting them on the regular. Because the donuts are baked, they take no time at all to make. So head to the kitchen and whip up a batch today!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Yields: 18 donuts
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Jen Sobjack


For the donuts

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup finely chopped strawberries

For the strawberry glaze

  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

For the cream cheese glaze

  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Light spray a 3 6-cavity donut pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the butter, oil, and sugar together until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla and whisk until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, add the flours, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Stir with a whisk. Stir half the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, followed by the buttermilk, and the remaining flour. Stir just until combined after each addition. The batter will the thick. Gently fold in the strawberries.
  • Transfer the batter into a disposable piping bag or zip-top bag with a small corner cut off. Pipe the batter into the prepared donut pans filling each cavity 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes or until donuts spring back when pressed lightly with your fingertip. Cool on a wire rack. Dip the donuts in the strawberry glaze. Drizzle with cream cheese glaze. Store for up to 1 day at room temperature in an airtight container.

Make the strawberry glaze

  • Cook strawberries in a small saucepan over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The juice should be thickened. Remove from heat and press through a fine mesh sieve. Discard the pulp. Add confectioners' sugar to the juice, one cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. Use immediately or refrigerate up to 5 days in an airtight container. 

Make the cream cheese glaze

  • Combine all ingredients for the glaze in a small bowl and stir until well combined. Transfer to a plastic piping bag with the tip cut off. Use Immediately or refrigerate for up to 5 days in an airtight container.

Make ahead tip

  • Plain or glazed donuts can be frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Warm in the microwave for a couple seconds and enjoy!


1. You can make these using a mini or regular sized muffin tin. For a regular muffin pan, bake them for 18-20 minutes. For a mini muffin pan, bake them for 15-17 minutes.
2. Buttermilk is necessary for this recipe. Without it, the donuts will be dry. You can, however, use sour cream or plain Greek yogurt in its place.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 246kcal

Nutritional values here on my recipes should be used as a general guide only. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.