How to Make Strawberry Frosted Donuts?

Do you love Dunkin’ Donut’s strawberry frosted donuts? Who doesn’t! They are delicious, and fortunately for us, they are so easy to make at home.

In this recipe, we will show you how to bake donuts using a simple batter and a delicious strawberry frosting. It’s so delicious! The best part is that the strawberry frosting can be made with fresh strawberries or strawberry jam, whichever you prefer.

And, it’ll save you money since you will be making them at home, rather than going out of the house and buying them at a bakery. Win!

Ready to begin? Go ahead and grab your ingredients. Let’s get baking!

Ingredients You Will Need

Ingredients You Will Need

Strawberry frosted donuts are pretty straightforward. There are a few kitchen tools and ingredients you’ll need for them, but thankfully, many of them are not only inexpensive but probably things you already have in your kitchen pantry. No need to go out and buy a bunch of expensive equipment.

Kitchen Tools

As mentioned, to make these fabulous donuts, you will need a few kitchen tools. Don’t worry, nothing fancy is required.

You will need:

  • A donut pan
  • A whisk
  • A small bowl
  • A medium bowl
  • A piping bagor Ziploc bag with the corner cut off
  • A food processor or blender


Once you’ve grabbed your kitchen tools, it’s time to grab your ingredients.

You will need:


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Strawberry Frosting

  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and blended (or 3 tbsp strawberry jam)
  • 1-2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp of water, cream, or milk (as needed)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pink food coloring, store-bought or made naturally at home, as needed
  • Rainbow sprinkles, as needed

Step by Step on How to Make Strawberry Frosted Donuts

Cooking the Donuts

  • First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and then spray a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set the donut pan aside.
  • In a large or medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Then in a small bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together until smooth: egg, melted butter, whole milk, and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing them with a spoon or stand mixer until all the ingredients are well combined. Be careful not to overly mix, however.
  • The batter should be thick but pourable. If it’s too thick, add a little milk until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • Fill each donut cavity in your donut pan about three-fourths full with batter. To make this process easier, we suggest that you spoon your donut batter into a piping bag (or a Ziploc bag) with the tip cut off so you can pipe the dough into each donut cavity.
  • Bake your donuts for about 8-10 minutes or until the donuts are lightly golden brown and cooked through. Allow them to cool slightly before transferring them to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.

Making the Frosting

  • For the strawberry frosting, start by pureeing the fresh strawberries in a food processor or blender (or you can also use strawberry jam). In a medium bowl, mix together the confectioners’ sugar, strawberry puree (or jam), milk (or water or cream), and the vanilla extract until the frosting is smooth.

Expert Tip: If the frosting is too thick, add a little milk until it reaches the desired consistency.

  • Add a few drops of pink food coloring and mix it in thoroughly.
  • Pipe or spread the strawberry frosting onto each donut. If the frosting is too watery, then dip one-half of the donut in a bowl of frosting, and then turn the donut upright on a cooling rack to dry.
  • Also, be sure to put a baking sheet with a rim underneath the cooling rack to catch the frosting drips. This will make cleanup much faster.
  • Lastly, top the donuts with rainbow sprinkles and let the frosting dry. Then enjoy your tasty treat!

How to Make Strawberry Frosted Donuts

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make strawberry frosted donuts without a donut pan?

Great question. Yes, you can! If you don’t have a donut pan, you can use a muffin tin. Just spray the muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and fill each cavity about three-fourths full with batter.

Baking time may vary from what was directed for the donut pan instructions, so check on your donuts as they bake. Use a toothpick to check the donut’s middle, and remove them from the oven when they’re golden brown.

Can I make strawberry frosted donuts without a food processor or blender?

Yes, you can! If you don’t have a food processor or blender, you can use strawberry jam instead of fresh strawberries. Just mix together the confectioners’ sugar, strawberry jam, milk (or water or cream), and vanilla extract until smooth.

Can I store strawberry frosted donuts?

Yes, you can store strawberry frosted donuts. They are best when they’re eaten the same day as when they’re made, but if you must store them, simply use an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.

Can you make these donuts gluten free?

Yes, you can make strawberry frosted donuts gluten free. The simplest way to do that is by substituting the all-purpose flour for gluten free all-purpose flour. Then you should be good to go! Double check the instructions on your gluten free flour, though, in case you need to adjust the cooking time or amount of liquids you add to your donut batter.

Now You Know How to Make Strawberry Frosted Donuts

So there you have it, our recipe for strawberry frosted donuts!

If you are looking for a delicious way to start your day, this recipe is perfect for you. Or you can even have it for dessert throughout the day.

And like we mentioned before, the best part is that it’s so simple and fun to make. Yum! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

What is your favorite flavor of donuts? Let us know in the comments below. Happy baking!

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