Easy Homemade Strawberry Donuts

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Strawberry Cake Donuts dipped in strawberry glaze are a cross between a yummy strawberry cake and an old fashioned donut.

You know the ones I mean? That your mom or grandma used to fry up and then dip in sugar?

Only this recipe is just so easy, it’s like baking a cake. AND takes no time at all. I think the hardest part is dipping the baked donuts in the strawberry glaze!

So if you’re looking for a delightful strawberry recipe, that’s not your typical strawberry shortcake (so delicious I know!) Then please stick around. I promise you will love this recipe!

You will need: flour, strawberries, sugar, powdered sugar, eggs, kosher salt, canola oil, evaporated milk, vinegar, baking soda, light brown sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, pure vanilla extract, a donut pan for baking. Full ingredient list in the recipe.

two pictures of strawberry glazed donuts on white plates with blue gingham table mat and fresh strawberries

Homemade Donuts Memories

Now I’ve been talking about making homemade donuts for months.  Seriously.  I even bought my donut pan at Christmas! (Hint:  If you are heading to get one – buy the 20 donut pan shown below)

Strawberry donuts are just so pretty! All that lovely pink strawberry glaze covering a dense cake like donut that sweet with strawberries.

four homemade strawberry donuts on white plate with blue and white checked placemat and white milk glass bowl full of sliced strawberries

There was a time when you had to wait for strawberry season to make delicious desserts with those juicy plump berries.

But today we eat strawberries year round.  If you love strawberries as much as I do, be sure to check out my other great strawberry dessert recipes!


Homemade donuts are part of my childhood. Grandma would make them in the summer, when she would get the deep fryer out and cook in her summer porch.

The smells were amazing, and once cooled, these amazing little cakes were dredged in sugar and cinnamon. Almost like you get at the country fairs in summertime!

Homemade donuts are very hygge to me.


  • Grease your donut pan well, even if its no stick
  • Be sure to only fill 2/3 full with batter or you’ll end up with muffins
  • Follow the directions exactly
  • Let the donuts cool completely before dipping in the strawberry glaze
  • Use the right amount of powdered sugar for the glaze – we don’t want strawberry soup!
strawberry donuts cooling on a baker's rack


Can you make the donuts without a donut pan?

  • well you can but not sure why you would, the pan streamlines the process and you get the same size and shape for each one.

Can you deep fry strawberry donuts instead of baking them?

  • This is a baked donut recipe


I just love this donut pan by Wilton. It has 20 sections, so is really ideal. You can make almost two dozen donuts at once and it’s completely non stick. This one is recommended and has 5 star reviews!

20 section donut pan


Easy recipes are a part of every good cooks toolbox. You want something that’s quick to put together, but also a recipe that delivers the WOW factor when served. I think you will enjoy these:

  • Caramel & Chocolate Mousse in Puff Pastry – we take frozen puff pastry and make a delicious caramel mousse, fold in big chunks of Heath bars, and drizzle with chocolate.
  • Chocolate Cake – this is an old fashioned chocolate fudge cake, with a rich buttercream frosting. For fun we stuffed it with gooey chocolate caramels!
  • Grasshopper Pie – We whip up cool whip, creme de menthe, sweetened condensed milk and pile it on an oreo cookie pie crust, and sprinkle crushed oreo cookies overall.
  • Instant Pot Cheesecake – We have a few of these recipes but my favorite for summer is our Mint Chocolate IP Cheesecake. Once you make your cheesecakes in a pressure cooker, you’ll never go back!


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Easy Homemade Strawberry Donuts

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Easy Homemade Strawberry Donuts baked at home! This recipe is so easy you may never buy donuts again! Bake a big batch and pop them in the freezer.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 1 dozen
Calories 368 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar - light
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt - kosher
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 3/4 cup strawberries - finely chopped divided
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together oil, evaporated milk, vanilla, and eggs
  • Add to dry ingredients.
  • Stir just until combined, add vinegar, and mix thoroughly being careful not to overmix.
  • Fold in ½ cup strawberries.
  • Lightly grease a doughnut pan
  • Using a piping bag or freezer bag with a 1″ opening, pipe the filling into the pan
  • Fill molds three-quarters full and bake about 12 minutes

Strawberry Frosting Recipe:

  • Mix together remaining ¼ cup strawberries, powdered sugar, and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, mixing until you have a thick paste – you may need either more powdered sugar or lemon juice.
  • Place doughnuts on a cooling rack and with parchment paper underneath, spread glaze on tops.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 333mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.