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Neapolitan Donuts

These Neapolitan Donuts are so easy! Baked chocolate donuts with strawberry frosting and a white chocolate drizzle. A perfect weekend breakfast!

Homemade donuts are worth getting out of bed for! Give these Cherry Frosted Donuts and these Chai Donuts a try next.

Neapolitan Donuts: baked chocolate donuts with a strawberry glaze and white chocolate drizzle. Ready in 30 minutes!
Neapolitan Donuts: baked chocolate donuts with a strawberry glaze and white chocolate drizzle. Ready in 30 minutes!

Strawberry Frosted Chocolate Donuts

Who else loves Neapolitan ice cream? I love seeing the colors side by side and the mix of flavors.

Most of all I love getting to eat three delicious ice cream flavors at once!

Today’s donut recipe gets its name from Neapolitan, a variety of ice cream with equal parts vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavors.

  • It’s based on my Easy Baked Chocolate Donuts recipe.
  • I topped these with a pretty pink strawberry frosting.
  • Melted white chocolate and sprinkles make the donuts look picture perfect!

Looking for a fried donut recipe? These Cookies ‘N Cream Donuts are made with biscuit dough and fried on the stove top! Another amazing breakfast for a special occasion or any time you need a little boost of sugar in the morning.

When it comes to baked donuts, it doesn’t get much better than these strawberry frosted chocolate goodies!

Neapolitan Donuts: baked chocolate donuts with a strawberry glaze and white chocolate drizzle. Ready in 30 minutes!

Ingredient Notes

This recipe starts by mixing up a chocolate donut batter. You’ll need:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Baking powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla – I love baking with homemade vanilla extract
  • Butter – Melted in the microwave before using.

And to make the strawberry frosting, you will need:

  • Heavy cream – For a rich flavor and thick consistency.
  • Milk – You can use any kind.
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Strawberry gelatin powder – Regular JELL-O mix (not sugar free) adds color and flavor.
  • White chocolate bar – This is melted and blended in with the frosting. Save some extra melted white chocolate for drizzling over the frosted donuts!

I also decorated the donuts with white sprinkles. They look so pretty with the bright pink strawberry frosting.

Not into sprinkles (or don’t have any)? No problem! You’ll enjoy these pink frosted donuts either way.

Tips and Tricks

  • Spray your donut pan with baking spray first. If you don’t have baking spray, use the wrapper from your butter stick! Rub the inside of the wrapper over the bottom of each mold form.
  • To fill the donut pans, transfer the batter to a ziploc bag. Snip of the end and evenly pipe the donut batter into the molds. You can use this same method for drizzling the white chocolate over the frosted donuts later.
  • Bake and cool slightly on a wire rack before frosting.
  • You can substitute an equal amount of white chocolate chips for the chocolate bar. Use a food scale if possible for accurate measuring. 4 oz. will be equal to about half a cup of chocolate chips.

These donuts disappear almost as doon as they hit the table. Have a strong pot of coffee ready to wash down your chocolatey breakfast baked goods!

Neapolitan Donuts: baked chocolate donuts with a strawberry glaze and white chocolate drizzle. Ready in 30 minutes!

Recipe FAQs

Why are they called “Neapolitan” donuts?

These strawberry frosted chocolate donuts are named after Neapolitan ice cream which has chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream side by side. Neapolitan donuts have a similar flavor combo and an identical brown, pink and white color combo.

Can I freeze leftover donuts?

Yes, these donuts freeze well with or without the frosting. No one ever regrets having a few extra baked chocolate donuts stashed away in the freezer for a quick breakfast!

How can I make a different flavored frosting?

To make different frosting flavors, substitute the strawberry gelatin powder with whatever flavor you’d like.
Cherry, orange and raspberry are other fruity flavors that pair well with chocolate.

How many donuts does this recipe make? Can I double it?

In a standard donut pan, this recipe makes 10 donuts. You can definitely double the ingredients in recipe to get more donuts!

Yield: 10 donuts

Neapolitan Donuts

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Neapolitan Donuts: baked chocolate donuts with a strawberry glaze and white chocolate drizzle. Ready in 30 minutes!

Ingredients

For the donuts:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup plus 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the frosting:

  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons strawberry gelatin powder (not sugar free)
  • 4 ounce white chocolate bar (I use Ghirardelli), divided
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • sprinkles, optional

Instructions

For the donuts:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add eggs, milk, vanilla and melted butter. Beat for several minutes until well blended.
  2. Spray a donut pan with baking spray. Fill each donut cavity about ¾ full (I use a large ziploc bag and snip off the corner to do this neatly). Makes about 10 donuts.
  3. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and remove from pan onto a wire rack.

For the frosting:

  1. While the donuts are baking, make the frosting. In a small saucepan on medium-low heat, combine the cream, milk, butter, vanilla, and gelatin powder. Heat until butter is completely melted. Turn heat to low. Add in 3 ounce of the white chocolate. Stir constantly until the white chocolate is melted and blended. Remove from heat.
  2. Add powdered sugar ½ cup at a time, whisking between each addition until desired consistency (using the 1 ½ cup as a guide).
  3. Dip cooled donuts into strawberry frosting and place on parchment paper. Melt remaining 1 oz white chocolate in a small bowl for 30-45 seconds in the microwave (stirring once halfway through). Place white chocolate in a small ziploc bag and snip off the corner. Drizzle over strawberry frosting and add sprinkles immediately. ENJOY

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1 donut

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 453Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 439mgCarbohydrates: 78gFiber: 2gSugar: 55gProtein: 6g

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Strawberry frosting and rich chocolate make these Neapolitan Donuts a new favorite treat for breakfast or any time of day!

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Posted on January 19, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. I can see why they disappeared so quickly! Not only are the adorable but they sound fantastic! I guess I know what I’ll be making this weekend. 

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