Yield: 6 servings

Cherry Frosted Donuts Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

These Cherry Frosted Donuts have a tender, moist cake-like texture with a dreamy cherry frosting! Perfect for holidays, Valentine's Day, or general breakfast enjoyment.


For the Donut

  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

For the Frosting

  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon cherry gelatin mix
  • 2 oz white chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Spray donut pan with non stick baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, begin making the donut batter. Combine the sugar with butter and beat until blended. Add in the egg. Mix in the milk, flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined (about 1-2 minutes).
  3. Once it's all combined, spoon it into a large ziploc bag and snip off the corner. Then squeeze into each donut cavity, evenly distributing the batter between donuts.
  4. Bake for 10-13 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool in pan about 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.
  5. While donuts are cooling, make the cherry frosting. In a small saucepan on medium low heat, mix together the cream, milk, butter, vanilla and cherry gelatin mix. When butter is completely melted, turn heat to low and add in the white chocolate. Whisk until blended.
  6. Remove from heat and whisk in the powdered sugar, adding it slowly until desired consistency.
  7. Dip each donut into the glaze, allow to cool. (optional- sprinkle with toppings). Allow frosting to set (about 15 minutes). Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 donut

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 412Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 273mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 6g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice

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