• Andrea

Easy Vanilla Heart-Shaped Donuts!

As a busy mom, give me anything that can take something ordinary and make it feel extraordinary. I don't have that much time to create magic, so sometimes it's about taking what's right in front of you and flipping it into something special.


Queue the cutest donut pan from Target! I mean...the hearts, the pink. I ended up buying every heart shaped baking pan from Trudeau at Target because...I don't know. Do we ever know why we buy all the things from Target?!


And so, easy peasy! We can take an easy donut recipe and have some fun decorating the donuts for love season! With this 10 minute recipe, we were able to get some really cute AND delicious donuts out of the oven and into our bellies quick!


Here's what was needed:


For Donuts:

  • 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour

  • ⅓ cup (70g) granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter melted

  • 1 egg

  • ⅓ cup+1½tablespoon (100ml) skim milk feel free to use full fat milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



For vanilla glaze:

  • ½ cup (80g) powdered sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch of salt

  • 1-2 tablespoons milk, for glazy consistency you might need closer to 2

I added some pink food coloring to add into one glaze batch.



This recipe is really easy! You'll want to:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F

  2. Grease donut pan

  3. Mix dry ingredients (salt, baking powder, sugar and flour)

  4. In separate bowl, mix wet ingredients (eggs, vanilla, butter, milk)

  5. Pour wet into dry and stir until completely combined

  6. Spoon/pipe into donut pan

  7. Bake for 8-10 min

  8. Let cool before decorating

For the glaze, you'll want to mix all the ingredients until the consistency becomes, well, a glaze. This is where you might need an extra spoon of milk if your mixture is too thick. The milk will help the consistency.


When you're ready to decorate, I just dipped my donuts right into the glaze one at a time and sprinkled right after. If you let the glaze dry before sprinkling, they might not stick! So I went one at a time...dip glaze, sprinkle, set down to cool...next.




I hope you enjoy these and have fun with them, bon appetit!



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