Buttermilk Cake Doughnuts with Fresh Strawberry Glaze

These buttermilk cake doughnuts with strawberry glaze are  an adorable sweet treat for anyone. Tender doughnuts dipped in a fresh strawberry glaze, SO delicious!

If I was a doughnut I’d want to be covered in strawberry glaze.

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Strike that. If I was any baked good… I’d want to be glazed in strawberry. It’s shiny, pink and well deliciously sweet and strawberry-y. Can’t you just see banana muffins with strawberry glaze? Chocolate cake with straaaawberrrry glaze? Heck toast and strawberry glaze would be fabulous.

It’s spring break in our house, the weather is finally starting to show signs of spring so we kicked it off with homemade baked doughnuts. My girls LOVE these and my youngest says these doughnuts taste like fancy strawberry shortcake and requests that next time we top them with whipped cream. Genius.

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Lately I’ve been going through strawberries left and right. I keep two containers in my fridge on the regular because I love to put them in my morning bowl of granola. But what’s better than fresh strawberries in granola? Strawberries in a glaze all over your freshly baked doughnuts, that’s what.

I just zipped a few strawberries with a cup of powdered sugar in my mini food processor. The berries natural juices magically turned it all into a perfectly pink sticky glaze.

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I’m pretty picky when it comes to cake. If it’s cheesecake then I’m all about it… but if I had to pick a favorite real-cake, buttermilk would be it. It’s naturally tender from the tangy buttermilk… but it’s so simple and plain… but so good. I’m horrible at explaining this aren’t I? I think it’s best you make these asap to fully understand their awesomeness.

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In a large bowl combine the cake flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.

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Whisk until combined and set off to the side.

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In a medium bowl, crack in two eggs…

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Pour in 3/4 cup of grapeseed oil…

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…3/4 cup of buttermilk…

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…and 1-1/4 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.

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Whisk that too until combined.

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Pour the wet into the dry… 

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…and then simply stir until smooth.

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Lightly grease a  doughnut pan with melted butter.

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Spoon the cake batter into the prepared pan 3/4 of the way full.

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Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.  Let the doughnuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes before using a thin rubber spatula to gently easy the doughnuts out of the pan to cool on a wire rack. Use a kitchen towel to remove any crumbs from the pan before buttering and repeating with remaining batter.

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To make the glaze; hull and slice up about a half cup of quartered fresh strawberries.

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Quickly chop up the strawberries before adding in a cup of powdered sugar. Secure the lid and process until completely smooth.

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Pour the strawberry glaze into a shallow bowl.

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Once the buttermilk doughnuts are cool it’s time to glaze.

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Dip the doughnuts halfway into the glaze.

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Turn the doughnut sideways to drip any excess glaze back into the bowl.

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Ta-da!

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All that’s left to do is start shoveling these into your mouth. 

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The sweet icing and the moist buttermilk cake doughnuts make it really hard to stop after one. So don’t fight it. Just-keep-shoveling.

recipeEnjoy! And if you give these Buttermilk Cake Doughnuts a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Buttermilk Cake Doughnuts with Fresh Strawberry Glaze

These tender buttermilk cake doughnuts with strawberry glaze are an adorable sweet treat for anyone. The fresh strawberry glaze absolutely makes it!

Yield: 12 doughnuts

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter, melted

2 cups cake flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

2 large eggs

3/4 cup grapeseed oil

3/4 cup buttermilk

1-1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup quartered fresh strawberries

1 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and grease a doughnut pan with melted butter.

In a large bowl combine the cake flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine and set off to the side.

In a medium bowl combine the two eggs, grapeseed oil, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth and pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients.

Use a rubber spatula to stir until the dry and wet ingredients are combined.

Spoon the cake batter into the prepared pan until 3/4 of the way full. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.

Remove and let the doughnuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes before running a thin rubber spatula around their edges and gently removing the baked doughnuts to a wire rack to cool completely.

With a kitchen towel, wipe the remaining crumbs out of the doughnut pan before greasing with more melted butter and filling with the remaining batter and baking.

In a small food processor, add the quartered strawberries and pulse until finely chopped. Add in the cup of powdered sugar and blend until completely smooth. Pour it into a shallow bowl and dip half of each cooled doughnut into the glaze.

Serve immediately.

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14 Responses to “Buttermilk Cake Doughnuts with Fresh Strawberry Glaze”

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    Kathryn — April 7, 2014 at 4:23 am

    I love that pretty pink glaze!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 7, 2014 at 7:56 am

    These donuts look so yummy!! LOVE this recipe!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — April 7, 2014 at 9:18 am

    I would trade my morning oatmeal for one of these gorgeous doughnuts any day. Heck, I’d trade my right arm. Yum!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — April 7, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Buttermilk. Strawberry Glaze. I just glazed over ; )

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    Maria | Pink Patisserie — April 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    These have my name all over them! I love how simple and fresh the icing is! Happy Spring!

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — April 7, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Yesss, a dollop of whipped cream would be perfection. Love these springy dougnuts!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — April 7, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Yup – these are the song of my strawberry loving heart!!

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    Katie @ The Surly Housewife — April 8, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Wow. Speechless. These look so yummy 🙂

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    Linda romer — April 8, 2014 at 6:48 am

    These donuts look amazing and delicious. I think I will dust off my donut pan and start baking. Thank you for all the wonderful recipies.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — April 9th, 2014 @ 10:09 am

      You are so welcome! Thank YOU Linda for cooking along

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — April 8, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    These are so pretty! Love that strawberry glaze!!

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    Rebecca {foodie with family} — April 11, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I wish my COMPUTER was covered in that strawberry glaze. Gosh. I mean, I could just eat that with a spoon!

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    leslie — April 15, 2014 at 7:14 am

    OH.MY.HEAVENS! That glaze!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — April 15th, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

      It’s all about the glaze

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