Have I got a scrumptious Valentine’s Day idea for you. Glazed Raspberry Donuts. Yessirree, these donuts are fantastic. They are filled with fresh raspberries and almond extract. Then they’re glazed with a rich, vanilla and almond icing. They are absolutely mouthwatering. They are certainly terrific for a holiday breakfast like Valentine’s Day, Christmas or for birthdays and special occasions.
I’ve made these donuts several times in the past couple of months. I had a lot of fresh raspberries on hand in December. I was afraid they were going to go bad so I washed them, dried them, and then froze them. I’ve been taking out bags of raspberries for donuts ever since. Every time I make these donuts I get rave reviews.
Back in December, I made up six different kinds of donuts for John’s office. Blueberry, Cherry, Orange, Lemon Poppyseed, Pumpkin and Raspberry. Then in January I made several more. I made another batch of both blueberry and raspberry. I also made Buttermilk, Chocolate and Blackberry. I will probably make some different kinds in March.
Yes, I love baking donuts. And every group of people we share them with enjoys them just as much. I made donuts for our care group this past Friday and everyone oohed and aahhed over them. I’m making several batches in a couple of weeks for our College kids when we host them in our home for a game night.
These Glazed Raspberry Donuts with both vanilla and almond flavoring are the real deal. Everyone just loves these donuts. I recommend you give them a try as soon as you can. You’ll be salivating as soon as you take them out of the oven. Your family and friends will gobble them down in no time. 🙂 Be warned. Glazed Raspberry Donuts are addictive. You may find yourself making these donuts all the time to satisfy the sweet tooth cravings in your family.
Glazed Raspberry Donuts are awesome.
Raspberries with almond flavoring work so well together.
Glazed Raspberry Donuts make a terrific Valentine’s Day breakfast.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the donuts.
Place UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour in a mixing bowl. (Bleached flour toughens baked goods). Add sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Stir ingredients well to combine. Set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine sour cream, eggs and milk.
Whisk ingredients to combine.
Add oil, almond and vanilla extracts and melted butter.
Whisk again to combine.
Pour liquid mixture into dry mixture.
Stir very gently to combine. Even still, raspberries are a very fragile fruit so they will break up into small pieces when you stir.
Do not overmix the batter. Stir just until combined.
Spoon mixture into a zip lock bag. Cut off one corner.
Spray donut cavities with cooking spray. Pipe raspberry donut mixture into each cavity.
Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. After 2-3 minutes, place donuts on a cooling rack.
I used these ingredients for the icing.
Combine ingredients with a whisk.
Place the top of the donut in the icing.
Place on cooling rack.
Since it was December, I sprinkled some of the donuts with red sugar crystals. This must be done immediately after glazing the donut, or the crystals won’t adhere and will fall off.
Yes, I could have eaten a stack of donuts this high! 🙂
Glazed Raspberry Donuts are heavenly. Every bite will have you drooling.
Here’s the recipe.
GLAZED RASPBERRY DONUTS
(My own concoction)
Glazed Raspberry Donuts are wonderful for company breakfasts too.
If you enjoy raspberries, you’ll love these donuts.
Consider baking these donuts for Valentine’s Day, Fourth of July or even Christmas!