Valentine's Day Donuts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 18
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 + 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
For the Icing
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
For Decorating
  • red or pink gel food colouring
  • Mixed types of sprinkles
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 and grease a donut pan.

  2. First, prepare your donut batter. To do this, combine the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry ingredients in another. In the dry bowl you will have your flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In the wet ingredient bowl you will have your butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and milk. Whisk the wet and dry bowls separately and then add your wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until the mixture is completely combined with no clumps.

  3. Pour your batter into a piping bag or a ziplock bag and cut off the corner to make your own piping bag. Slowly pipe your mixture into the donut tray. Do not over fill your pan because the mixture will slightly rise 

  4. Bake your donuts in the oven for 10 minutes. Watch carefully as donuts bake very very quickly compared to other desserts! They always catch me off guard with being complete much sooner than you would like. 

  5. Remove from your donut tray and allow to cool before decorating. 

To Ice your Donuts
  1. Combine your icing ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth. If you feel your mixture could be a bit more liquid then add extra milk one tablespoon at a time. 

  2. Once your donuts are cool it is time to glaze them! To glaze the top of your donut, simply dip the donut flat into the icing bowl and remove it allowing excess to drip off the top before turning the donut upright. Add sprinkles when your icing is still wet!

  3. To make your donuts with varying shades of pink icing, start first by adding the tiniest bit of red food colouring to your bowl of icing and dip as many donuts as you would like in that particular shade. Then add a tiny bit more red colouring to the bowl with each donut to get a deeper shade of pink for the icing. Once you have added the colouring you cant go be sure to do all the lighter donuts you would like before adding in any more colour! Decorate each donut differently and have fun with it!