Strawberry Frosted Chocolate Donuts

Rich baked chocolate donuts smothered with a healthy portion of fresh strawberry frosting.

Strawberry frosted baked chocolate donuts | Rich chocolate donuts smothered in fresh strawberry frosting @sweetasacookie #donuts #strawberry

 This time of year we’re all hoping someone buys us a box of chocolate covered strawberries. Personally I would rather have a box of strawberry covered chocolates, but I don’t think they exist. If such a thing does exist please let me know in the comment section below.

Let’s get back to talking about these donuts. These rich chocolate donuts are baked to perfect and then they’re topped with a fresh strawberry frosting. I could probably eat the frosting by the spoonful but we’re going to save some for the donuts, mmkay? I thought about making strawberry donuts dipped in a chocolate glaze but that didn’t seem too original to me.

I like to do things different and backwards which is why I decided to take a chocolate donut and cover it in strawberry frosting. I really wanted to sprinkle the tops of the donuts with mini chocolate chips but when I went to my panty I had none (insert sad face here). 

Strawberry frosted baked chocolate donuts | Rich chocolate donuts smothered in fresh strawberry frosting @sweetasacookie #chocolate #donuts

If you happen to have mini chocolate chips in your pantry feel free to shower these donuts with a handful… or two. I won’t judge. If we’re being real here I want to share a secret with you. When I made these I may have actually ate one too many and by “one” I actually mean three.

I was making sure that the recipe was absolutely perfect before I shared it with you all. Guess what?! It obviously got my seal of approval 🙂 Since the donuts are chocolate they are on the richer side. I would go for a lighter dinner just so I could eat one or two of these.  

Strawberry frosted baked chocolate donuts | Rich chocolate donuts smothered in fresh strawberry frosting @sweetasacookie #chocolate #donuts #strawberry

The fresh strawberry frosting is so refreshing. I was super surprised when I found beautiful strawberries at the grocery store this time of year. They were on the pricey side but this girl has been craving fresh strawberries since strawberry season ended. I’ve been tossing a few chopped up strawberries into my morning oat cereal. 

I think tomorrow I’ll just chop up one of these donuts, place it in a bowl, and cover it in milk. That seems like a perfect breakfast in my eyes. 

Strawberry frosted baked chocolate donuts | Rich chocolate donuts smothered in fresh strawberry frosting @sweetasacookie #chocolate #strawberry

Are you the kind of person who eats donuts for breakfast? Honestly, it’s too much sugar for me. I prefer to eat them around lunch time if I’m going to have one. 

Strawberry Frosted Chocolate Donuts
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Chocolate Donuts
  1. 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  2. 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  3. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  4. 1/4 cup cornstarch
  5. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 cup buttermilk
  8. 2 large eggs
  9. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  10. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Strawberry Frosting
  1. 1/3 cup diced strawberries
  2. 1 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon softened butter
  4. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Grease a donut pan and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Once combined whisk in the buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla extract.
  5. Mix until almost all of the lumps are gone.
  6. Fill donut pan cavities 3/4 of the way full and bake for 10-12 minutes or until cake springs back when touched.
  7. Allow donuts to cool slightly before removing from the pan.
Strawberry Frosting
  1. In a small bowl slightly mash together the strawberries, butter, and powdered sugar until the mixture forms a thick frosting consistency.
  2. Stir in vanilla extract.
  3. Top the cooled donuts with a healthy portion of the frosting.
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    February 6, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    These look and sound so good! And hey, they’re baked not fried so go ahead and have 3!
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    Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire
    February 14, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    These look soo good! I would love to eat two or three of them. I don’t know of many strawsberry covered chocolates, but I believe Girl vs Dough made a truffle like that so maybe you can at least make some on your own to satisfy that craving? But really, for me at least, these doughnuts are more than enough to satisfy my cravings!
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    February 15, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    These look delicious!! I’m like you and was thrilled to see some fresh strawberries at the grocery and have been enjoying them with breakfast!!
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    Katie @ Pearls + Girls
    February 18, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Oh my, these look delicious! I can’t believe with all the baking equipment I’ve acquired over the years I just bought a donut pan. I guess I was holding out for a good from scratch recipe like this! I can’t wait to make these!
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    Cate | Chez CateyLou
    February 18, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    These look delicious!! I am obsessed with baked donuts, and yours are gorgeous! That frosting looks incredible. I made a similar recipe this time last year – I love getting a strawberry fix in winter! Also, strawberry covered chocolate…I think you are on to something….
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