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Strawberry-Glazed Vanilla Bean Doughnuts

  • Author: Girl Versus Dough
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 23 mins
  • Yield: 6 doughnuts 1x



For the doughnuts:

  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cake flour, sifted
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped strawberries
  • Red gel food coloring (optional)
  • Sprinkles, for topping (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F (375 for a dark or nonstick doughnut pan). Lightly grease a 6-cavity doughnut pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter and egg until combined. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together cake flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla bean seeds.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients: stir to combine. Divide batter evenly in doughnut pan.
  4. Bake 8 to 12 minutes until doughnuts are baked through and spring back when lightly pressed. Cool 1 minute in pan, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before glazing.
  5. Make the glaze just before you plan to dip the doughnuts. In a medium bowl, stir together half the powdered sugar and all of the chopped strawberries until well combined. Let sit 1 minute, then add remaining powdered sugar and stir until a glaze forms. Dye with a drop of red food coloring, if desired.
  6. Dip doughnuts one at a time into glaze. Top with sprinkles, if desired. Let glaze set completely before serving.