Baked Valentine Cherry Donuts in hand


  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Celebrate your loved ones with fresh-baked Valentine Cherry Donuts. Easy and delicious right from your own oven!



  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 11/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • 3/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 22/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, chopped


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 12 tablespoons milk or hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • valentine sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Spray with non-stick spray or grease donut baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all donut ingredients except chopped cherries. Stir to combine until smooth.
  3. Fold in cherries until evenly dispersed in batter.
  4. Fill donut wells 3/4 full with batter. Stir batter with a toothpick in each well to level.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Donuts are fully baked when they spring back when touched. Top of donuts will be pale.
  6. Remove from oven and cool slightly before removing from pan. Invert pan over flat surface and donuts should fall out. If not, pry gently from the side with a sharp knife or fork.

Make The Glaze

  1. Add all glaze ingredients to a shallow dish and stir until smooth. If glaze is too thick, add teaspoons of milk, one at a time,  until glaze is the consistency of maple syrup.
  2. To glaze, dip donuts, pale side down, into glaze. Remove and place glaze side up on pan or tray. Sprinkle with valentine sprinkles.
  3. For best results allow glaze to set before serving, about 30 minutes.


Regular milk may be substituted for the buttermilk

Keywords: Valentine donut,oven baked donuts,cherry