Eats // The best heart shaped donuts you’ll ever have.

delicious heart shaped donut recipe

This might be a chubby thing to say, but honestly, can you think of a day that wouldn’t be a good day for donuts? I couldn’t either. As a result, I took it upon myself to update the everyday deliciousness that is donuts, and turned them into cute bite-sized treats perfect for this upcoming Valentine’s day (or any other day). I made them using the best homemade donuts you’ll ever have recipe from A Cup of Jo, and a really simple colored glaze for dipping.

delicious heart shape donut recipe

To make the heart shapes, chill the donut dough in the fridge for about an hour. Once it’s chilled firm, roll and cut heart shapes from the dough using a cookie cutter on a lightly floured cutting board. I had the best success with the hearts keeping their shape when frying by exaggerating the heart shape dough a bit with my hands, and then popping the cut-outs in the fridge for a few more minutes before cooking them.

delicious heart shaped donut recipe

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Pink food coloring
  • Sprinkles

Combine milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan and heat over low heat until warm. Sift confectioners’ sugar into milk mixture. Whisk slowly, until well combined. Remove the glaze from the heat and set over a bowl of warm water. Dip doughnuts into the glaze, one at a time, and then place them on wax paper to set.

delicious heart shaped donut recipe

delicious heart shaped donut recipe

Eats // The best heart shaped donuts you’ll ever have.

delicious heart shaped donut recipe

This might be a chubby thing to say, but honestly, can you think of a day that wouldn’t be a good day for donuts? I couldn’t either. As a result, I took it upon myself to update the everyday deliciousness that is donuts, and turned them into cute bite-sized treats perfect for this upcoming Valentine’s day (or any other day). I made them using the best homemade donuts you’ll ever have recipe from A Cup of Jo, and a really simple colored glaze for dipping.

delicious heart shape donut recipe

To make the heart shapes, chill the donut dough in the fridge for about an hour. Once it’s chilled firm, roll and cut heart shapes from the dough using a cookie cutter on a lightly floured cutting board. I had the best success with the hearts keeping their shape when frying by exaggerating the heart shape dough a bit with my hands, and then popping the cut-outs in the fridge for a few more minutes before cooking them.

delicious heart shaped donut recipe

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Pink food coloring
  • Sprinkles

Combine milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan and heat over low heat until warm. Sift confectioners’ sugar into milk mixture. Whisk slowly, until well combined. Remove the glaze from the heat and set over a bowl of warm water. Dip doughnuts into the glaze, one at a time, and then place them on wax paper to set.

delicious heart shaped donut recipe

delicious heart shaped donut recipe

Comments

  • Harmony

    01.08.13

    Qué rico!!!
    Me apunto la receta.
    Thanks.
    Bss

  • Joanne

    01.08.13

    Looks delicious and fun! I have never made donuts before but would love to try these.

    • Ashley said:

      It’s much simpler and less intimidating than I thought it would be!

  • Sandra

    01.08.13

    So happy to know that I’m not the only one that says chubby things! These doughnuts are irrestibly cute as is your presentation.

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks so much, Sandra :)

  • Gaby

    01.08.13

    The styling is sooo soo cute, love the photos!

  • jewel7013

    01.08.13

    Seriously scrumptious and oh sooo pretty Ashley, great Valentine idea!

  • Lauren

    01.08.13

    These look so sweet for Valentine’s! I’ve never tried making doughnuts – the whole frying thing kinda scares me, but these are adorable!

    • Ashley said:

      It scared me a bit too, but I just did them all one by one so that it was a little more controlled:)

  • Jen Serafini

    01.17.13

    Wow I might have to try these! They look delicious and not to mention super cute!

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    05.02.13

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  • Linsey

    01.17.15

    OMgosh these are absolutely precious!! They look so sweet and yummy and your presentation is so beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing, I can’t wait to try it!! :)