Kirbie's Cravings

Valentine’s Day Donuts

photo of mini donuts with pink icing on a plate

Apologies to those who are sick of all the hearts and the red and pink. I didn’t do much Valentine’s Day baking this year, so I had to churn out a few this weekend. I bought a big container of tiny heart sprinkles which I needed to use.
photo of donuts on a baking rack
I made chocolate heart donuts, but I also wanted to make mini donuts.  So I baked some mini sugar donuts which I decorated with some pink frosting and some tiny heart sprinkles. These donuts really scream Valentine’s Day.

photo of a pile of donuts on a plate

I used this donut pan* which I now own two of because baking was taking too long waiting on just one pan.

I’ve been playing around with this sugar donut recipe that became really popular on the blogs a few months ago. This weekend I tried using cake flour instead of regular flour. I didn’t really like the results. The donut previously were already a little too light and breakable. The cake flour made the donuts look dry and brittle. They still tasted good, but they didn’t look very pretty. The donuts have a lot of little holes which also make them hard to frost.  I’m going to keep playing around with this recipe to achieve a better texture. These donuts don’t taste like fried yeast donuts but they do taste like the sugar cake donuts.

photo of mini donuts with pink icing

Mini Baked Sugar Donuts

Servings: 12 mini donuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
These mini donuts are perfect for Valentine’s Day.


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour next time I'll use all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup fat free milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a donut pan with cooking spray or vegetable oil.
  • In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until light in color. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Pour into egg mixture and stir to combine. Pour in vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract and stir until combined.
  • Fill mini donut pan with batter, about 2/3 full. Bake for 11-12 minutes for mini donuts, until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Use a small spatula and loosen around the circle of the donut to help ease the removal from the pan. Frost when cooled.


Recipe adapted from Stylish Cuisine


Serving: 1donut, Calories: 157kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 61mg, Sugar: 13g, NET CARBS: 25g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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valentine's day donuts on a plate

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8 comments on “Valentine’s Day Donuts”

  1. These are stunning! Delicious!

  2. happy VDay! those donuts look so cute – i love tiny desserts!

  3. This looks like such a wonderful recipe. I’d love it if you would be willing to share this on my blog hop!

  4. I think this donut, along w/ your dark chocolate donut from the other day, would be perfect together 🙂

    Happy Vday!

  5. Thanks for sharing i will try it

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