Special Valentine's Day Donuts

Special Valentine’s Day Donuts

We each have our own Valentine’s day story to share. Some may have been treated to a dinner at a five-star restaurant. Others may have spent it at home. But regardless of how you celebrated it, we’re pretty sure you received some sweet treats like these Special V-Day Donuts! We’ll teach you how to make it.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 495 kcal


For the Royal Icing:

  • ½ tablespoon meringue powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons water
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • Pink and red gel-based food coloring

For the Base Icing:

  • 1/3 cup candy melts + ½ tbsp. vegetable shortening pink
  • 1/3 cup candy melts + ½ tbsp. vegetable shortening red

For the Donut:


For the Donut:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare a donut pan by spraying cooking spray.
  3. Combine the salt, baking powder, baking flour, and sugar in a large bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, vanilla, oil, and milk until smooth. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Get a piping bag and transfer the batter. If a piping bag is not available, you can use a Ziploc bag and cut one corner.
  6. Pipe the batter into the pan, making sure each hole is 2/3 full.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool before transferring to a wire rack.

For the Base Icing:

  1. Place the candy melts in two separate bowls along with the vegetable shortening. Let them melt in the microwave for at least minutes. For best results, stir every 30 seconds.
  2. Transfer the melted chocolates in a shallow dish that fits the donuts. Dip each donut into the chocolate for a few seconds.
  3. Place on a cooling rack to cool.

For the Royal Icing:

  1. In another mixing bowl, combine the meringue powder, powdered sugar, water, and food coloring. Use an electric mixer to achieve a matte appearance.
  2. Divide the icing into two and place them in separate bowls. Add a few drops of the pink and red food coloring.
  3. Decorate your donuts as desired.
  4. Arrange in fancy boxes and surprise your Valentine with these donuts.

Recipe Notes

Of all the donut recipes out there, these are among our favorites. But our Fried Gluten-Free Donuts are definitely next to them. You might want to check them out, too!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Special Valentine's Day Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 495 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 225mg 9%
Potassium 119mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Sugars 34g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.3%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tammie Burnsed

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Tammie is a freelance and creative writer who usually disparages the term “super food” but makes an exception for coconut oil. Her research for Coco Treasure has turned her into a verified coco-nut, and she’s made peace with that. Tammie lives in sunny California where she enjoys painting, writing and sharing all things beachy with her husband and two dogs.
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