Cherry Donuts #10lbCherryChallenge

A light, fluffy baked donut filled with fresh cherries.

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Baked Cherry Donuts Diethood Cherry Donuts #10lbCherryChallenge

Hi! I’m back! Not normal to be here twice in one day. I know that!

BUT, I’m in a challenge. A 10-pound cherry challenge. AND I want to win!

Let me refresh your memory.

Remember the Black Forest Cannoli? Well, those were part of the first installment. These Cherry Donuts make up the rest of the installment.

OXO Tools and Northwest Cherries are challenging moi, and a few other fabulous bloggers, to use up 10-pounds of cherries. SO glad it wasn’t a double dare because all my cherries are gone! And let me tell you, that wasn’t hard to do. What I won’t be sharing with you is how I stuffed my face with fresh cherries, for 2 or 3 days in a row. Then I realized I had to use them in a recipe!

Cherry Doughnuts Diethood Cherry Donuts #10lbCherryChallenge

The Cherry Donuts had to happen because I have a thing for donuts. Chocolate Cake Doughnuts, Baked Carrot Cake Doughnuts, etc… However, I am not one to just drive over to my nearest Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ Donuts… I don’t do that. Not sure why, but I’ve never been one to go through a drive-thru. Not my thing. Instead, I just go into my kitchen, gather my tools, and get to work. Have I told you that I’ve never had a Big Mac? That’s right – never! I’m telling you, I like my kitchen and I like my own food. icon smile Cherry Donuts #10lbCherryChallenge

About my donuts. Or doughnuts. Mr. Google says that waaaaay more people search for “donuts”, and not very many for “doughnuts”.

I used my go-to baked doughnuts recipe for this one and only changed it up a very tiny bit. Also, did you notice that they are without a glaze? I didn’t think they needed it. Truly. These things were amazing without anything more added to it. The bite into the doughnut, and the burst of fresh cherries was enough for me to say, bah bye to the glaze. If you want, you can most definitely use the glaze I used on my Baked Cinnamon Doughnuts with Vanilla Glaze. Which, by the way, are pretty damn awesome.

Baked Cherry Doughnuts Diethood Cherry Donuts #10lbCherryChallenge

Now, I hear that this week cherries are on sale… My point is that you need to go to your nearest Market and pick up a pound or two and make these donuts. You will not be disappointed. And you might find yourself near and around them very, very often.

Pssssst! I should also tell you this; Tuesday, August 13th, 2013, this is where you need to be —> OXO’s Facebook Page. Go there and vote for ME! I mean, if you want to, and all… icon wink Cherry Donuts #10lbCherryChallenge


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Cherry Donuts #10lbCherryChallenge
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A light, fluffy baked donut filled with fresh cherries.
Serves: Makes 12 Donuts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted, quartered
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease doughnut pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  4. Place milk, butter, white vinegar, vanilla, and egg in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk until butter melts, about one minute. Remove from heat.
  5. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; whisk until combined.
  6. Gently fold in cherries.
  7. Spoon the mixture into prepared doughnut pan. (You may have to do this in batches if your doughnut pan is with fewer than 12 cavities)
  8. Bake for 13 to 14 minutes, or until doughnuts begin to pull away from pan.
  9. Remove and let sit for one minute.
  10. Run a knife around the edges and invert the pan onto a cooling rack.
  11. While they are cooling, make the vanilla glaze (optional)

Looking for more cherry inspiration? Check out the rest of the #10lbCherryChallenge Participants!

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  1. Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots) August 13, 2013 at 1:50 PM - Reply

    I swear I ate almost a quart of cherries this morning! So yummy! I need these donuts in my life! And I would rather make things than go through the drive thru too.

  2. easyfoodsmith August 13, 2013 at 7:03 AM - Reply

    Cherries in donut is so cool! These look sooo good. I love cherries and this is something that i need to really soon.

  3. Ramona August 13, 2013 at 6:13 AM - Reply

    The donuts are spectacular… l adore those flecks of cherries in them. Your photos are so crisp and vibrant… I love them. :)

  4. Valerie August 12, 2013 at 10:29 AM - Reply

    Cherries + doughnut = aces! They look delectable!!

    I have never been to a Taco Bell – maybe someday we should conquer our never-tried-that-before, fast food list…yeah, maybe not. :D

  5. Maria | Pink Patisserie August 12, 2013 at 10:09 AM - Reply

    Looks delish! Could definitely use a few of those for breakfast this morning.. Good luck on the challenge!

  6. Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 12, 2013 at 12:46 AM - Reply

    Cutest donuts ever! Wish I had the whole stack to myself ;).

  7. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen August 11, 2013 at 8:00 PM - Reply

    Beautiful donuts, girl! I love all the photos–especially that third one down. So purrrrty! Congrats on completing your 10 lb. cherry challenge in just two posts and I hope you win! xo

  8. vanillasugarblog August 11, 2013 at 6:45 PM - Reply

    I’ve bought fresh cherries at whole foods 4x this summer so far.
    And each time I vowed to make a cherry pie.
    Have I yet? No.
    LOL I just can’t stop eating them.
    These look and sound so good!

  9. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet August 11, 2013 at 4:14 PM - Reply

    These look GREAT!!! I bet they taste as great as they look!

  10. Sandra August 11, 2013 at 2:49 PM - Reply

    I have never eaten so many cherries in my life, but it was all good. Love all the recipes you have come up with. I have to say that the #10lb cherrychallenge was fun!

  11. A_Boleyn August 11, 2013 at 1:39 PM - Reply

    Another gorgeous cherry dessert.

    I hope you win. :)

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