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A light, fluffy baked donut filled with fresh cherries.

Cherry Donuts | | #recipe #10lbCherryChallenge #cherries #donuts

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 Donuts | | #recipe #10lbCherryChallenge #cherries #donuts

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

Cherry Donuts | | #recipe #10lbCherryChallenge #cherries #donuts

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… ๐Ÿ˜‰


Cherry Donuts #10lbCherryChallenge

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
A light, fluffy baked donut filled with fresh cherries.
Servings: 12
Calories: 123


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 cup fresh cherries , pitted, quartered


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease doughnut pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  • 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.
  • Add milk mixture to flour mixture; whisk until combined.
  • Gently fold in cherries.
  • 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)
  • Bake for 13 to 14 minutes, or until doughnuts begin to pull away from pan.
  • Remove and let sit for one minute.
  • Run a knife around the edges and invert the pan onto a cooling rack.
  • While they are cooling, make the vanilla glaze (optional)
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Donuts #10lbCherryChallenge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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11 Responses
  1. Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots)

    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

    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

    The donuts are spectacular… l adore those flecks of cherries in them. Your photos are so crisp and vibrant… I love them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Valerie

    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. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Maria | Pink Patisserie

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

  6. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    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

  7. vanillasugarblog

    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!

  8. Sandra

    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!

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