Baked Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing are so easy, come out fluffy and soft and are drizzled with a wonderful homemade strawberry icing. You won’t be sure if you’re eating dessert or breakfast, but still… they are GREAT for brunch!

Baked Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing

I’ve been hinting at these for two weeks. They are finally here.

Strawberry? Check. Rose? Check. Cream? Check. Fluffy, soft baked donuts? Definitely!

Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing will quickly become a favorite with a cup of tea or mug of coffee.

They are so full of flavor, soft and much healthier than their fried counterparts.

This means I can enjoy a baked donut a bit more often.

That’s what that means, right? πŸ˜‰

Baked Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing

The idea of cooking and baking with floral extracts has always intrigued me.

Awhile back, I decided to order an assortment of unique flavor extracts, like lavender, rose, jasmine, orange blossom and hibiscus.

I started using them in all sorts of cakes, muffins, rice dishes and even beverages.

Last summer I received a huge crate of strawberries and I had no idea what to do with all of them. So we made jam/jelly. Lots of it.

And I still had strawberries left.

So I decided to try making a strawberry donut.

It turned out fantastic and eventually we decided to switch some ingredients out so we could use cream and turn them into a Strawberries and Cream donut.

We had a few fails until we perfected the Strawberries and Cream Donuts.

And then it was time to try it with the Rose.

Baked Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing

Baked Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing

I don’t think I can even explain how amazing the Strawberry Rose combination is.

They compliment each other beautifully and it just tastes like a Spring Donut.

I don’t know how to explain that, but if you try them, you will immediately know what I mean.

When we made these last summer, we didn’t wind up taking any photos.

Last week I noticed that our rose bushes were in full bloom and that my strawberry plants were bursting at the seams with ripe, beautiful strawberries.

Baked Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing

Hmm… well, I knew what I was making. (I really just wanted the rose for the pictures, I used the same rose extract I’ve always used.)

So just for you, here is the recipe for these amazing little bites of heaven.

I have one sitting here waiting for me with my morning coffee, and I’m not allowed to eat it until I finish this post.

So here’s the recipe, so I can hurry up and get to it.

Do you enjoy cooking with fun extracts? What is your favorite extract? What is your favorite FLORAL extract?

Now, I’m outta here. Off to eat this baby, enjoy some coffee and wake up some more.

Have a blessed day!

Baked Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing

Baked Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing

Nicole Cook
The sweet taste of strawberry & the soft floral flavor of Rose, makes Baked Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing, a very special breakfast.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 donuts
Calories 312 kcal


For the Donuts:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Β½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Β½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ΒΎ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 ΒΌ Tablespoons rose extract
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries

For the Icing:

  • 6 strawberries hulled
  • 1 Tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted*


For the Donuts:

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Spray your donut pan with non stick cooking spray. I only have one tray, so I have to repeat in between batches.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk your eggs, then add the cream, butter and rose and whisk until incorporated.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and blend just until incorporated. It will be a little thick, don’t worry about this. Fold in the chopped strawberries.
  • Open a freezer bag and dump the dough into the bag. Seal the bag and snip the bottom corner off one side.
  • Pipe the dough into your donut pan about 2/3 full.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes. You can tell they are done because if you press on the donut, it will spring back up.
  • Allow to completely cool on a rack before icing.

For the Icing:

  • In a blender, pulverize the strawberries.
  • Add the cream and blend.
  • Pour 1 cup at a time of powdered sugar into the blender and blend. If you want a thinner icing, only use the 1st cup. If you want a thicker icing, use the second cup of powdered sugar.
  • Pour or brush the icing over the donuts. Enjoy!


Calories: 312kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 224mgPotassium: 77mgFiber: 1gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 353IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy donut recipes
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Originally published May 22, 2013

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  1. Nicole, these are such pretty, elegant doughnuts! Too bad I’m not much of a lady – I’d be cramming them into my mouth like there’s no tomorrow. I love strawberries and cream,and I can just imagine how wonderfully the rose compliments those flavours. These are gorgeous photos too.

    1. Thank you so much Nancy! It’s okay, I wasn’t very lady like with them either carrying two of them in my hands and dunking them in the coffee this morning. So, so good! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the sweet words about the photos! πŸ™‚

    1. I like how you think Chelsea! πŸ™‚ The rose extract truly made the donut special, I’m so glad I tried it. Thanks so much for the sweet words about the photos!

    1. I really enjoy the baked versus fried. Less mess, and a healthier option for a not so healthy food that I crave. hehe Thanks! Let me know how you like them!

  2. Hi!

    These look absolutely amazing and DIVINE! I was wondering, if I do not have a donut pan, can I bake them in a muffin pan?

    1. You could certainly try. They might have different baking temperatures since a donut pan is thinner than a muffin pan. πŸ™‚ I would start with the times listed and then just insert a toothpick until it comes out clean, adding a few minutes until you have them done. Good luck and enjoy!

  3. I just had to buy the doughnut pan and rose extract to make these once I seen the recipe.
    Im giving it a try this weekend. I love the idea of the rose flavor. So unique and the strawberries
    in the icing? Beats the traditional plain glaze. My family is going to love these. Thank you !

  4. Hi!

    These look absolutely amazing and DIVINE! I was wondering, if I do not have a donut pan, can I bake them in a muffin pan?

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