Conversation Heart Donut Recipe
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I tested a few festive recipes and this one was the cutest and most fun (although be warned, I bought a crappy kind of conversation heart candy, so that part was kind of gross). I mean, what else am I going to do on Valentine’s Day other than frolic in the kitchen in my underwear?
Check out the recipe below (with a few modifications and cheats from yours truly!):
For the donuts:
2 cups flour
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Gel food coloring in pink, green, blue, yellow, and purple
For the glaze:
1/4 cup melted butter
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-4 teaspoons hot water
Crushed conversation hearts
*I cheated and used vanilla frosting, as it coats thicker.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix vanilla, eggs, milk, and butter. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Separate batter into 5 bowls.
- Color one bowl pink, one green, one yellow, one blue, and one purple. (I tried to get the colors close to the colors of the conversation hearts.) Put each color of batter into a piping bag (I just use a ziploc bag and cut off a corner, since I’ve yet to purchase a piping bag.)
- Followthese instructionson how to marble the colors together in a greased donut pan. Put in oven for 10 minutes and allow to cool completely. (Basically get a toothpick and swirl the colors around to they get that tie-dyed look. I suggest making sure your toothpick gets all the way to the bottom or the bottom will look just like your base color, which is boring.)
- Crush up 1/2 cup of conversation hearts. Combine all of the ingredients for the glaze. Dip the donuts into the glaze and top with the crushed conversation hearts. Give to your bestie for Galentine’s day!
And it should come as no surprise how much I love donuts. Check out Houston’s ultimate donut guide.
This post is part of my “learn and love to cook” resolution for 2017 and getting in the “holiday” spirit – even if it is a Hallmark holiday. I love living at The Millennium Kirby because of the massive kitchen, to test out and DEVOUR these great recipes. SPONSORED