Close up shot of strawberry shortcake donut with strawberries on the side

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Donut Recipe

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This Easy Strawberry Shortcake Donut Recipe is possibly the easiest strawberry shortcake recipe around. Made with bakery donuts stuffed with homemade whipped cream, and fresh juicy strawberries. They are such a fun weekend breakfast or easy dessert recipe that everyone will love.

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Donut Recipe

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

You only need a few ingredients for this easy strawberry shortcake donut recipe. The beauty of this recipe is how simple the ingredients are. You have the option of using bakery donuts, homemade donuts, canned whipped cream, or homemade whipped cream. When I say this is a simple dessert recipe, I’m not lying.

This would also be a perfect brunch recipe if your having a get together with family or friends. Simply lay out the cut donuts and have the macerated strawberries and homemade whipped cream on the side for a build your own donut recipe.

You can’t go wrong when you pair fresh baked donuts with sweet strawberries and cream. This recipe will be loved by adults and kids alike!!

Ingredients Needed For Strawberry Shortcake Doughnuts

  • Donuts (Glazed or Cake)
  • Strawberries
  • Sugar
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla

How To Make Strawberry Shortcake Doughnuts

This is possibly the easiest breakfast or dessert recipe you will ever make. I love to use fresh bakery donuts, but if you have a favorite donut recipe, feel free to make them homemade. My favorite bakery donuts to use are cake donuts and glazed donuts. Try experimenting with different donuts like sugar, chocolate, and even strawberry cake donuts. The possibilities are endless.

1-Wash, hull, and chop your strawberries.

2-Place strawberries in a medium size mixing bowl and add sugar. Stir to coat well and place them in the fridge until you are ready to assemble your shortcake.

3-In a large mixing bowl beat heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla with a hand mixer until soft peak.

4-Cut donuts in half, top with strawberries, whipped cream, the other half of the donut, then more whipped cream and strawberries. Enjoy!

close up shot of glazed strawberry shortcake donut

Can I Use Homemade Donuts?

Yes, of course you can use homemade donuts for this recipe. If you have a favorite donut recipe that you love, I would love to hear how they turn out. If you’re looking for an easy way to make cinnamon and sugar donuts in the air fryer, you might want to check out our Easy Air Fryer Donut Recipe. Whatever donuts you decide to use, you are going to love this shortcut version of strawberry shortcake.

Strawberry Shortcake Donut Tips and Tricks

1-Assemble shortcake donuts right before serving. Assembling them too early can cause soggy donuts.

2-I love the flavor of homemade whipped cream, but if you prefer canned whipped cream or Cool Whip, they both work great.

3-If you’re looking for an easy homemade donut recipe, we’ve got you covered. You will need a can of refrigerated biscuits and an air fryer. Find the recipe HERE.

Easy strawberry shortcake donut recipe with cake donut

Macerated Strawberries

What are macerated strawberries? Macerated strawberries means to soften or sweeten the strawberries with liquid. It’s a perfect way to sweeten up strawberries that aren’t as ripe as you would like them. You can macerate fruit in a liquid such as balsamic vinegar or even liquor. Personally I like to macerate and break down my fruit in sugar. The mixture is then set aside to soften and release it’s own juices.

How To Store Strawberry Shortcake Donuts?

I would recommend storing all ingredients separately and assembling them right before you are ready to serve. Strawberries and whipped cream can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Close up shot of strawberry shortcake donut with strawberries on the side

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Donut Recipe

April King
This Easy Strawberry Shortcake Donut Recipe is possibly the easiest strawberry shortcake recipe around. Made with bakery donuts stuffed with homemade whipped cream, and fresh juicy strawberries. They are such a fun weekend breakfast or easy dessert recipe that everyone will love.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs. strawberries washed, huled, and chopped
  • 3-4 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 6-8 cake or glazed donuts cut in half

Instructions
 

  • Wash, hull, and chop your strawberries.
  • Place strawberries in a medium size mixing bowl and add sugar. Stir to coat well and place them in the fridge until you are ready to assemble your shortcake.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla with a hand mixer until soft peak.
  • Cut donuts in half, top with strawberries, whipped cream, the other half of the donut, then more whipped cream and strawberries. Enjoy!
Keyword Strawberry Shortcake
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