🍓 Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed Donuts Recipe 🍩

Perfect for special occasions or as an indulgent dessert, Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed Donuts are a delightful treat that combines the rich, creamy flavor of cheesecake with the sweet, tangy taste of strawberries, all wrapped up in a soft, fluffy donut. 🍓🍩

Ingredients

For the Donuts:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 1/2 cup warm milk (110°F/45°C)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 – 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)

For the Strawberry Cheesecake Filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves or jam
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Prepare the Donuts:

  1. Activate the Yeast:
  • In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm milk. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  1. Mix the Dough:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt. Add the yeast mixture and mix well.
  • Gradually add the flour, one cup at a time, until a soft dough forms. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
  1. Let the Dough Rise:
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours, or until it has doubled in size.
  1. Cut the Donuts:
  • Once the dough has risen, punch it down and roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/2-inch thickness. Use a donut cutter or a round cutter to cut out donut shapes. Place the donuts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let them rise for another 30-45 minutes.
  1. Fry the Donuts:
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot to 350°F (175°C). Fry the donuts in batches, about 1-2 minutes per side, until they are golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the donuts to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Prepare the Filling:

  1. Make the Cheesecake Filling:
  • In a medium bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the strawberry preserves, diced strawberries, and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined.
  1. Fill the Donuts:
  • Once the donuts are cool enough to handle, use a piping bag fitted with a small round tip to fill each donut with the strawberry cheesecake mixture. Insert the tip into the side of each donut and squeeze gently to fill.

Prepare the Glaze:

  1. Make the Glaze:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Adjust the consistency by adding more milk if needed.
  1. Glaze the Donuts:
  • Dip the top of each filled donut into the glaze, allowing any excess to drip off. Place the glazed donuts on a wire rack to set.

A delicious combination of sweet strawberries and creamy cheesecake, all encased in a soft, fluffy donut, is what makes Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed Donuts so delicious. Any occasion is appropriate for this decadent dessert, which is sure to make everyone happy who tries it. Savor these delicious donuts as a special treat or with a cup of coffee! 🍓🍩