Buttermilk Doughnuts with Cherry Glaze is an old-fashioned doughnut recipe with a super simple cherry glaze! They’re easier to make than you may think!
Buttermilk Doughnuts with Cherry Glaze
Is the correct spelling, doughnuts or donuts? Actually, I have no idea! But I do know that no matter how you spell them, they are good! 🙂 These buttermilk doughnuts may remind you of the old-fashioned kind grandma used to make. If you’re not a fan of cherry, you can use any flavor of jam or jelly you like – or kick it old school with powdered sugar …. or even cinnamon/sugar!
These doughnuts are perfect for a weekend or holiday breakfast. You can make them the night before for a fuss-free morning. This recipe actually makes quite a few doughnuts for your noshing pleasure!
With Easter just around the corner, this would be a great breakfast idea! They are simple and delicious … what more could you ask for?! 🙂
Having a doughnut cutter will make this easier – but you can use a shot glass and a slightly larger glass in a pinch! I also love those guides on the rolling pins that take the guesswork out of how thick the dough is!! 🙂
Mercy!! Look at all the cinnamony-sugar goodness!! I love it!!
What’s your preference? Glazed, cinnamon-sugar or powdered sugar?
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Buttermilk Doughnuts with Cherry Glaze
Buttermilk Doughnuts with Cherry Glaze is an old-fashioned doughnut recipe with a super simple cherry glaze! They're easier to make than you may think!
For the doughnuts
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Oil or shortening for frying
For the glaze
- 4 tablespoons cherry jam
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3-4 teaspoons milk (more if needed)
To make the doughnuts:
- In a fryer or deep skillet, carefully heat the oil or shortening for frying to 375°F over medium to medium-high heat.
- In a bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
- In a separate bowl, beat eggs and granulated sugar until thick and lemon-colored. Stir in the oil and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and buttermilk alternately to the egg mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Beat just until blended after each addition.
- Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to ½-in. thick. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter.
- Fry in batches until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side, flipping once. Remove doughnuts from the oil and drain.
To make the glaze:
- Whisk the glaze ingredients in a medium shallow bowl until smooth.
- To glaze the doughnuts, dip one side of each doughnut into the glaze and place glaze side up on a rack to set.
**Note: If you prefer, you can also shake the doughnuts or doughnut holes in cinnamon/sugar combo or powdered sugar! I prefer to do that with the doughnut holes but like the actual doughnut glazed! 🙂
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 161mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g
Originally published on March 25, 2014. Updated on April 26, 2021.
These look soo yummy and I love the colour of that glaze too
Save some for me…I'm coming over…(and I'll pin and stumble in the meantime!) 🙂
– Brooke –
Jamie these look DIVINE !!!
Mouth watering photos 🙂
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
Those look amazing! Cherry glaze sounds like the best thing ever!
Cindy Eikenberg, Little Miss Celebration
Jamie, these sound and looks amazing – I absolutely love that you did a cherry glaze, yum!!! Would love one right now! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and pinned – have a great Wednesday!
Your recipes amaze me all the time!
These look great! Beautiful pics too.
The color of that glaze is so pretty! I want one of these right now please.
Oh so delicious! Can't wait to make these. I am sucker for anything cherry!
I'm going to try these with dairy free ingredients. They look irresistibly good!
I think I'll make these for our grandchildren. yum. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo
I love the glaze it is awesome and looks delicious! I am going to try the glaze out with different things and see!
thanks for sharing.
Passing by from the Inspire us thursday link up
Marwa @ blossomfamily.net
G'day! Look terrific! I could go for one right now!
Thanks for sharing it at the Foodie Friends Friday #Foods That Make You Smile Party!
Baked donuts are the best! I love the cherry glaze you added. Saw your recipe at Foodie Friends Friday!
Goodness is right! I am drooling right now for one of these. Donuts are my weakness, and these just look so wonderful. I stopped mid-scrolling when I came across the picture of these on Saturday's Show & Tell linkup.
These look much better than the poorly glazed donuts we get at Dunkin Donut. Thanks so much for bringing them to foodie friday… next time coffee too, OK.
These are my kind of doughnuts! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
These look delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party.
Have a great week.
Debi and Charly
Oh, wow. These look amazing! Donuts are one of my all-time favorite foods, and that cherry glaze probably sets them over the top. Thanks for sharing! Pinned!
You are killing me with that glaze!! Holy YUM! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday and hope you have a good week, Jamie.
These are SO pretty, and I know the buttermilk must make them rich and delicious! PINK GLAZE! ♥ Thank you for sharing them at Treasure Box Tuesday! Pinned and tweeted!
These look soooo good! Pinned to try the glaze:)
Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books
Oh my! I could eat a dozen of your Buttermilk Doughnuts with Cherry Glaze!