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Valentine's Day Donuts

These adorable Valentine's Day Donuts that are heart-shaped are so easy to make. Instead of buying them from Dunkin Donuts, bake your own.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Dessert, donuts, Doughnuts, Valentine's Day
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 23 donuts
Calories 132kcal
Author Janine Waite


  • 1 Heart-Shaped Mold
  • 1 Pastry Bag


Donut Batter

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup Crisco
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 4 - 6 tbsp whole milk add as much milk as you need to make a creamy icing.
  • 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
  • 2 drops red food coloring



  • Preheat oven 375°
  • Cream together sugar, shortening, and egg.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into the sugar mixture, alternating with the milk.
  • Make about a ½ inch hole on the tip of my pastry bag. Next, place the pastry bag inside a tall drinking glass and fold the top over the sides of the glass.
  • Fill the bag with the batter.
  • Fill the heart-shaped mold with one row of batter.
  • Bake at 375° for about 10 minutes.
  • Bake donuts until lightly golden, remove the donuts from the oven and place them on a baking rack to cool.
  • While the donuts are baking start making the icing.


  • In a medium-sized bowl, add ingredients together.
  • If the icing is too thick, add more cream. If it's too thin, add more powdered sugar. With a spoon, blend icing. Use the back of the spoon to break up any clumps of sugar.
  • Add 2-3 drops of red food coloring if you want pink icing.
  • Dip cooled donuts in the icing and place back on the rack with icing side up. Sprinkle sugar candies.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg