Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Tea Party with Valentine's Day Strawberry Powdered or Iced Donuts

A couple weeks ago I promised a recipe for some delectable doughnuts, and oh man, these were worth the wait! I needed to tweak the recipe, and apparently the third time was a charm. These would make a nice Valentine's Day treat.

They have a nice fluffy and delicate texture. My kids are always eager samplers. We decided to make a little tea party out of it. They had raspberry herbal tea and a strawberry powdered doughnut.

Can you tell what they were thinking? Mom, please hurry up and take the picture already, so I can eat my doughnut!

Baked Doughnuts (Powdered, Strawberry Powdered or Strawberry Iced)

2 cups cake flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
 2 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. tapioca starch or corn starch
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1/4 cup melted Earth Balance Buttery Sticks.
1 cup coconut milk beverage (not from a can)
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Measure out coconut milk and add vinegar. Lightly grease the doughnut pan with oil.

Sift all of the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Add coconut milk mixture, melted margarine, lemon juice and vanilla. Mix on low setting until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.

Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool five minutes before removing them from the pan.

Makes 1 dozen doughnuts.

Note: the amounts listed below are for a dozen, adjust accordingly if making multiple kinds.

Powdered Donuts: In a bowl or zip lock bag gently place doughnut to coat it with powdered sugar, and then flip to coat the other side. DO NOT shake it in the bag, they are delicate doughnuts. I was able to shake with previous recipes, but they weren't the correct texture.

Tip: Double coat if serving right away, by allowing them to sit 5 minutes and then coating them again. If serving later, only apply one coating, and add second right before serving.

Strawberry Powdered Donuts: 
1/2 cup strawberry powder (make using freeze dried strawberries and rubbing them on a fine mesh strainer)
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Sift together strawberry powder and sugar, then follow directions above for powdered donuts.

Strawberry Iced Donuts
1/2 cup strawberry powder
1 cup powdered sugar
1 -2 Tbsp. vanilla coconut milk beverage

Whisk together all ingredients until completely mixed. The frosting should be thick and not runny (similar to molasses). Using a pastry brush paint on icing. Allow to dry before storing in an air tight container until serving.


  1. Oh my goodness I am in love with the strawberry powder idea, pure genius.

    Your children are gorgeous and yes I will be making this recipe for a tea party at my house in the near future :)

  2. what a wonderful mom you are! vegan powdered AND strawberry donuts?? they look like heaven ;)

  3. I am definitely going to try this recipe! My doughnut pan is lonely!

    The strawberry powder is a wonderful idea! I'm going to put the dried strawberries AND the powdered sugar right in the food processor with the blade attachment. I think that would make a lovely fine, powder!

    What are your other doughnut recipes?? Can you post links to them? Something tells me that while my bread is rising I'm going to be making doughnuts :-)


  4. yum!! I've been craving donuts. I need to make these!

  5. Right now I have a couple more doughnut recipes planned, but not posted yet. Once I posted them, I'll update here.

  6. Really liking the recipe. Will surely try it. My friend is looking for some nearly located San Francisco event venues for a tea party of all her kitty members. Have to book one in a couple of days. Looking for famous bakers to make cookies too. Hope her party goes well.