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Breakfast and dessert heavens collide with this Donut Strawberry Shortcake. Strawberries in syrup top a sliced donut, soaking in to make the easiest shortcake ever!
Are you craving strawberry shortcake? If so, we have an excellent homemade crumb shortcake that you’ll love. With that is shortcake pancakes, scones and cheesecake bars. We LOVE shortcake around here.
Once upon a time I was
wasting time working on my Instagram feed, scrolling through cheesy pizzas, steaming soup, and chocolatey cookies. (My Instagram feed is full of food. And beaches. It doesn’t get much better than those two things.)
I came across a post by Florida Strawberry Growers of an Amish Donut Strawberry Shortcake. My mouth dropped and so did a little bit of drool. Donut Strawberry Shortcakes. Probably the best idea ever.
Now I’m 100% recommending our own version of 100% homemade strawberry shortcake, but because I adore donuts so much that I could marry them, these donut strawberry shortcakes were just something I had to try.
I don’t have a homemade donut recipe on Tastes of Lizzy T. There’s a reason or two why.
1. Bakery donuts are so delicious…why mess with a good thing?
2. Do you know the kind of problems I’d have if I was able to recreate these on a whim at home??
I wouldn’t be able to run enough miles to burn off the amount of donuts that I’d be eating on a near daily basis. So making donuts is not really even on my radar. Although I do think it would be awesome to conquer a homemade cake donut with warm glaze dripping off. Maybe I’ve convinced myself. Don’t judge me if you see a recipe on the blog sometime in the future.
So instead of creating my own homemade donuts, I stopped at our favorite bakery, picked up some whole wheat cake donuts (whole wheat means healthy, right?) and sliced them in half.
I topped the half with sugared strawberries, whipped cream, the other donut half and more whipped cream.
The easiest strawberry shortcake around.
And since donuts are breakfast foods, this is totally acceptable for breakfast, right?
This recipe calls for macerating strawberries. Sprinkle sugar over fresh cut strawberries and you’ll end up with delicious strawberries in juice. Honestly…with the sweet glazed donut, you could skip soaking the strawberries in sugar. You could also make a strawberry topping if you’d like.
If you are desperate for homemade donuts, a quick Google search will land you with more recipes than you can handle.
Q: Do you have a favorite homemade donut recipe? If you’re willing to share it, send it our way! We’ll give it a try and if it works for us we’ll feature it on TOLT!
Holy cow!!! I love every single thing about this!!! But what struck me the most was the photography or editing or whatever…your photos look absolutely stunning! Please share what you are doing different because I love it!!!!
This has my name written alllllll over it! I’ve had a similar dessert at the Florida Strawberry Festival, but I didn’t get the chance to go back this year. I’ll make it at home with your recipe instead! YUM.
This is such a creative recipe! Who knew donuts could get even more delicious? Love it Xx
What an incredible indulgent treat! I can’t resist strawberries and love this fun twist on strawberry shortcake. How can you save no to donuts?
Excuse me over here wiping up the drool that just got all over my key board from looking at these pictures! These look insane! I love it!