Strawberry Doughnut Cake
Thanks, Zazzle, for sponsoring this post!
I BOUGHT A DOUGHNUT CLOCK. This should not be surprising if you know me or if you’ve been following along on Facebook, but I should fill the rest of you in.
First, a very serious question: are you a cake doughnut or a yeast-raised doughnut kind of person? This may affect our compatibility as friends, so think long and hard before answering.
Raised, right? Totally raised. ME TOO. Something about the light-as-air texture covered in glaze convinces me that I’m not eating, like, half my daily calorie allotment in one sitting.
But when it comes to cuteness, no doughnut does it better than a cake doughnut with a thick strawberry glaze and bright rainbow sprinkles. When Zazzle, the marketplace where you can custom design just about anything, contacted me to work together, splashing DOUGHNUTS all over household goods was my first thought. Don’t look at me like that.
I ended up with the most adorable set of strawberry doughnut coasters on my coffee table and a crazy cute chocolate doughnut clock on my wall. I’m smitten! The products all came out so perfect, and they jive well with the rest of my colorful food-centric decor (Mike didn’t know what he was getting into when he married me. Let’s just say I have three giant food prints and a huge jar of gumballs in my apartment. And obviously, a doughnut clock.)
My new doughnut goodies with an example of my other colorful decor
Zazzle also has a huge market of designs from other creators to choose from in case you’re not too artsy yourself. Just to give you an idea of the breadth, I typed “macaroni clock” in the search bar and there were at least three results. You can find anything! Right now I’m really diggin’ the Mother’s Day gift ideas and I have a friend who would love the Military Mom ideas.
They also sell cute custom designed phone cases and since I finally joined this millennium and bought a smartphone, I’m eyeing this one. Doughnuts, obviously.
Want to create or buy a Zazzle masterpiece? Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate!
In honor of my Zazzle purchases, I made you SUCH AN AMAZING CAKE. Seriously, this case isn’t just cute; it was so incredibly delicious. I blanketed an almond-scented bakery-style sheet cake with a luscious, dye-free strawberry glaze. And added sprinkles, obviously! Another huge bonus is that this cake was super quick to make. Enjoy!
One year ago: Rustic Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms
Two years ago: Gooey Chocolate Skillet Cake Ice Cream Sundae
Three years ago: Chocolate Birds’ Nest Cupcake Toppers
Four years ago: Coffee Cookie Dough Fudge Cheesecake
Strawberry Doughnut Cake
Recipe by: Willow Bird Baking with strawberry glaze adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Yield: 8-10 servings
You’re going to be shocked by how delicious this super cute and super quick cake is. SHOCKED, I tell you!
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup water
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour
1 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
5-6 strawberries, chopped
1 tablespoon strawberry jam
1 tablespoon milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make the cake: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the butter and water to a boil. In the meantime, in a separate large bowl, whisk together the cake flour and sugar before adding the eggs, sour cream, almond extract, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt. Mix to combine. While mixing, slowly pour in the boiling butter and water mixture. Mix to combine completely. Your batter will be very runny. Pour the batter into a 10-inch cast iron skillet (alternatively, I think this would work fine in a 8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper.)
Bake at 375 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in several places comes out with a few moist crumbs (don’t wait for the top to get golden brown, necessarily — mine stayed pale). Cast iron skillet cook times can be variable, so check early and often. Cool completely.
To make the glaze: Put chopped strawberries and jam into a food processor or blender to puree. Pour into a medium bowl and mix in milk and vanilla extract. Gradually whisk in powdered sugar. Pour glaze over the cake to cover (I used most but not all of it) and top with sprinkles.
32 Comments on Strawberry Doughnut Cake (and a creative giveaway!)
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Liz S.April 28, 2014 at 12:27 am (9 years ago)
What a fabulous cake and clock!
For the giveaway: The product that my mom might enjoy from Zazzle.com is the “Queen of everything” mug.
LindaApril 28, 2014 at 12:54 am (9 years ago)
Wonder Woman Circle & Stars Logo T Shirts From Zazzle would be a great gift idea for me from my kiddo and husband. I grew up watching Lynda Carter playing Wonder Woman and she was my childhood hero.
Lauren G.April 28, 2014 at 1:25 am (9 years ago)
Loving the “Home is Wherever Mom Is” wrapping paper. It would be such a fun final touch on mother’s day gifts.
AlaApril 28, 2014 at 4:44 am (9 years ago)
I think I’d have to go with the invalid argument mug. This is the cutest donut cake ever, Julie!
coriApril 28, 2014 at 6:04 am (9 years ago)
I love the “home is wherever mom is” print. It’s super great and would make her feel wonderful.
Carrie D.April 28, 2014 at 7:05 am (9 years ago)
They have such cute stuff! I really like the Vintage Chalkboard Look Monogram Compact Mirror.
KatieApril 28, 2014 at 8:00 am (9 years ago)
You have some of the BEST recipes I’ve ever tried, and I can’t wait to try this one, too! Doughnuts are my guilty pleasure :o)
As for the contest, I loved looking at the Mother’s Day ideas. My mom and mother in law would LOVE the Grandma is my name Spoiling is my game mug. My step mother would adore the Cat in Glasses Tote, she is a huge cat person (her and my dad have 4!) and she volunteers with a rescue in our state that goes around and provides food, winter shelters and spaying and neutering of feral cats. :o)
Beth CatoApril 28, 2014 at 10:20 am (9 years ago)
My mom would love the photo collage print. She loves anything with her grandson on it.
Jessica @ A Kitchen AddictionApril 28, 2014 at 11:00 am (9 years ago)
What a fun idea for a cake!
Tina WApril 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm (9 years ago)
The next time my BF says he wants doughnuts I just might make him this cake instead!
And I love the Domestic Goddess apron Zazzle has for sale.
deeApril 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm (9 years ago)
oh that cake.
as for zazzle, i ordered my mom a custom phone case for her new iphone for christmas with pics of all her grandkids on it, and the one thing i’ll suggest is using a protective skin on the case; the print has started to scratch away in some places (where i suspect her nails or rings are scratching the surface while holding the phone!) . i assume you can probably use something similar to the clear glass protector sheets, just on the back instead of the front.
Karla TApril 28, 2014 at 4:54 pm (9 years ago)
I like the Horse Show Mom t-shirt and the Hydrangea 4511 Clock
Mahdi MartinApril 28, 2014 at 5:55 pm (9 years ago)
I love the customizable leggings! What a fun idea!
lisa neimanApril 28, 2014 at 6:58 pm (9 years ago)
Lynn @ The Actor's DietApril 28, 2014 at 7:06 pm (9 years ago)
1st of all, that cake. WHAT. As for mother’s day gifts (thanks for the reminder) I’m digging the Wonderwoman Mug!
KellyApril 28, 2014 at 7:18 pm (9 years ago)
I’d get my mother one of those “Mom’s Diner” clocks. It would replace the “Kitchen is Closed” sign she currently has.
TamikaApril 28, 2014 at 10:52 pm (9 years ago)
I would love the Mother’s Little Helper Flask
dinaApril 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm (9 years ago)
what a fun idea! it’s so cute and looks good too!
MelodyJApril 29, 2014 at 2:56 am (9 years ago)
The Super Mom Tee Shirt.
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good CakesApril 29, 2014 at 3:07 am (9 years ago)
Love this!! Perfect for a weekend breakfast!
Linda K.April 29, 2014 at 9:16 am (9 years ago)
I like the Funny Mom coffee mug. Too funny.
LaceyApril 29, 2014 at 9:38 am (9 years ago)
My mother is muslim and wears hijab. She would love a monogram scarf to wrap with! Of course, I would have to cover it with rhinestones for her first 😉
AshleyApril 29, 2014 at 10:34 am (9 years ago)
I like the Rustic Country Wedding Programs and thank you stickers!
KaraApril 29, 2014 at 11:03 am (9 years ago)
Coffee mug that says, “Home is where my mom is.”
HaleyApril 29, 2014 at 12:39 pm (9 years ago)
Love the “I’m not Bossy, I just know what you should be doing” tee.
Jaclyn ReynoldsApril 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm (9 years ago)
Would love to get a mug for my mom and my mother in law!
StephyApril 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm (9 years ago)
For the giveaway, I would buy one of the create your own watches. They are pretty awesome!
Cheryl SullivanApril 29, 2014 at 6:03 pm (9 years ago)
I would enjoy a nice date night with the hubby.
MegApril 29, 2014 at 10:12 pm (9 years ago)
I think my mom would love one of the serving trays! She always entertains when guests or family come over.
MarieApril 30, 2014 at 2:20 pm (9 years ago)
my mom would love the personalized photo necklace!
TamTamApril 30, 2014 at 3:02 pm (9 years ago)
My mom would love the “Wonder Woman” t-shirt!
I love your colorful doughnut decor 😀