These Homemade, Strawberry Cream-Filled Donuts by Foodness Gracious are made from scratch and filled with delicious strawberry and cream cheese filling!
Is it donuts or doughnuts? Who cares because when you make these homemade strawberry cream filled donuts, the last thing on your mind is what you want to call them. You just want to dive right in!
Making donuts at home is actually pretty easy, with time being the only thing you really have to be mindful of. With minimal ingredients and a whole host of fillings you could add. You might end up making a dozen on a slow weekend rather than running to the donut shop! Treat the dough gently and be careful with the hot oil and you should end up with donuts that would rival any large donut chain. Baked donuts are really good but there’s definitely no comparison to a soft, yeast-risen fried donut.
What is in the filling for the donuts?
For these homemade cream filled donuts, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar and then add some fresh strawberries that had been slowly simmered with sugar. Strawberries are naturally sweet but adding a little sugar and a sprinkle of water really helps to draw out the strawberry flavor, making the most intense strawberry syrup, and it’s that strawberry syrup that makes the filling in these donuts so irresistible!
Once the donuts have cooled and you’ve given them a good roll in some sugar, you can use any kitchen tool to poke a hole in the side of each donut. Fill a piping bag with the strawberry cream and push the tip into the hole. A quick squeeze and you should have added enough filling.
How long will my homemade strawberry cream filled donuts last?
Keep them for no longer than two days if they last that long and keeping them covered will maintain their softness.