Valentine’s Day Treat Board + Baked Donut Recipe

You know by now I love a seasonal treat board! This one I added these heart shaped baked donuts and Everett’s excitement for them was too cute, I’ll definitely be making them again! They’re also very easy to make which is always a bonus. The rest of the candies all came from Target. Funny story about the sour patch kids; I found a huge bag that I had purchased last summer when I made a 4th of July themed board (blog post here), I just picked out the blue ones and kept the red and white ones.

Baked Donut Recipe


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 6 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350*. Combine the sugar, melted butter, egg, milk, vanilla and almond extract in a bowl. I use a 2 cup measuring cup to melt the butter and then use that same cup to add the rest of these ingredients to (save on dishes!).

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.

3. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix together.

4. Spray your pan with oil. Transfer the batter to a piping bag, you can also use a ziploc bag, and cut the corner to evenly pipe into the donut pan.

5. Bake for about 11-12 minutes for a mini pan and 15 minutes for a regular sized donut pan. Allow to cool slightly before icing.

6. To make the icing: add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to a shallow bowl. Stir to combine. I aim for a thick glaze that won’t run off the donut. Add more powdered sugar to thicken and more milk to thin, if needed, in small increments.

7. I take the donut and dip it right into the icing going about halfway down the sides of the donut. Twist slightly to pull it up out of the icing and place on parchment paper to set. Top with sprinkles or whatever you choose!

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