Light and fluffy baked vanilla donuts are topped with vanilla icing and decorated with berries to make American Flag Donuts – the perfect way to celebrate July 4th!
We are coming up on a holiday – July 4th! And it wouldn’t be a holiday Chez CateyLou without a festive donut recipe!! It has kind of become my thing. I celebrate holidays by creating donuts. Christmas. Valentine’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day. Easter. And now, American Flag Donuts for July 4th!!
And speaking of the 4th of July, have you seen my Red, White, and Blue Smoothie, and more importantly have you entered the Chobani Giveaway?? It ends on July 4th and you definitely want to win this one!
The base of my festive donut is a light and fluffy baked vanilla donut. If you want to skip the decorating and just make this vanilla donut, I won’t mind. I ate one plain right out of the oven – it was so good! Yogurt is one of the secrets to keeping the donut super moist and light. The other tips are not over mixing the batter, and not over baking the donuts. In baking, I always err on the side of underbaking!
Then the donut is topped with a basic vanilla frosting. I added a little butter to it so that it would be a bit thicker than a typical donut glaze – I needed some “icing glue” to get my decorations to stick!
And then finally, the fun part – the berries! I cut strawberries in thin strips for the stripes on the flag, and then used blueberries for the stars. Yes, I’m aware that the stars on the actual American Flag are white – but you get the idea! I love the berries with the vanilla donut, and it makes this donut perfect for the summertime, when the berries are so fresh and delicious!
I hope everyone has a fun and relaxing holiday weekend! I know that I can’t wait for a few days off!
If these donuts left you with a craving for Strawberries, I have some recipes you might love: