Real cherries in these delightfully healthy donuts topped creamy glaze and sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs – Cherry Cheesecake Baked Mini Donuts are just the right sweet treat for summer!
As co-owner of The Recipe ReDux, I was compensated by Splenda to manage this recipe contest.
Which donut do you love more?
An old-fashioned glazed cake donut?
Or, as my grandma would say, “one of those new-fangled donuts.” You know, the chef-inspired type, like maybe Blueberry Rosemary with Lemon Glaze?
I’m probably more of a plain-jane donut girl. I *heart* all donuts, but I swoon over a plain ol’ cake donut with a hint of nutmeg.
This summer, I finally bought a mini donut pan. (affiliate link) So I’ve been testing both old-fashioned and fancy-pants donuts. These Cherry Cheesecake Baked Mini Donuts are a mash-up of both: Old-fashioned flavor, with sorta-fancy toppings.
Now Grandma never got a chance to bake with SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend, but since she had diabetes, she would have loved it. I love the fact that (unlike other low-calorie sweeteners I’ve tasted) SPLENDA Naturals has zero aftertaste in baking. So I’m thrilled that SPLENDA Naturals is sponsoring this month’s Recipe ReDux recipe contest. Here’s the ‘scoop’ on this natural sweetener:
- SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend gets its unique sweetness from Reb D, one of the tastiest parts of the stevia leaf
- It’s made from only 2 non-GMO ingredients: stevia + cane sugar
- It can be used anywhere you would use sugar
- Has 50% fewer calories than sugar
- A ½ teaspoon has the same amount of sweetness as a full teaspoon of traditional sugar
- No artificial ingredients or added flavors
Now, back to these Cherry Cheesecake Baked Mini Donuts…they contain real cherries stirred into the almond-extract-scented batter. And if you’re a true cherry cheesecake fan, you know the best cheesecakes have this perfect flavor combo of cherries + almond. I used canned Morello cherries and topped the donuts with a simple 3-ingredient cream cheese glaze. #ad A sweet treat: Cherry Cheesecake Mini Baked Donuts via @TspCurry #TheRecipeReDux Click To Tweet
My kids thought these were the best donuts I made all summer. Grandma would have loved them too, even though they are kinda ‘new-fangled.’
Have you ever made homemade donuts? Baked or fried?