Easy Strawberry Shortcake Donuts

Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 20 mins

These sweet and fluffy Strawberry Shortcake Donuts are super easy to make. They’re filled with fresh strawberries and topped with whipped cream and more fresh berries!

A Strawberry Shortcake Donut on a Plate with Fresh Strawberries and Two More Donuts in the Background

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Donuts

Y’all should have seen Jorge’s face when I put this in front of him for breakfast.

It had been an incredibly crappy morning with getting the news that our 10 year old puppy Brody (he will always be a puppy to me) has glaucoma in his good eye. Our little old man just can’t catch a break.

A Strawberry Shortcake Donut on a White Plate with Whipped Cream and Strawberry Slices on Top

We are thankful to be able to try to manage it with drops for a while, but eventually he will be blind in both eyes and require surgery. So like I said, it was a super crappy morning.

When Jorge walked in, I had these donuts coming out of the hot oil and the house smelled like heaven. I quickly tossed them in sugar and topped them with fresh sweet strawberries and whipped cream. YUM. And of course we gave Brody a donut hole too.

Three Strawberry Shortcake Donuts on a Black Granite Countertop

Y’all know how much I love donuts (hello – I wrote a cookbook about them), but this is one of my absolute favorite things to make for weekend breakfast.

I usually just toss them in cinnamon sugar and call it a day, but with all the gorgeous local strawberries around here lately I knew I had to make them into big strawberry shortcakes!

I am so glad I did because they were one of the best donuts I have ever made. The donut is warm and soft and the whip cream sweet and cool…then juice strawberries on top!

A Homemade Donut on a Plate with Whipped Cream and Strawberry Slices on Top

These donuts come together super quick since they use canned biscuits! And I know you might think that sounds crazy, but I swear they make awesome donuts and you don’t have to wait for dough to rise.

I have done many recipe tests and the best biscuits to use are the “butter tasting’ homestyle” ones form Pillsbury. I know that the name sounds ridiculous, but they making some delicious donuts one you fry them.

Two things that make these donuts even easier — an attachable thermometer to make sure your oil stays at the perfect temperature and a donut cutter to easily cut out the centers.

Hope you and your family enjoy these as much as my family does. The girls couldn’t stop saying “mmmmmm” as they ate all of the donut holes!

Yield: 12

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Donuts

A Strawberry Shortcake Donut on a White Plate with Whipped Cream and Strawberry Slices on Top

These sweet and fluffy Strawberry Shortcake Donuts are super easy to make. They're filled with fresh strawberries and topped with whipped cream and more fresh berries!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 (16.3 oz) can Pillsbury Butter Tastin’ Homestyle Rolls
  • 1 quart oil, for frying (vegetable or peanut oil work great)
  • whipped cream


  1. In a medium bowl, toss together sliced strawberries and 2 tablespoons sugar. Set aside. Line a plate with paper towels for draining donuts. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large deep pot to 350°F.
  3. Using a 1 1/2 inch biscuit/cookie cutter, cut out the center of each biscuit. Fry each donut until golden brown and then flip and fry the other side – about 1.5 to 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Drain donuts on paper towels for 30 seconds and then toss in the remaining sugar.
  5. Let donuts cool for 5 minutes (they will still be warm, but not too hot) and top with whipped cream and strawberries. Serve immediately!


Makes 8 donuts and 8 donut holes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1091Total Fat: 114gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 101gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g


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19 Responses
  1. Tania

    I am going to have to try this one! I love how food bloggers are heading to the fields to cover from farm to table.

  2. shelly (cookies and cups)

    Your poor pup. I am so sorry 🙁 I will say, however, if anything can help things look a little less sucky, it’s definitely a hot doughnut! Especially one covered in gorgeous sugar and strawberries!

  3. eat good 4 life

    Wow these look to die for. I bet they are pretty easy since you use the roll dough. Loving all the strawberries 🙂

  4. Nutmeg Nanny

    Poor puppy! Our one cat is blind and it’s so hard. She has one eye that can see shadows but she is slowly losing that ability. Sigh – it’s hard. These donuts looks great and I love how simple they are do make!  

  5. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Poor Brody! I hope the drops help for a while. You always make the best sweet treats! These shortcake donuts are incredible and just what I need to satisfy my craving for sweets.

  6. Des @ Life's Ambrosia

    Awww poor little pup 🙁 I’m worried about that with our dog too. She turns 11 next week so I’m sure age related issues are going to start cropping up. In happier news, these donuts look fabulous! 

  7. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    Your poor puppy 🙁  
    If I saw these donuts in a donut shop, I’d be all over them!  Great flavor you’ve created!  And they’re gorgeous too.

  8. Amanda | The Chunky Chef

    Ahhhh these are so gorgeous!!  I love donuts and strawberry shortcake, so this combo is perfect 🙂

  9. Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

    Poor pup, I can just imagine how hard that is for your family…glad he got his donut. And I’m loving how simple these are to make, I HAVE to try making donuts with biscuit dough…yum!

  10. cookbook queen

    I am SO sorry about your sweet puppy. Poor thing — I just can’t even imagine 🙁

    On a GOOD note, these donuts are the best thing I’ve seen all morning.

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