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It doesn't get more patriotic than this! Red White & Blue Swirl Donuts are a true all-American treat! Perfect 4th of July party dessert! Step-by-step photo instructions inside.

Red White & Blue Swirl Donuts

It doesn't get more patriotic than this! Red White & Blue Swirl Donuts are a true all-American treat! Perfect 4th of July party dessert! Step-by-step photo instructions inside.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Holiday
Keyword 4th of July, donuts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 345 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom

Ingredients

Donut Ingredients:

  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Gel food coloring red and blue

Glaze ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Gel food coloring red and blue
  • 1/2 cup patriotic sprinkles

Instructions

To make the donuts:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. In a a separate mixing bowl, whisk together milk, sour cream, and eggs. Add melted butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract.

  4. Slowly pour wet ingredients into bowl containing dry ingredients, stirring as you go.

  5. Divide donut batter into three smaller bowls, adding a few drops of red food coloring to one bowl and a few drops of blue food coloring to another. Leave the third bowl of batter plain.
  6. Spoon equal amounts of the three different colored batters into each of the donut molds, until filled.

  7. Bake at 400°F for 9 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool at least 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer donuts to a wire rack to completely cool.

To make swirled donut glaze:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, powdered sugar and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Remove about 1/8 cup of icing into a small bowl and add 2-3 drops red food coloring. Scoop 1/8 cup of icing into another small bowl and add 2-3 drops blue food coloring.
  3. Stir both red and blue frosting until the color is smooth and even, then drizzle each color over the big bowl of white glaze, making both horizontal and vertical lines.

To decorate your patriotic donuts:

  1. Dip the doughnuts into the icing, swirling about 90 degrees as you dip. 

  2. Flip over so frosting is on top and place donuts back onto the wire rack. Coat with patriotic sprinkles while the glaze is still wet.

  3. Allow frosting to set about an hour.

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
Red White & Blue Swirl Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 230mg10%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.