Moist blackberry donuts topped with a marbleized cream cheese glaze and flecked with gold. OK I have to admit I was surprised by how good these are they’re just soooo moist and the cream cheese glaze mixed with blackberry juice is divine. This is the first time I got to play with luster dust and it was really fun. messy, but fun! All you have to do is mix the powder with vodka and flick it onto the donuts. the vodka evaporates leaving only the pigment.
Moist and rich blackberry donuts topped with a marbleized cream cheese glaze and flecks of gold.
- 1 cup all-purpose baking flour
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg at room temperature
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ cup blackberry juice strained from fresh or frozen berries
- 3 ounces cream cheese soft
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter soft
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar sifted
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tsp Gold luster
- 1 tsp vodka
- Preheat to 350 degrees F.
- Butter or grease a donut pan.
- Whisk the dry ingredients.
In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla, and egg.
Strain the blackberries. Pour captured juice into batter until you reach a desired color. I added in almost all of the juice reserving just a bit for the glaze. A few drops of food coloring can be added to supplement the color if preferred.
Fold the wet into the dry.
- Transfer batter to a piping bag. Snip off the tip.
- Pipe mixture into greased doughnut pan.
Bake for 17 minutes or until springy. Test with a toothpick.
- Let the donuts cool on a wire rack.
In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth.
Add in sifted confectioners sugar and beat or whisk in the milk slowly until desired consistency is reached.
Divide into parts. Reserve some for a white base. Use the strained blackberry juice to dye a gradient of colors. Transfer colors to separate piping bags.
- Squeeze colors into the white base. Dip donuts to capture a marbled look.
- Mix together gold luster and vodka.
Using a paintbrush, flick specks of gold onto donuts.