Raspberry Crumb Donuts

These baked Raspberry Crumb Donuts feature a cake-like base filled with fresh raspberries…and then topped with a thick layer of brown sugar crumble. They’re delicious!

These baked Raspberry Crumb Donuts feature a cake-like base filled with fresh raspberries...and then topped with a thick layer of brown sugar crumble.  They're delicious!

Is it possible to invest in a berry? I know you can invest in companies. I know you can invest in mutual funds. But can you invest in a berry? I need to figure this out because Robbie (our 6-year-old son) eats more raspberries than anyone I’ve ever met. I love raspberries, but that kid puts me to shame. I think he could eat his weight in raspberries…daily.

These baked Raspberry Crumb Donuts feature a cake-like base filled with fresh raspberries...and then topped with a thick layer of brown sugar crumble. They're delicious!

Raspberries are a staple item on my weekly shopping list, and Robbie looks forward to when I come back from the store. However, this past week, I grabbed an extra pack of raspberries for a baking project. I made these Blueberry Crumb Donuts a few years back, and I’ve been wanting to make those donuts again with raspberries.

These baked Raspberry Crumb Donuts feature a cake-like base filled with fresh raspberries...and then topped with a thick layer of brown sugar crumble. They're delicious!

Raspberry Crumb Donuts

These Raspberry Crumb Donuts are a baked donut. They’re easy to make, and they taste delicious! (In truth, these donuts are closer to a muffin or a coffee cake than a donut.) The only drawback to this recipe is that you’ll need a donut pan to make these donuts. I use this one from Norpro, and it works great. And once you get a donut pan, I suspect you’ll find lots of ways to use it!

These baked Raspberry Crumb Donuts feature a cake-like base filled with fresh raspberries...and then topped with a thick layer of brown sugar crumble. They're delicious!

While the raspberries baked into these donuts add a delicious layer of flavor, let’s be honest – the real shining star is the thick brown sugar crumb topping on top of each donut. I could eat that topping by the spoonful! Of course, I’ve always loved a good coffee cake, and the crumb topping is an essential piece of coffee cake.

Reasons Why You’ll Love these Raspberry Crumb Donuts:

  • No electric mixer needed.
  • The crumb topping is amazing.
  • The donuts are baked not fried – no need to clean up the oil afterwards!
  • The donuts are soft and cake-like.
  • The crumb topping is amazing.
  • Recipe is scaled to make 6 donuts (it can easily be doubled if needed!)
  • The donuts bake quickly (~20-25 minutes).
  • Can easily substitute other berries…or mix multiple types of berries.
  • The crumb topping is amazing.
These baked Raspberry Crumb Donuts feature a cake-like base filled with fresh raspberries...and then topped with a thick layer of brown sugar crumble. They're delicious!

If you love coffee cakes and muffins, then definitely put these baked Raspberry Crumb Donuts on the list of things to bake. These donuts make for an excellent summer treat when raspberries are at their height of flavor! Happy baking!

Did you bake a batch of these donuts at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog). I’d love to see your version!

These baked Raspberry Crumb Donuts feature a cake-like base filled with fresh raspberries...and then topped with a thick layer of brown sugar crumble. They're delicious!

Raspberry Crumb Donuts

These baked Raspberry Crumb Donuts feature a cake-like base filled with fresh raspberries…and then topped with a thick layer of brown sugar crumble. They're delicious!
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 donuts
Calories: 498kcal

Ingredients

For the Crumb Topping

  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

For the Donuts

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • powdered sugar for dusting baked doughnuts

Instructions

For the Crumb Topping

  • Using a medium bowl, add sugars, cinnamon, cardamom and salt; stir until well combined.
  • Add the melted butter; stir until well combined.
  • Add the flour; stir until well combined; set aside.

For the Donuts

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease doughnut pan; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add all of the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt); stir until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, sour cream, vanilla extract, melted butter and heavy cream.
  • Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients; stir until just mixed.
  • Fold raspberries into batter.
  • Spoon or pipe the batter into the greased doughnut pan. (Tip: Fill each doughnut circle about half full of batter.)
  • Sprinkle the crumb topping on top of batter; pressing topping slightly into the batter.
  • Bake at 375°F for 20-24 minutes, or until doughnuts begin to turn golden brown on the edges.
  • Let doughnuts cool in the pan.
  • Once cool, dust tops of doughnuts lightly with powdered sugar.
These baked Raspberry Crumb Donuts feature a cake-like base filled with fresh raspberries...and then topped with a thick layer of brown sugar crumble. They're delicious!

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19 Comments

  1. cant wait to make this soon for me for the topping can i use vegan butter and for the donuts can i use cocnut cream / vegan butter and more coconut cream i never had raspberry crumb donuts before perfect for my after office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    1. I haven’t used vegan options for this recipe, but I imagine it would work well – this recipe is a classic baked donut recipe. Let me know how it turns out – I imagine the coconut cream with the raspberries would be tasty!

  2. 5 stars
    These donuts look so good, David! That crumb topping makes them totally irresistible in my book. On another note, we went berry picking with friends at a U-pick farm and my friend told the person we paid to get in that they should weigh her husband before and after he started picking and charge him by weight for all the berries he ate while he picked, lol. Sounds like Robbie would be the same!

    1. Oh the crumb topping is where it’s at for these donuts, Marissa! I think there might actually be more crumb topping than donut here – haha! Oh, if we had to weigh Robbie before and after picking berries, we’d be in real trouble! 🙂

  3. I’ve got an investment idea for you David. You can open an “all you can eat” raspberry buffet. On the other hand, I’m nor sure if this project would bring you any money, but at least Robbie would be a happy regular customer 🙂 And don’t forget to put these donuts on the menu because they look and sound terrific!

    1. Yeah, I’m pretty sure an all-you-can-eat raspberry bar would be a losing venture in terms of money. Robbie can put down some raspberries! 🙂 Thanks for the idea, Ben!

  4. 5 stars
    These donuts look amazing David. Love the crumb topping. Raspberry season is still in full swing here in Scotland and as we’ve surplus I don’t need an excuse to do plenty of baking with them! Hope you guys are well.

    1. Thanks so much, Neil! It sounds like this recipe popped up at a perfect time since you have extra raspberries over there. Maybe I just need to make a trip over to Scotland to pick some. 🙂

  5. I am swooning over your raspberry crumb donuts. A good cup of coffee and one of these donuts, and the afternoon would be just right.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    Velva

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, Velva! I agree that these donuts go great with a good cup of coffee. 🙂 Hope you’re doing well, my friend!

    1. I was thinking of you when Robbie was gobbling down those raspberries, Kathy! More specifically, I was thinking, “Hmmm…I should plant a bunch of raspberry bushes like Kathy has!” 🙂 A double batch of these donuts is coming right up!

  6. 5 stars
    I understand Robbie’s addiction! For me it’s blueberries and I second the notion of being able to buy stock in produce!!! I remember those blueberry donuts – and these my friend are just as EPIC – tho, no lie- I could eat that crumb coating all by itself! Wait – you could package that stuff and sell it and make a company of it – and I’d buy stock in it!

    1. Funny that you mention blueberries as I just read about a path deep in Pisgah National Forest where you can pick wild blueberries – 1 gallon (!) per person per day. Robbie and I are heading over tomorrow to see if there are any there! We might be baking up that blueberry version of this recipe soon – haha!

  7. gotta love a doughnut! and i really love raspberries. they tend to be expensive where i live as they grow in colder climes, but i do buy them now and then cos they are delish. what a clever child you have!

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