Cupid's Arrow Doughnut

Recipe: Cupid’s Arrow Doughnut

A heart-shaped doughnut with vibrant red icing, featuring a golden edible sugar arrow across it, symbolizing Cupid’s arrow. It’s adorned with small edible golden stars and tiny white icing hearts.


  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  6. 1/2 cup milk
  7. 1 large egg
  8. Oil, for frying
  9. Red food coloring (for the icing)

For the Icing and Decoration:

  1. 2 cups powdered sugar
  2. 3-4 tbsp milk
  3. Red food coloring
  4. Edible gold paint or food coloring (for the arrow)
  5. Edible golden stars
  6. White icing (for the hearts)


  1. Make the Dough:
    • In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together melted butter, milk, and egg.
    • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients to form a dough.
  2. Shape the Doughnuts:
    • Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thickness.
    • Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the doughnuts.
  3. Fry the Doughnuts:
    • Heat oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 375°F (190°C).
    • Fry the doughnuts until they are golden brown, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
  4. Prepare the Icing:
    • Mix powdered sugar with milk until smooth. Stir in red food coloring to achieve a vibrant red.
    • Dip each doughnut in the icing, then place them back on the wire rack.
  5. Decorate:
    • Once the icing is set, paint or place a golden sugar arrow across each doughnut.
    • Add edible golden stars and pipe tiny white icing hearts to complete the theme.
  6. Serve:
    • Allow the decorations to set before serving.

Enjoy creating and sharing these Cupid’s Arrow Doughnuts, perfect for celebrating love and affection on Valentine’s Day!

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