Cupid's Arrow Doughnut

Recipe: Cupid’s Arrow Doughnut

A “Cupid’s Arrow” doughnut, featuring a sweet and tart cherry filling, elegantly decorated with a cupid arrow motif.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
Cherry Filling:
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Juice of half a lemon
Pink Icing:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • Pink food coloring
  • Fondant for arrow
  • Edible gold stars
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Dough Preparation:
    • Mix flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl.
    • Whisk together eggs and milk in another bowl.
    • Combine wet ingredients with dry, mixing until a dough forms.
    • Knead in softened butter until smooth.
    • Let rise until doubled in size, about 1-2 hours.
  2. Cherry Filling:
    • In a saucepan, combine cherries, sugar, cornstarch, water, and lemon juice.
    • Cook over medium heat until thickened.
    • Let the filling cool.
  3. Shaping and Second Rise:
    • Roll out dough and cut into doughnut shapes.
    • Place on a baking sheet, cover, and let rise for 30 minutes.
  4. Baking:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden.
    • Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Assembly:
    • Cut a heart-shaped hole in the center of each doughnut.
    • Fill with cherry filling.
  6. Pink Icing:
    • Mix powdered sugar with milk and pink food coloring for icing.
    • Frost each doughnut.
  7. Decoration:
    • Use fondant to create a small arrow.
    • Decorate doughnuts with the arrow, gold stars, and a dusting of powdered sugar.

Enjoy this charming “Cupid’s Arrow” doughnut, a delightful and romantic treat perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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