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Miss Shortcake-Gordough’s Donuts

Gordough's Donuts the Miss Shortcake was so delicious I could have eaten three more if it wasn't so filling!

Every fourth of July everyone pulls out the red, white, and blue delicousness and celebrates the freedom that our country enjoys because of those who came before us. I personally love it. I love our country, I love how patriotic everything becomes, I love the celebration, friends, family and I love the food. I especially love these strawberry shortcake donuts, Miss Shortcake donut from Gordough’s Donuts in Texas as a matter of fact. And you could totally throw on some blueberries and BAM! you’ve got yourself the star of any BBQ.  Add on this fried chicken and honey butter donut or any of the others from our Gordough’s Donuts Copycat Roundup and you just became more than a star, you just became the King or Queen of the 4th of July. (Someone should seriously make you a crown, not me though. I don’t craft)

Gordough's Donuts the Miss Shortcake was so delicious I could have eaten three more if it wasn't so filling!

Gosh, this thing is so crazy delicious. A big, fluffy, glazed donut, creamy, luscious cream cheese frosting that’s so thick you’ll want to rub it all over, and plump, juicy strawberries piled all the way to heaven. Mercy. “Have Mercy”

Gordough's Donuts the Miss Shortcake was so delicious I could have eaten three more if it wasn't so filling!

Sorry, sometimes Full House just slips out of me. I used to LOVE, L-O-V-E, LOVE that show. Oh my gosh I thought it was cool. Not only Full House, but all of T.G.I.F. Everyone watched it on Friday night. And don’t try to tell me you didn’t have a pair of overalls like Stephanie’s or an awesome scruncie. We totally used to wear them in our hair and just around our wrist to be cool. And boy was I… no, no I actually I was the opposite of cool. Yeah, those were not my favorite years. I was definitely a dork. And you know what? I actually hope my girls are little bit dorky too. It made me a better person. What about you? I’d love to hear about your favorite shows growing up, and if you were the dork, jock or popular kid.

Can Cream Cheese Frosting Be Frozen?

Cream cheese frosting is ideal for freezing.

Place it in an airtight container or even a freezer bag and freeze.

Cream cheese frosting will keep for 3 months in the freezer.

How Can I Store Strawberries Without Them Molding?

Remove the berries from their original container, and store them whole and unwashed in a partially-closed container lined with paper towels to absorb any excess moisture.

They should last up to five to seven days.

Do Strawberries Contain Vitamin C?

Strawberries are a good source of Vitamin C

About 5 large strawberries will provide about 98% of your daily requirement for Vitamin C.

Miss Shortcake-Gordough’s Donuts

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Gordough's Donuts the Miss Shortcake was so delicious I could have eaten three more if it wasn't so filling!

Miss Shortcake-Gordough's Donuts

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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 donuts


  • 1 Can Pillsbury Flaky Layers Biscuits
  • Canola Oil for frying
  • Strawberries chopped

For the Glaze

  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 *8oz pkg Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Milk


  • In a large dutch oven or pot fill 1/3 full of oil and heat to medium heat.
  • Open the biscuits, pulling apart each section, and cut out the center donut hole.
  • Once the oil is hot, get close to the oil and drop in the donut, being careful not to splash or burn your hand.
  • Continuously turn the donut using a spider or skewer until lightly golden brown.
  • Remove to a paper towel and then drop in the glaze.
  • Turn the donut over in the glaze and then using a skewer, thread it through the middle and hang either end across the bowl.
  • Once the glaze has dried top with frosting and loads of strawberries.

For the glaze

  • In a bowl, whisk together the milk, heavy cream and powdered sugar.
  • Set aside.

For the frosting

  • In a bowl, using a handheld mixer beat the cream cheese until smooth, add the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and a pinch of salt.
Nutrition Facts
Miss Shortcake-Gordough's Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 280
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 10.2mg3%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 48.6g54%
Protein 1.7g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • This looks deliciously evil

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    • They are!!! So delicious they are dangerous!!

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  • It is cool to try out. Thanks for your sharing this recipe for people to try on.

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    • You’re welcome! Enjoy!

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  • So Yum – I am loving watching them again!!!

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  • This needs to be in my mouth right now! Thanks you!

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  • This seems to be attractive and delicious. I would love to re-post if you allow.

  • This needs to be in my mouth right now!

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  • This looks deliciously evil. Wow. I love fresh strawberries, and this donut totally made my mouth water!

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  • Oh goodness, this donut is divine 🙂 my mouth is already watering at the thought!

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    • I felt a little embarrassed because everyone was full and didn’t want more and I was still shoveling into my mouth! haha

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  • Yummy 😀

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  • Love love love these doughnuts!! You did this one proud Carrian!!! And I grew up watching Full House too…it was the thing to do on Friday nights!!! My kids recently discovered the reruns and I am loving watching them again!!!

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  • Oh my gosh, this takes me back to Gourdough’s! Those strawberries look unreal. So gorgeous!

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  • You are killing me with this doughnut! I mean, I neeeeeeeeeed one!!!

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  • What a fun idea to make shortcake with a doughnut!

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    • Thanks, Erin. Well, I guess thanks Gordoughs. HAHA

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  • This is just evil! Plain evil because now I want to make these at 12:06 am!

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    • haahaha, thank you! I like a little evil when it comes to food

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  • I am totally dying over this one, Carrian!

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  • These are absolutely gorgeous! I totally just want to inhale that donut face first! PS: Yes! I was a total TGFI junkie and Full House was one of my favorites! : )

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    • yes!!! We totally lived the life.

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  • Oh no! These are dangerously easy, Carrian… Love that you used biscuit dough to make these gorgeous little treats!

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    • thanks my dear!! I am addicted now. That is not suxh a good thing.

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  • I’d have been impressed if you’d eaten more than one. You know I totally could have put it away, right? 😉

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  • Oh my gosh, these doughnuts are literally calling my name! Beside the Flying Pig, this one was my favorite!

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    • I’m kicking myself that I didn’t try the flying pig

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  • OH MY! I thing I just fell in love with these.
    And 4th of july is one of my favorite holidays, no gifts (too much pressure!), you can cook whatever you want, you get to have people over, stay up late, watch explosions in the sky! Seriously, it’s the best day.
    And I love these. A lot.

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    • That is such a good point!! I love allllllll of the food at BBQ’s, but secretly hate fireworks. Yeah, I’m a crappy person, 😉

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  • Haha Have Mercy always sneaks out too! I love Full House and Boy Meets World. Oh Cory and Topanga! (and notice I said Love and not loved…yeah I still watch reruns 🙂 ) I can’t wait for the new show Girl Meets World are you going to watch it?

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    • WHAT?!!! I need details pronto!

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  • Have mercy indeed! This needs to be in my mouth right now!

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  • I am running over to your house right now!!! Seriously, I need 74 of these bad boys!! And Full House, I heart Jesse!

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    • We could totally have a donut and full house marathon!

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  • Donuts make me blissfully happy! And seriously topped with gorgeous strawberries? I’m so there!

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  • Full House was the best! I still LOVE the reruns.

    And dude, these donuts. Perfection. I’ll have to add this to my July 4th spread – how could I not?!

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  • Yum, Carrian. YUM!

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  • This is amazing! Beautiful photos! I love all the doughnuts everyone is posting so fun, but I love this 4th of July one. So fun!

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