Strawberry Shortcake Donuts {Recipe}

Strawberry Shortcake Donuts

Every Sunday I host the live stream, "Donuts & Chillin," through the social media platform, Meerkat. This live stream is full of fun, laughs and the occasional shot of tequila. I decided to start sharing the recipes and photos of these delicious donuts, in case you'd like to give them a try. If you do, please make sure to take a photo and tag it #CreaTiffs on Instagram and/or Twitter so I can check out your donut game. Make sure you follow me, @Tiffy4u on Meerkat to join in on the weekly fun.

Strawberry Shortcake Donuts
Strawberry Shortcake Donuts Closeup
Strawberries, basil and honey
Strawberries honey and basil donuts
Strawberry Shortcake Donut


Notes: this recipe makes 12 donuts, and it only takes about 30 minutes in total to throw together. Be sure to chill your can of coconut cream at least 4 hours in advance. I chilled it the night before, by the way this is the brand I used. This recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Donuts was adapted from With Food + Love and Oh, Ladycakes.

Donut Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 3/4 cup coconut milk

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 1 3/4 all-purpose flour

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup strawberries, finely chopped

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and oil the donut pans with butter, oil, or vegetable spray. I use coconut oil or butter. Slowly whisk together the sugar, coconut milk, vanilla and butter until the sugar is almost dissolved.

In a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. Then add in the strawberries and wet ingredients and stir gently until it is blended just enough that there aren’t any visible lumps.

Fill a pastry bag or plastic ziplock bag {cut the end} with the batter and distribute it evenly into the donut pans. Til each is about 2/3 full. Makes it easier if you place the bag inside a tall cup when placing batter into it. Bake for 15 minutes, remove from the oven. Let sit in tray for 5 minutes then pop the donuts out of the pan and let cool on a rack.

Strawberries Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 cups strawberries, thinly sliced

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • juice from 1/2 lemon

  • a solid pinch pink himalayan sea salt

  • small handful basil, chopped

While the donuts are baking, coat the strawberries with honey, lemon juice and sea salt.

Mix well together for a few minutes until the strawberries are extra juicy, then lightly stir in the basil.

Cream Ingredients:

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk, chilled for at least four hours

  • pinch of pink himalayan sea salt

  • teaspoon lemon juice {optional}

  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar {optional}

  • splash of vanilla {optional}

Skim the solid coconut milk off the top, discarding any juice. Whip with salt and vanilla and chill until ready to serve. If you like your cream a bit more sweet, add the powdered sugar and lemon juice. You can also use heavy whipping cream or canned whip cream.

What type of donut should I tackle next? Let me know in the comments!

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5 Tips For Successful Meerkat Live Streams

5 Tips for  Successful Meerkat Live Stream

There has been a recent explosion in social media with the emergence of live streaming apps - meerkat and periscope. This isn't the first time companies have tried to grasp live streaming. However, with the integration of social media, live streaming is becoming more engaging. In fact, these live streaming platforms are being compared to the early days of YouTube. I have tried both platforms and instantly fell in love with Meerkat. I suggest if live streaming is something that you are interested in, you check out both platforms and choose the one that's best for your style. 

Before streaming, I watched users on both. It was fun, but I was already leaning towards Meerkat, due to the engagement factor. On Meerkat, people leave comments, in real time. These comments also push to twitter, to continue the conversation. An awesome way to build a new audience on two platforms at once - Meerkat and Twitter. 

My first Meerkat stream, had three people watching. It was a lot of fun and felt like I was "hanging out" with new people. I continued to stream, and within a week, made the leader board and a lot of new friends, or #meerhomies, as I like to call them.

Example of what meerkat looks like through the video compilation, #HappyGlobe by Meerkater, Jeff Castillo.

Here are 5 tips for successful Meerkat Streams:

1. WATCH STREAMS - Before you start streaming I suggest you check out a few streams to get the idea of what it's like. If you don't know who to follow, start with the leader board. These are the people that have successfully built a style and following on Meerkat. I've also created a Twitter list that showcases my Favorite Meerkasters. This list is updated regularly, as I find new favorites. Please remember, even when you start streaming consistently, you don't forget to support other Meerkasters! Join streams that have only 1-2 people to help that Meerkaster gain the confidence to keep streaming.

2. ENGAGE - Don't be afraid to engage, chat and ask questions when you jump in streams. Meerkasters love to talk, that's why they're on Meerkat (or should be). In fact, a lot of them will give you advice. In addition, when you start your superstar streams - don't forget to TALK to your own viewers. They are giving you their time, appreciate them. Even if you start with 3 people (like me!) those are 3 people that want to spend part of their precious day looking at YOUR face. 

Meerkat Scheduling

3. SCHEDULE - I always schedule my streams. You can schedule 24 hours in advance. It helps people find you easier and "subscribe." They'll get notified when you schedule, when you're about to start and when it goes live. That's THREE reminders to check you out. This is a great way to attract new viewers and prepare them for your topic. When scheduling, I highly recommend you add a photo and believe dimensions are around 600x400. 

4. YOUR VOICE - The best way to find your voice and style is to JUMP IN. Start streaming, people will ask questions, from there, you can gauge what "your audience" wants to hear from you. Once you figure that out, you can tailor content for them. This is a new platform, which means, no one is an expert yet. Experiment, get creative and have fun. In fact, I do streams with puppets sometimes.  

Meerkat App Live Stream with Puppets
Meerkat Live Stream

5. KEEP STREAMING - In order to really grow and create your community you have to keep streaming. You don't have to stream all day, but once a day will keep you relevant. I stream once a day for at least an hour, but I've done streams as short as 20 minutes. It's easy to fit into your lifestyle because once the stream is over, there is no extra editing, uploading etc. It is, what it is. 

Hope my tips help you feel comfortable in the world of live streaming. If you're interested, here are a few Meerkat Live Streams I do weekly!













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