Doughnuts with chocolate glaze, chocolate frosting and chocolate seashells on top

Source: Warings Bakery

Chocolate Praline Seashell doughnuts from Warings Bakery

The nation’s bakers have been busy raising dough for The Children’s Trust this National Doughnut Week (20-28 May 2023).

Sponsored by CSM Ingredients, the week sees proceeds from the sale of over-the-top treats topped with sweets, biscuits and more as well as classic jam-filled doughnuts donated to the charity which specialises in helping children with brain injuries.

Here are some of the delicacies enticing customers:


Ashers Bakery Cream Doring, and Raspberry & White Chocolate Doughnut

Source: Ashers Bakery

Cream Doring (left) and Raspberry & White Chocolate Doughnut

Ashers Bakery

Nairn-based Ashers Bakery has unveiled a trio of new additions for National Doughnut Week, including a Chocolate & Coconut Yum Yum, Cream Doring, and Raspberry & White Chocolate Doughnut. If that wasn’t tempting enough, the Scottish bakery is also offering consumers the chance to get four doughnuts for the price of three.


Salted caramel doughnuts with white icing drizzle and biscuit crumb on top

Source: Birds Bakery

Birds Bakery

Bakers at East Midlands-based Birds Bakery have put a new spin on one of its much-loved classics. This iteration sees the salted caramel doughnut filled with cream and topped with a ginger crumb. The bakery is donating 25p from every limited-edition doughnut sold and 20p from every other doughnut purchase made throughout the week to The Children’s Trust.

The bakery is also asking customers to help create a brand-new doughnut to join its line-up. Fans can vote on social media channels for their favourite flavour, filling, and topping, with the winning combination made available to buy later this year.


Chocolate covered rung doughnuts with Orange Matchmaker sweets and orange drizzle

Source: Breadalbane Bakery

Orange Matchmaker doughnuts

Breadalbane Bakery

Based in Aberfeldy in Scotland, Breadalbane has truly embraced the National Doughnut Week spirit with a raft of specials rolled out every day for the whole week. Among those is an Orange Matchmaker doughnut (pictured), Lime Cheesecake, Rhubarb & Custard, and Lemon Meringue variants. Its staple doughnuts are also available including the Irn Bru-inspired one, pink sprinkle covered one and Biscoff.


A row of sticky jam doughnuts

Source: Jenkins Bakery

Jenkins Bakery

Jenkins Bakery, which has nearly 30 shops across Wales, is keeping things classic this National Doughnut Week with its Raspberry Jam Doughnuts among those on offer. There’s also an Iced Ring Doughnut, and Lemon Ring Doughnut which is topped with Sicilian lemon icing and filled with a sharp lemon cream. Jenkins will donate 10p from every doughnut sold to The Children’s Trust. Last year the business sold more than 8,000 doughnuts, raising £1,000 for the charity.


A doughnut with blue icing, chocolate biscuit crumb and cookie dough pieces on top

Source: Planet Doughnut

Cookie Street doughnut

Planet Doughnut

As a doughnut specialist, Planet Doughnut is donating a portion of its proceeds to charity. Its menu is wide-reaching with options including Cookie Street (which has a Belgian chocolate filling with blue cookie dough flavoured icing, topped with Oreo and cookie dough pieces), as well as the caramel and chocolate treat Last Rolo, and the Peanut Butter Brownie, which has caramel icing, chocolate chips, a brownie chunk and filled with a peanut butter caramel.


A selection of doughnuts with blue icing, sprinkles and cardboard mermaid decorations on top

Source: Warings Bakery

Mermazing doughnut

Warings Bakery

Reading-based Warings has embraced an under-the-sea theme this National Doughnut Week as it offers shoppers the chance to win a box of its ‘mermazing’ treats. Its line-up includes the Pearl Oyster, which is filled with cream and jam, and topped with purple icing and edible pearl, the Chocolate Praline Seashell doughnut, and the Mermazing doughnut.