This post contains affiliate links. (Disclosure policy)When I think of Valentine’s Day I immediately think red, Red Velvet Donuts, that is! Baked in a donut pan, Red Velvet Donuts are so easy to make and take only minutes to bake! An intense red color , cake-like texture and fabulous chocolate flavor guarantee these Red Velvet Donuts will let those special people know just how much they are loved. Top them with a vanilla glaze and valentine sprinkles and love is in the air!
If it’s Valentine’s Day then it’s that time again! Swirls of Flavor is participating in the Second Annual Good Cookies Food Bloggers’ Valentine’s Event to benefit Cookies For Kids Cancer and raise awareness and the needed funds to combat pediatric cancer. This is the second year for our Valentine’s event! We want to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer!
Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies: Dixie Crystals, Mediavine and OXO have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000!!!
Cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the United States and 40,000 American children are battling the disease right now. Kicking off it’s 10th year, Cookies For Kids Cancer is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides annual research grants to seven of the nation’s leading pediatric cancer centers.
Gretchen Holt Witt and her husband Larry Witt founded Cookies for Kids Cancer in honor of their beautiful son Liam who lost his battle with this horrible disease when he was almost seven. Liam and his family fought so hard and gave it their all and we were all rooting for him. I remember the day we got the call in our test kitchens at the magazine that Liam had passed away. The tears wouldn’t stop for this little boy who was so full of life and love. Cookies For Kids Cancer is an amazing tribute to Liam.
Be A Good Cookie & Donate
There are many ways for you to Be A Good Cookie in addition to donating here. You can host a fundraising event, order their cookies as gifts, shop their online gift shop, make a donation, create a fundraising page, sponsor or run a 5K….the list goes on and on. There are 5,000 events happening in 50 states. And remember that by simply making a donation here, three wonderful brands, OXO, Dixie Crystals and Mediavine, are matching dollar for dollar up to $3,000 per brand! Last year we raised $12,250. Want to help us beat that amount this year? Be A Good Cookie and donate today!
Be sure to scroll down and check out the awesome recipes of the many bloggers participating in this Valentine’s Event! Just click on the links for the yumminess!
“Love Like Liam” this Valentine’s Day and every day. XOXO
- 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 6 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. no taste red icing food color
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 4-5 tsp. warm water
Preheat oven to 400F. Coat 2 donut pans with no-stick cooking spray.
In one bowl whisk flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder and kosher salt until blended.
In another bowl whisk buttermilk, butter, eggs and vanilla until combined.
Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture and stir until blended. Add red icing food color and stir until batter has turned a deep red color.
Divide batter evenly between 12 donut cavities. Bake 10-12 minutes or until tops of donuts spring back when touched. Cool 5 minutes in pans. Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.
Meanwhile, in small bowl combine confectioners’ sugar and warm water until a glaze forms.
Top cooled donuts with glaze and valentine sprinkles.
Makes 12 donuts.
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