Love is in the air when you bake our easy recipe for Red Velvet Donuts! Intense red color, cake-like texture and deep chocolate flavor make these doughnuts perfect for Valentine's Day breakfast or dessert!
Red Velvet Donuts
When I think of Valentine’s Day I immediately think red, Red Velvet Cake Donuts, that is!
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Our red velvet donuts recipe bakes in a donut pan, are so easy to make and take only minutes to bake!
An intense red color 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!
Our red velvet doughnuts are so delicious you’ll want to start your day with them for breakfast and end your day with them for dessert too! Because, after all, there’s nothing quite like a homemade buttermilk donut, now is there?
Red velvet cake shaped like donuts just makes you feel that Valentine love!
How to make baked donuts
- Preheat your oven to 400F and coat 2 donut pans with cooking spray.
- Combine flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder and kosher salt in a bowl and whisk until blended.
- Whisk buttermilk, butter, eggs and vanilla in another bowl until combined.
- Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture and stir until blended.
- Stir in red icing food color.
- Pour batter into the 12 donut cavities and bake 10-12 minutes or until tops of donuts spring back when touched.
- Cool 5 minutes in pans and then transfer donuts to a wire rack. Cool completely.
- While donuts are cooling, combine confectioners’ sugar and warm water in a small bowl stirring until a glaze forms.
- Coat donuts with glaze and decorate with valentine sprinkles.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Add mini chocolate chips to the batter
- Don’t have buttermilk? Make your own by combining 1 cup milk and 1 Tablespoon vinegar. Let stand until mixture thickens.
- Drizzle melted chocolate over the glaze for added flavor
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- all-purpose flour
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- baking powder
- kosher salt
- butter, melted
- vanilla extract
- no taste red icing food color
- confectioners' sugar
- warm water
- Valentine sprinkles
If you love red velvet cake as much as I do, and agree that anything red velvet is perfect for Valentine’s Day, then you'll want to check out these easy recipes too!
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies is an easy recipe that combines two favorite desserts, brownies and cheesecake. A homemade red velvet brownie cake is topped with a creamy cheesecake batter and baked to perfection. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Our Red Velvet Mini Cake Recipe is an easy from scratch cake recipe for your Valentine’s Day dessert. Mini cake layers have a deep intense red color and are flavored with cocoa powder for a delicious chocolate flavor. Frost with a homemade buttercream frosting and decorate with Valentine sprinkles and you’ll have adorable red velvet mini cakes that are perfect for sharing on Valentine’s Day.
The ever popular red velvet cupcake just became a cookie! Top with a peppermint glaze and crushed candy canes and Peppermint Crunch Red Velvet Cookies are all dressed up for the holidays! Make it for Valentine's Day without any peppermint and top with valentine sprinkles for a dessert for your sweetie pie!
- 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
- Valentine sprinkles
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.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Add mini chocolate chips to the donut batter
- Drizzle melted milk chocolate over the glaze for added flavor
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