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Baked Red Velvet Donuts Recipe

Red Velvet donuts on a rack with icing and sprinkles

Valentine's Day is all about love, flowers and all things red. When I pitched my recipe ideas for Valentine's Day to Zak, one the list were red velvet cookies. It was maybe a day or so when I had the thought, why not red velvet donuts? I have a recipe on my blog for baked donuts that I use often that is simple to make and the donuts are plump and delicious. A little red food coloring and a dash of cocoa powder made them super festive and scrumptious. I hope you're enjoying all things red, just like I am.

Red Velvet donuts with icing and sprinkles

Donuts on a cooling rack

Glazed Red Velvet donuts with sprinkles

Baked Red Velvet Donuts Recipe Instructions

Baked Red Velvet Donuts Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12

Ingredients

Baked Red Velvet Donuts
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red gel food coloring, such as Wilton
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • Red sprinkles

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a donut baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl or batter bowl, add the flours, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Mix until fluffy with a whisk.
  5. Add the milk, eggs, food coloring and olive oil and mix until just combined.
  6. Carefully pour into prepared baking pan.
  7. Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until the tops are no longer tacky.
  8. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool.
For Icing
  1. Combine all ingredients for icing in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for 30 second intervals, stirring in-between heating.
  3. Heat until cream cheese melts and frosting is a runny consistency..
  4. Add additional milk if frosting becomes too thick.
  5. Dip the cooled donuts in the icing and sprinkle with candy sprinkles of your choice.
  6. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.