Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze

Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze

There's no guilt in having red velvet cake for breakfast with this red velvet donut recipe with easy cream cheese glaze. Bursting with red velvet flavor, these are a sweet way to start off your morning. These baked red velvet cake donuts are perfect for Valentine's Day or just to sweeten a mundane Monday morning at the office. Top your donuts with some sprinkles for added texture or enjoy with just the cream cheese donut glaze, if you really love red velvet!
  • Prep15 min
  • Total Time45 min
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    Amount12 donuts


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  1. Make donuts. Preheat the oven to 425°F and prepare donut pans with vegetable pan spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, vanilla, vinegar and food coloring.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Divide batter evenly into prepared pans.
  5. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until donuts spring back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove to a cooling rack and cool completely.
  6. Make glaze. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave cream cheese at 50% power in 30 second intervals until cream cheese is slightly melted. Add powdered sugar and milk; whisk until smooth.
  7. Top cooled donuts with glaze.


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