Red Velvet Donuts Recipe

Happy Friday! I hope you have some fun on the books for this weekend? I’m currently on my way to PA for a much needed girl’s weekend. So basically a weekend of talking, wine drinking, and eating await me. 

Red velvet donuts topped with cream cheese frosting! Bonus: They’re ready in just 20 minutes.

yield 6 baked donuts


For the red velvet donuts:
1 cup all-purpose baking flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 teaspoons red food coloring

For the cream cheese frosting:
3 ounces cream cheese, VERY soft
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, VERY soft
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1-2 tablespoons milk


For the red velvet donuts:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Generously grease a doughnut pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla, and egg. Gently fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture – don’t over mix! Fold in red food coloring and stir until combined.
  3. Visit Red Velvet Donuts @ for full instructions.

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