Hi Bold Bakers!
I have three words for you: Red Velvet Donuts! I never met a donut I didn’t love, and I love Red Velvet Donuts. Here at Bigger Bolder Baking we are gearing up for fall, getting our holiday bake on, and coming at you with some of the most irresistible and over-the-top recipes possible. Although red velvet is not a flavor specifically attached to a holiday it does scream celebration. For those of you who have never made something red velvet, this flavor is rich, decadent and will cure you of your chocolate cravings. These Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting will be the star of any dessert spread!
Red Velvet can come in many forms which is why I’ve decided to combine the flavor of red velvet cake with the fun single-serve nature of a donut! Swapping out classic donut glaze for tangy creamy cheese frosting makes these babies, Red Velvet, hand held, happiness!
From the rich red color and tender texture, to the bright white tangy icing, these Red Velvet Donuts are so impressive, and way easier to bake than they look. That red color comes from a lot of natural food dye in the form of beet powder (but feel free to use food coloring if you prefer).
No donut tin? No problem! This recipe, just like my other donut recipes, is made with a DIY Donut Tin, one of my favorite little tricks. Simply made with a muffin tin and some tin foil, these Red Velvet Donuts require no special equipment.
I cannot wait for all of you Bold Bakers to give these Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting a try. No matter what the occasion your friends and family will go nuts for these Red Velvet Donuts!
- For the donuts..
- 2 cups (10oz/300g) all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons cocoa powder, sifted
- ⅔ cup (6oz/180g) sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 5 tablespoons ( 2½ oz/75g) butter, melted
- 2 egg, room temperature
- 4 teaspoons vanilla
- ⅔ cup (6floz/180ml)buttermilk, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- For the Cream Cheese Frosting
- ½ cup (4oz/120g) cream cheese, softened
- 1½ cups (6oz/180g) powdered sugar, sifted
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoons milk
- Preheat the oven to 350oF (180oC) and prepare your DIY donut tin.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon.
- In a separate medium-sized bowl whisk together the melted butter, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla. Then whisk in the food coloring and distilled vinegar.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Be very careful to only mix the batter until it is just combined.
- Spoon the batter into a piping bag or large ziplock bag with the corner snipped off
- Pipe the batter into the prepared doughnut pan, filling each donut about ¾ of the way up.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until the doughnuts feel slightly firm to the touch. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove from the DIY donut tin to continue cooling on a wire rack.
- While cooling make the Cream Cheese Frosting: In a medium sized bowl whisk or stir together the soft cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk until well there are no lumps and it's runny enough to dip your donuts in. If the glaze is too thick you can thin it with a little milk. If its to thin add more powdered sugar 1 teaspoon at a time until you've reached the right consistency.
- Dip each donut in the glaze and leave for the frosting to set for 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
- (Suitable egg substitute: Applesauce).
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