I have a total weakness for donuts. For example, I love Krispy Kreme donuts, and made these awesome copy cats a while back. And how can I celebrate a holiday about love without the treat I LOVE most? I couldn’t. But I am also trying to be healthier, so baked not fried is my middle ground.
I gave these a nice glaze, and then over-did it on sprinkles. In other words, I had to counteract the health benefit of baking instead of frying by adding tons of sprinkles and tons of glaze. Yeah…I have a problem.
But look at these? How could you not eat them? Truthfully, the pictures could be better. I really am working on my photography skills (or lack there of). I had been trying to get some pictures all day, but little hands kept sneaking in, so when I realized I only had half a dozen left, and needed a picture, I got up out of bed and took one in the middle of the night, with terrible lighting, and no motivation. But my sweet readers, I am trying. I know there are so many amazing food bloggers with killer pictures, so I want to do better. Thanks for hanging in there despite my crappy photography skills.
But enough about me and my obsession with donuts and crap photography, let’s get to the recipe! This was very slightly adapted from Taste and Tell Blog’s Red Velvet Donuts. You do need a Donut Pan for this, or you can use a Donut Maker. Sorry if you don’t have one, but don’t worry, there will be plenty of other recipes coming up that you can make without anything special. I love using my donut maker, but then again, I do have a donut obsession.
Baked Red Velvet Donuts
Cream Cheese Glaze
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 Tbs Cream Cheese Whipped is best
- 2 cups Confectioner's sugar
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 2 Tbs Cocoa Powder Unsweetened
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon red food coloring
- Mix together all ingredients until no longer lumpy. The cream cheese should mix in well, but it might be a little difficult to combine, this is why whipped is best
- Preheat the oven to 350F or turn on your donut maker so it can preheat
- Spray a donut pan with cooking spray, or spray donut maker with cooking spray
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside
- In another bowl, mix together the sugar and egg. Add the melted butter to the egg/sugar mixture. Add in the vanilla and buttermilk and red food coloring.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing just until combined.
- Fill the donut pan with the batter, filling each about 2/3rds full. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. If using a donut maker, fill to full, then close, and bake until light indicates they are done!
- While donuts are still hot, dunk them in the icing. Then cover with sprinkles of choice.
- Let cool
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.