Baked Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze

Oh, I’ve been wanting to make these babies for a while now…and finally got around to it.  My food to-do list is starting to look like a letter to Santa Claus.  Anyway, I got around to this recipe after discovering that there’s a donut pan out there so you can actually bake the donuts.  This blew my mind, and I ordered one immediately.


While mixing this batter, I asked my husband, “I wonder if the batter is supposed to be this thick?” like he might actually know, but I was just thinking out loud…and since this was my first time making any kind of baked donut, the question seemed logical.  I figured to keep going anyway and see how it turned out.  This was actually a recipe that I put together myself based on another baked donut recipe, and just adding the appropriate ingredients to make them red velvet.  So, if any of you try this recipe out and have ideas or suggestions of how to tweak it or make it better, please let me know!!!

baked red velvet donuts

Here they are, all finished and covered in that delicious cream cheese glaze.  Had a little too much fun dunking them in the glaze, that was quite possibly the best part…other than eating them, of course.  That deep red color is beautiful though…

Baked Red Velvet Donuts Recipe:

10 tablespoons butter, softened

1 cup white sugar

3 cups flour

3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cocoa

1 teaspoon vinegar

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon red food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream the butter and sugar until well blended, add eggs.  Continue mixing, then add remaining ingredients and beat well at medium speed.  Dough will be thick.  Spoon into ziplock bag or cake decorating bag.  Spray donut pan with cooking spray that has flour, or grease and flour pan.  Pipe dough into pan, filling about 2/3 of the way full.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Cool completely, then dunk in glaze and let set.

Cream Cheese Glaze Recipe:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

3 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 tablespoon butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

5-6 tablespoons milk

Using electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until blended.  Add remaining ingredients, adding milk 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.  A donut glaze should be thinner than the typical glaze.


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  1. I made chocolate doughnuts from one of the Happy Herbivore cookbooks but I don’t have a doughnut pan so I made them like doughnut holes instead. They were awesome so I may have to invest ! These look amazing. Red velvet was my great grandfathers favorite. 🙂

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