Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze Recipe Zoom

Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze Recipe

There’s no guilt in having red velvet cake for breakfast with these Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze. A sweet way to start off your morning, these red velvet 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 and design!
Makes: About 12 donuts
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare donut pans with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

For donuts, in large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

Step 3

In medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, vanilla, vinegar and icing color. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Divide batter evenly into prepared pans.

Step 4

Bake 7-9 minutes or until donuts spring back when lightly touched. Cool 5 minutes in pan, then remove to cooling grid to cool completely.

Step 5

For glaze, in microwave-safe bowl, microwave cream cheese at 50% power in 30 second intervals until cream cheese is slightly melted. Add confectioners’ sugar and milk; whisk until smooth. Top donuts with glaze.

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all-purpose flour

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

granulated sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

cocoa powder

1/3 cup cocoa powder

baking powder

1 teaspoon baking powder


1/2 teaspoon salt


3/4 cup buttermilk


2 Eggs

butter, melted

1/4 cup butter, melted (1/2 stick)

white vinegar

1 teaspoon white vinegar

cream cheese

3 oz. cream cheese

confectioners' sugar

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar


2 teaspoons milk




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