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Red Velvet Doughnuts

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COOK TIME
10
TOTAL TIME
10 minutes
SERVINGS

I love doughnuts. So much. And I love red velvet cake. Put the two together and add cream cheese frosting (gfoat- greatest frosting of all time. Yep, sure did) and you’ve got yourself a pretty darn good Valentine’s Day treat. Or a birthday treat. Or really just a Tuesday treat. Tuesdays need treats too. 

 

These are ridiculously easy, baked doughnuts. So you can feel a little less guilty. I don’t know what your dessert guilt scale is, but baked doughnuts rank about a level 2 for me. If it has “baked” in the title, then it’s definitely below a 5. I might be a little more lenient on my scale than most people though.  I mean, I said Tuesdays need treats too. 

 

Give these a try and maybe surprise your Valentine with breakfast in bed or a sweet treat in their lunch. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think! 

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Red Velvet Doughnuts

Prep time:   |  Cook time: 10  |  Total: 10 minutes

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Ingredients

Ingredients
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup & 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tsp vinegar
1 tbsp red food coloring
Cream Cheese Frosting
2 blocks cream cheese (8 ounce blocks), room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a doughnut pan with a non stick spray.
2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and cocoa powder. (if you don’t have a sifter, use a whisk)
3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, buttermilk, oil, vanilla, red food coloring and vinegar.
4. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir them all together until just combined. Be careful not to over mix. Batter will be very thick.
5. Using a piping bag or a ziploc bag with the corner cut off, pipe the batter into the doughnut pan. Fill only halfway.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes for large doughnuts and 5-7 minutes for small doughnuts. Cool completely before frosting.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
1. In a stand mixer or hand held mixer, mix the cream cheese and butter together on medium-high for 2-3 minutes until fluffy.
2. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time and mix completely after each addition. Add the vanilla and salt, mix again until combine. Add more powdered sugar if you would like it sweeter or thicker. For a thinner frosting, add a little heavy cream.
3. Using a piping bag or spoon, drizzle the frosting over the doughnuts. Enjoy!

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    1. You’ll want to just fill the batter halfway up the each mold in the pan you are filling up. It’s so the donuts don’t bake and go over the sides. Let me know if that makes sense. Let me know how they go too!

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2 Responses

    1. You’ll want to just fill the batter halfway up the each mold in the pan you are filling up. It’s so the donuts don’t bake and go over the sides. Let me know if that makes sense. Let me know how they go too!

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