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Baked Red Velvet Donuts

Baked red velvet donut

Skip a trip to the bakery and prepare spongy, chocolatey red velvet donuts in your own kitchen. With a classic cream cheese glaze and some confetti sprinkles on top, these sweet treats will make your mouth water.

Thank you Sara Alvord from A Flavor Journal for this recipe.


Baked Donut Ingredients

Cream Cheese Glaze Ingredients


  • Baked Donut Steps

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • 2

    If using a metal donut pan, lightly grease it with butter or baking spray. Set aside.

  • 3

    Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and baking powder together in a large mixing bowl.

  • 4

    In a separate bowl whisk the buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, and egg together.

  • 5

    Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and fold together with a spatula.

  • 6

    Add the red food coloring and mix until well blended.

  • 7

    Carefully spoon the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling the wells about ¾ of the way full.

  • 8

    Bake for 14-17 minutes. Insert a dry toothpick into a donut to test for doneness; if the toothpick comes out with crumbs (and no batter), the donuts are baked through.

  • 9

    Let the donuts cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

  • 10

    Once they are cool enough to handle, dip the top half of the donuts into the bowl of cream cheese glaze. Then transfer to a platter and top with sprinkles!

  • Cream Cheese Glaze Steps

  • 1

    Whisk whipped cream cheese and milk together until smooth and creamy.

  • 2

    Mix in powdered sugar until fully combined.

  • 3

    Stir in vanilla and set aside until ready to use.