I received (ok, I bought it for myself because I had these crazy buttons from JC Penney’s but that is beside the point) a mini donut pan for Christmas, and I finally got the chance to break it in on these delicious red velvet mini donuts. Ean was super excited because donuts are one of his favorite things to make (and eat). We made a few normal size donuts as well, both equally as delicious. Perfect Valentine’s treat for your family or friends.
Baked Red Velvet Donuts from The Velveteen Baker
2 c all purpose flour, sifted
3/4 c granulated sugar
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3/4 c buttermilk
1 t vanilla extract
1 t red food coloring
1 T natural cocoa powder, not dutch-processed
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 T butter, melted
Cream Cheese Glaze
I had a little bit of Cream Cheese Frosting left over from some red velvet cupcakes…so I just added some milk and there was the perfect glaze.
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4-1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray donut pan with nonstick cooking spray. In large mixing bowl, sift together all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a paste with the cocoa and red food coloring. Add buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract, butter and red paste mixture and beat until just combined.
Fill each donut cup approximately 3/4 of the way full. Bake 5-8 minutes or until the top of the donuts spring back when touched. Let cool in pan for 4–5 minutes before removing.
For the Glaze: In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar. Once combined, gradually stir in milk.
Finish donuts with cream cheese glaze, but dipping or drizzling glaze over donuts. Enjoy with someone you love!