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green velvet donuts on a cooling rack

Baked Green Velvet Donuts

  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life


A fun twist on the classic red velvet cake donut, these baked green velvet donuts are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day but can be enjoyed all year long.



Green Velvet Donuts

  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • avocado oil spray (or something to grease your donut pan)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp iodized salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp green food coloring (liquid)

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 34 tbsp milk


Green Velvet Donuts

  • Melt butter and set aside so that it cools down a bit.
  • Preheat oven to 350º and grease your donut pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until combined.
  • In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter and whisk until combined.
  • Fold the wet mixture into the dry until it’s combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Add food coloring and stir until the batter is evenly green.
  • Either pipe or spoon your batter into your donut pan, filling each space approximately halfway.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Press lightly on the donut with the back of a spoon. If it’s ready, it should spring back. If it doesn’t, put it back into the oven for a couple of extra minutes.
  • Let the donuts sit for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack until completely cool.

Cream Cheese Icing

  • Using an electric mixer, on medium-high speed, combine cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth.
  • Lower the mixter to low and gradually add in the powdered sugar.
  • Add milk. You can adjust the amount depending on how thick you want your icing. The more milk, the runnier it will be. If it gets too runny, add in more powdered sugar.
  • Once you are happy with the consistency of your icing, set it aside until your donuts are cool.
  • Dip one side of the donut into the icing. If you are using a topping, like the fruity cereal, place the frosted side of the donut into a bowl full of decorations and then let rest on your cooling rack.