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We try to bake at least one sweet treat for every holiday and since we love donuts, and we love red velvet, it seemed appropriate that this year we share our favorite baked red velvet donuts recipe for Valentine’s Day this year. It also finally gave me a reason to use my mini fluted cake pan! I guess technically, this would make these mini cakes, but they are small and round with a hole in the center so I won’t tell if you don’t tell!

Obviously in order to make this recipe, you’ll need a donut pan (or in my case, a mini fluted cake pan) of some sort. I also found this donut pan set on Amazon that seems to have excellent reviews if you need one quickly. No matter which one you choose, make sure to read the directions so you know how much you should fill each section before baking. They may differ. Most will require you to grease them well so that your donuts come out easily. I use this avocado oil spray which works beautifully and is a healthier alternative to vegetable oil and butter!

red velvet donuts on a cooling rack

What I love most about these baked red velvet donuts are that they are baked and not fried. You won’t miss the oil, I promise! These donuts come out so moist and delicious and the cream cheese icing provides the exact about of sweetness to balance out the flavors. If you aren’t a fan of cream cheese icing, you’ll be pleased to know that you can’t even taste the cream cheese in this one! Even my youngest daughter thought it was vanilla.

To add the icing, you can use a piping bag or similar tool. If the icing is a little too runny for your liking, you can always stick our cooling rack and donuts in the freezer for a few minutes and it will help it solidify.

red velvet donuts on a cooling rack

red velvet donut on a rae dunn love plate

plate full of red velvet donuts
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Baked Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Icing

Similar consistency to a small cake, these red velvet donuts are baked, not fried. Drizzled cream cheese icing provides exactly the right amount of sweetness. These are perfect for Valentine's Day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: desserts, family, kid friendly, valentine's day
Servings: 6 donuts

Equipment

  • Donut Baking Pan
  • Electric Mixer
  • Piping bag or Similar Decorating Tool

Ingredients

Red Velvet Donuts

  • butter or oil for greasing pan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tbsp butter melted
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp red 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
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 drops red food coloring (liquid) optional
  • decorating sugar or sprinkles optional

Instructions

Red Velvet Donuts

  • Melt butter (do this first so that you have time for it to cool down).
  • Preheat oven to 350° and grease donut baking pan.
    donut pan from pampered chef
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Whisk until combined.
    dry ingredients in a bowl
  • In a smaller bowl, combine melted butter, buttermilk, egg and vanilla and whisk until combined.
    wet ingredients in a bowl
  • Fold the wet mixture into the dry, making sure not to over mix.
  • Add food coloring and stir until evenly distributed.
    red velvet donut batter
  • Spoon your batter into each donut pan evenly, filling each one approximately 1/2 way.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. This will depend on your pan. Mine takes 15 minutes. I recommend checking it at 10 minutes. Press lightly on the donut with the back of a spoon. If it's ready, it should spring back. If not, put it back into the oven for a little bit longer.
  • Let the baked donuts sit for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack to complete the cooling process.

Cream Cheese Icing

  • Using an electric mixer, on medium-high speed, combine cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth.
  • Lower the mixer to low and gradually add in the powdered sugar.
  • Once combined, add the milk. You can adjust the amount of milk depending on how thick you want your icing. The more milk, the runnier it will be.
  • If you'd like the icing to be pink, add in your food coloring and mix on medium-high speed for 1-2 minutes.
  • Once you're happy with the consistency of your icing, add it to your piping bag or decorating tool and drizzle over your donuts. You can also finish them off with sprinkles or decorating sugar.

We hope you love this baked red velvet donut recipe as much as we do. Don’t forget to check out all of our other family-friendly recipes!

red velvet donut on a rae dunn love plate

red velvet donut with a bite taken out of it

These baked red velvet donuts with cream cheese icing are so yummy, you won't even notice that they aren't fried! Perfect for Valentine's Day.

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  • Krystel | Frugal Living
    February 17, 2020

    These look so amazing!! I am on a diet but would love to try this

  • Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
    February 17, 2020

    Oh my gosh! This looks so delicious! I love Red Velvet!
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  • Christa
    February 16, 2020

    Not only are these gorgeous, but they look delicious, too! I’ve never made donuts at home before. Baking them is such a great suggestion!

  • Patricia - Grab a Plate
    February 15, 2020

    These look like the ultimate treat for a sweetie! I love these – so adorable!

  • Nicole
    February 15, 2020

    Ohh this looks so yummy! So cute too!
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  • Megan
    February 15, 2020

    oh yum! red velvet is one of my favourite flavours. what a good idea to turn them into donuts!!

  • Stella Harper
    February 12, 2020

    These donuts looks so lovely! Sounds great to try for Valentines. I love it’s unique shape so much!!

  • Elisha
    February 12, 2020

    This is a super creative recipe! I should make my own version!

  • Ruth I
    February 12, 2020

    Oh we love red velvet! Never tasted is as donut though but I am sure this tastes so good!

  • Randi
    February 12, 2020

    5 stars
    These baked red velvet donuts look so yummy! I am going to try to make them for my kids this week!

  • Lecy | A Simpler Grace
    February 11, 2020

    These are so pretty. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
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  • Shayla Marie
    February 11, 2020

    These are so pretty! We are not able to have red food coloring due to sensitivities, but I’m going to try these anyways without it!
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  • Lyanna Soria
    February 11, 2020

    5 stars
    I don’t think I’ve tried red velvet donuts yet. They look quite delicious and a great idea to make for Valentine’s Day.

  • Sara | mshealthesteem.com
    February 11, 2020

    Looks like a gorgeous dessert! Thank you for sharing your recipe 🙂

  • Catherine
    February 11, 2020

    These look absolutely delicious – I love red velvet!
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  • Angela Campos
    February 11, 2020

    These sound so amazing! They are beautiful too…can’t wait to make them…YUM!!!
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  • Erin
    February 11, 2020

    These donuts look so yummy! I’d love to make these for Valentine’s Day!

  • Monica Y
    February 11, 2020

    Red velvet is my favorite flavor of cake, so I need to make this recipe ASAP, omg now I am so hungry

  • Clair
    February 11, 2020

    Omg! So excited about these donuts! I am going to surprise my kids with these Valentine’s Day morning ❤️

    • Heather
      February 11, 2020

      That’s so exciting! I hope they love them!

  • Ashley R
    February 11, 2020

    5 stars
    I want to make these with my daughter. Is the only thing different between red velvet and chocolate is the food coloring? Ive always wondered.

    • Heather
      February 11, 2020

      Yep! It’s basically chocolate with red food coloring 🙂

  • Nadalie Bardo
    February 11, 2020

    5 stars
    OMG I don’t think I’ve ever seen red velvet donuts. These look so rich and yummy!
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  • Wren
    February 11, 2020

    These look delicious! I love red velvet and donuts are my weakness!
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  • Katrina kroeplin
    February 11, 2020

    Oh that looks really good! I’m going to have to try this out.

  • Lisa Joy Thompson
    February 11, 2020

    I am obsessed with donuts! And I love red velvet cake, so this donut recipe looks to-die-for. I can’t wait to try this!!!
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  • Nicole Bertrand
    February 11, 2020

    5 stars
    These look AMAZING and so festive! My girls would love to help me bake these! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Melanie williams
    February 11, 2020

    Oh wow how fab are these. Look perfect for a party table or to bake for family and friends xx

  • Sarah
    February 11, 2020

    These red velvet donuts with cream cheese icing look absolutely delicious. And right in time for Valentine’s Day! I know what I’m serving!

  • Marina
    February 11, 2020

    What a lovely recipe for Valentine’s day. Love the colour and the idea x
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  • Sherry
    February 11, 2020

    This are my kind of donuts. They look like mini bundt cakes. I could definitely eat these for breakfast.

  • Kita Bryant
    February 11, 2020

    These look so delicious! They are just in time for Valentine’s Day too!

  • Kathy
    February 10, 2020

    These look amazing. They’d be great for a Valentine’s treat too. I may just need to make some of these.

  • Amy Desrosiers
    February 10, 2020

    These are so pretty and vibrant! I love bold, red colors around this time of year. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  • Anzise
    February 10, 2020

    Yum! These red velvet donuts look so pretty and delicious 😍 These are absolutely perfect for V-Day or say anniversary day ☺👌 Will try it for sure!
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  • Janel
    February 10, 2020

    These are too perfect for a V-day treat for my kiddos!! Thank you, they look amazing!
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  • Myrah Duque
    February 10, 2020

    Everything about this recipe is perfect. I could eat anything “red velvet.” These Baked Red Velvet Donuts look amazing and with Cream Cheese Icing…..EXCELLENT. I know my entire family will love them! Thanks for the easy recipe.
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  • Lisa
    February 10, 2020

    I’ve tried red velvet cake many times before, but never donuts! This baked version is healthier too.

  • Brianne
    February 10, 2020

    5 stars
    Those look like Heaven on a plate! I want to try one (or five). I can’t wait to make these!

  • Tara Pittman
    February 10, 2020

    These would be perfect for Valentines day. I love the red color that they have

  • Amber Myers
    February 10, 2020

    5 stars
    I love red velvet desserts! These look spectacular. I know my entire family will love them! Plus they’re pretty 🙂
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  • Jessica Collazo
    February 10, 2020

    These Donuts looks delicious. Love the cream cheese icing
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  • Matt Taylor
    February 10, 2020

    5 stars
    Yummy! These look so amazing! I can’t wait to make them.
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    • Heather
      February 10, 2020

      I made your chocolate chip cookies this weekend. SO good!

  • kathleen
    February 10, 2020

    wow these donuts look so yummy! thank you for sharing, i need to try to make them 🙂

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