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Red Velvet Donuts that are heavenly, made from scratch, and covered with cream cheese frosting!

These Red Velvet Donuts are scrumptious warm bites of delight covered in cream cheese.  As you bite into them, you will notice an ingredient that isn’t normally a part of a red velvet dessert and that’s chocolate chips.

Red Velvet Donuts

Of course, in traditional red velvet recipes, cocoa powder is used, however, in our Red Velvet Donuts, we use chocolate chips.

Another one of my favorite Red Velvet desserts is my Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese frosting.

Here is our recipe for Red Velvet Donuts.  I must warn you, these are addictive.  You will go through them quicker then you think!  But hey, isn’t that what life’s about?  Enjoying comfort food in moderation?

Red Velvet Donuts

Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting:

Ingredients needed:

Donuts

1 C flour
2 tsp cocoa powder
1/3 C sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 and 1/2 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter, melted & cooled to room temperature
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp sour cream
1/3 C buttermilk
1 tbsp red food coloring
1/2 tsp distilled vinegar
1/2 C mini chocolate chips
1 regular size doughnut pan
cooking spray

Cream cheese frosting

1 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter
4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 C powdered sugar
2 tbsp whole milk
sprinkles
1 disposable piping bag

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray the donut pan with pam spray. set aside
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and salt.
Using a standing mixer, beat together the melted butter, egg, vanilla, sour cream and buttermilk.
Mix in the food coloring and distilled vinegar.
Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and whisk until just combined and smooth.
Mix in the chocolate chips
Spoon the batter into a large ziploc bag, cut the bottom corner off so there’s about 1/2 inch opening in the bottom corner.
Pipe the batter into the prepared doughnut pan.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the doughnuts feel slightly firm to the touch.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then continue cooling on a wire rack.

Make the Cream Cheese Glaze

Using a standing mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese until combined.
Add in 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of cream or milk and whisk until combined.
Add in more powdered sugar and cream until the desired sweetness level is reached.
Pour the cream cheese frosting into the piping bag and cut a small tip
Drizzle the cream cheese over the doughnuts and sprinkle with the sprinkles
Let sit for a few minutes before enjoying!

Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting:
Ingredients
Donuts
  • 1 C flour
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 and 1/2 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter melted & cooled to room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/3 C buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring
  • 1/2 tsp distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 C mini chocolate chips
  • 1 regular size doughnut pan
  • cooking spray
Cream cheese frosting
  • 1 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • sprinkles
  • 1 disposable piping bag
Instructions
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray the donut pan with pam spray. set aside
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  3. Using a standing mixer, beat together the melted butter, egg, vanilla, sour cream and buttermilk.
  4. Mix in the food coloring and distilled vinegar.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and whisk until just combined and smooth.
  6. Mix in the chocolate chips
  7. Spoon the batter into a large ziploc bag, cut the bottom corner off so there's about 1/2 inch opening in the bottom corner.
  8. Pipe the batter into the prepared doughnut pan.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the doughnuts feel slightly firm to the touch.
  10. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then continue cooling on a wire rack.
Make the Cream Cheese Glaze
  1. Using a standing mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese until combined.
  2. Add in 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of cream or milk and whisk until combined.
  3. Add in more powdered sugar and cream until the desired sweetness level is reached.
  4. Pour the cream cheese frosting into the piping bag and cut a small tip
  5. Drizzle the cream cheese over the doughnuts and sprinkle with the sprinkles
  6. Let sit for a few minutes before enjoying!

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Red Velvet Donuts