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Small Batch Baked Red Velvet Donuts

Small Batch Baked Red Velvet Donuts

This recipe for a Small Batch Red Velvet Donuts are so much fun to make and especially to decorate.
They taste moist and delicious and you won’t believe they are baked, not fried. The perfect small batch too. 

 

 

I love this easy recipe for the most delicious small batch red velvet donuts.

They come out moist and just delicious.

One thing about donuts fried or baked, they taste best the same day.

So, that’s why I always try to bake up small batches.

It’s like eating a fresh donut from your favorite donut shop. However, they aren’t fried but, still have that perfect donut texture and flavor.

Everyone loves the sweet vanilla glaze. Just the right amount to finish off the deliciousness.

Bake a batch and taste what I’m talking about.

Have fun with the kiddos while you decorate each donut to create your own style.

These happen to be perfect for Valentines Day. But, they are really perfect anytime of year. Just change around the icing colors and these are great for Christmas, Easter, or any occasion. 

Enjoy the sweet deliciousness! 

 

Small Batch Baked Red Velvet Donuts

Yields: 6 donuts

 

What you’ll need to make these yummy baked donuts…

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp natural cocoa powder, not Dutch processed for this recipe
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp fine sea or kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, this is the one I use in my baking and dessert making
  • 2 tsp red food coloring (or 1 ½ tsp red velvet flavoring/coloring, found online or in craft stores)

  • For The Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp flavored extract of choice, optional  (If you do not want a flavored glaze, add just ¼ tsp more of vanilla)
  • assorted sprinkles, nonpareils, and crushed candy, optional, like these, these, or these are all great choices.

 

In the pan and ready to go into the oven

Baked to perfection and now the fun part…decorating!

Let’s see how to make these beauties…

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a donut pan well with butter or shortening. You can also spray with baking spray(with flour)
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, salt, and baking powder.  
  3. In a second medium mixing bowl, combine wet ingredients: buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla extract and egg.  
  4. In the dry ingredients, make a well in the middle of the bowl.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix gently with a rubber spatula. 
  5. Add in the red food coloring or red velvet flavoring/coloring.  
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the tops spring back and a toothpick should come out clean or with dry crumbs.
  7. Cool in pan then invert onto a cooling rack. Cool completely.

To Make The Glaze:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add powdered sugar and salt. Using a whisk, break up any clumps and lighten up the sugar.
  2. Add the vanilla, the flavoring extract if you choose, and 2 tbsp milk.  Stir.
  3. Slowly add 1 tbsp of milk at a time until you get the consistency that you want.  (I added about 3 – 3 ½ tbsp of milk total.)
  4. Separate your glaze into smaller bowls and use food coloring to get your desired colors. You can also keep just as is, a shiny white glaze does look pretty on the deep red donuts.
  5. Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze.  
  6. While the glaze is still wet, add sprinkles.
  7. Allow to set up. That’s it, looking beautiful and delicious. 

            

 

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Small Batch Baked Red Velvet Donuts

These Red Velvet Donuts are so much fun to make and especially decorate. They taste moist and delicious and you won’t believe they are baked, not fried. The perfect small batch too. Enjoy every bite of these gems!
Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baked donuts, Doughnuts, red velvet, red velvet donuts
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp natural cocoa powder, not Dutch processed for this recipe
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea or kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp red food coloring (or 1 ½ tsp red velvet flavoring/coloring, found online or in craft stores)

For Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch fine sea or kosher salt
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp flavored extract, optional (If you do not want a flavored glaze, add just ¼ tsp more of vanilla)
  • •assorted sprinkles, nonpareils, and crushed candy, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a donut pan well with butter or shortening. You can also spray with baking spray(with flour)

    2.In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, salt, and baking powder.

    3.In a second medium mixing bowl, combine wet ingredients: buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla extract and egg.

    4.In the dry ingredients, make a well in the middle of the bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix gently with a rubber spatula.

    5.Add in the red food coloring or red velvet flavoring/coloring.

    6.Bake for about 10 minutes or until the tops spring back and a toothpick should come out clean or with dry crumbs.

    7.Cool in pan then invert onto a cooling rack. Cool completely.

    To Make The Glaze

    1.In a medium mixing bowl, add powdered sugar and salt. Using a whisk, break up any clumps and lighten up the sugar.

    2.Add the vanilla, the flavoring extract if you choose, and 2 tbsp milk. Stir.

    3.Slowly add 1 tbsp of milk at a time until you get the consistency that you want. (I added about 3 – 3 ½ tbsp of milk total.)

    4.Separate your glaze into smaller bowls and use food coloring to get your desired colors. You can also keep just as is, a shiny white glaze does look pretty on the deep red donuts.

    5.Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze.

    6.While the glaze is still wet, add sprinkles.

    7.Allow to set up. Enjoy!

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