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!