Red Velvet Donuts

Today was my Sunday to bake at church again. I couldn’t decide what to make at first. I figured I would do either donuts or muffins.  I browsed my Pinterest Breakfast & Baked boards to see what I haven’t made yet. After looking at several pins of donuts I knew thats what I was going to make.

I decided on Red Velvet Donuts by Jessica over at How Sweet It Is. (Who happens to also be in the Pittsburgh area.) Only changes I made were I switched out the flour and used lactaid/vinegar instead of buttermilk.  

These donuts are super easy to make. I mixed all the dry ingredients together in a medium size bowl. Next adding in the milk and a slightly beaten egg to get this nice thick batter. 

In a small bowl, mix baking soda and vinegar together, then add in vanilla. Add the mixture to the doughnut batter, then stir in red food coloring. I only ended up using about have the red food coloring. 

Spoon batter into a well greased donut pan. Fill them about 2/3 full. 

Bake for about 7 minutes on 425°.  While the donuts were baking & cooling, I made up the glaze. I mixed together the cream cheese and vanilla with a fork before sifting in the powdered sugar. After mixing those together a bit, I whisked in the heavy cream. I ended up using 3 tablespoons of cream. 

I decided on dipping the donuts into the glaze instead of spreading it on. 

 

Riley LOVED them. And they seemed to be a hit at church this morning as well. For the donut holes, I used my mini muffin tray.

Red Velvet Donuts [Gluten Free]

Yield: 10-12 full size donuts

Ingredients

Red Velvet Cake Doughnuts

1 cup WCWBF's flour mix

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1/3 cup granulated sugar + 2 tablespoons

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/3 cup buttermilk + 1 tablespoon (or milk & vinegar)

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon red food coloring (I used gel)

Cream Cheese Glaze

1/4 cup whipped cream cheese, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup powdered sugar

4-5 tablespoons heavy cream, or more depending on texture

Instructions

Donuts
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Combine flour, cocoa, sugar, salt and baking powder, then mix with a spoon.
Add in buttermilk and egg.
Stir in butter.
In a small bowl, mix baking soda and vinegar together, then add in vanilla.
Add the mixture to the doughnut batter, then stir in red food coloring. Using a pastry bag or spoon (I found a spoon was easier since this batter is more cake-like) fill each doughnut mold 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 7-8 minutes, then let cool for 5 minutes before removing.
Cream Cheese Glaze
In a bowl, whisk cream cheese vigorously until it smoothes out.
Add in sugar, vanilla and cream one tablespoon at a time, whisking constantly. This glaze will be a bit thicker (almost like a thin frosting), so add more or less cream depending on your desired consistency.
Either dip doughnuts or frost them with a small spoon, then cover in sprinkles or shaved chocolate.

Notes:

Original recipe source:HowSweetEats.com

http://blog.whycantwheatbefriends.com/red-velvet-donuts/

 

Subscribe

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.

, , , , ,

5 Responses to Red Velvet Donuts

  1. Miranda March 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    Super delicious! A must try if you are a red velvet fan!

  2. Source Webpage June 30, 2014 at 1:19 am #

    Thanks for finally writing about >Red Velvet Donuts
    | WhyCantWheatBeFriends.comWhyCantWheatBeFriends.com <Liked it!

  3. Dre December 24, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    Oh my goodness, just made these for my boyfriend who is gf! Delicious!

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. 23 Gluten Free Donuts that Will Fill You With Glee - Munchyy - May 28, 2014

    […] Why Can’t Wheat Be Friends […]

  2. 21 Gluten Free Donuts that Will Fill You With Glee - Munchyy - May 28, 2014

    […] Why Can’t Wheat Be Friends […]

Leave a Reply