Red Velvet Cake Mix Donuts – And a Valentine’s Day Party!

red velvet cake mix donut recipe for valentine's day

Ahhhhh, love.

It’s a beautiful thing. And it just so happens that I love you guys.

I know…awwwwwkward. I hate when someone random tells me they love me. You’re practically required by law to say it back, whether you mean it or not. I usually just say “me too!” So lame. It makes me feel like my 8th grade boyfriend.

red velvet cake mix donut recipe for valentine's day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day though and I made these absolutely perfect donuts that will rock your socks. They’re pretty much only Valentinesy because they’re red, but you guys…that’s how I roll. Cut something into a heart shape or dye it pink or red and there you go. Perfection.

I don’t know about your kids, but mine adore red velvet everything, so these were a perfect treat for them! Not to mention, I ate two myself. Whoops.

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red velvet cake mix donut recipe for valentine's day


Red Velvet Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Servings: 6 donuts
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dessert recipes, easy donut recipes, Valentine's Day recipes
Calories: 267 kcal

These Red Velvet Cake Mix Donuts are a breeze to make and sure to make anyone fall in love on Valentine's Day morning! Slather them with cream cheese for an extra dose of love!


For the donuts:
  • 1 1/3 cup Red Velvet dry cake mix
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 large egg beaten
For the frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the donut ingredients until well combined.
  3. Spoon the donut batter into the donut pan.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes or until donuts spring back when touched.
  5. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  6. To make the glaze, beat together all of the glaze ingredients until light and fluffy.
  7. Spread on the cooled donuts.
  8. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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