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. Gives me flash backs to the first time I told my 8th grade boyfriend I loved him.
Okay, now that we’ve gotten my feelings out of the way, let’s talk Valentine’s Day!
I love making this day fun for the whole family by starting with a cute breakfast, like these Red Velvet Donuts!
The bright red donuts topped off with cream cheese frosting just scream V-Day to me! So fun, so sweet, and super easy since we start with a box of cake mix.
Let’s do this!
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Donut Ingredients – You’ll need red velvet cake mix, buttermilk, oil, and an egg to prepare the red velvet donut batter. It’s a pretty simple mix!
Frosting Ingredients – For the rich and sweet cream cheese frosting you’ll mix together softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla!
What Readers are Saying!
“Made these last night and glazed them. They were incredible! Super moist and perfect consistency! Thanks for a great recipe!” – Stephanie
How to Make Red Velvet Donuts:
Donut Batter: To get started you’ll add all of the batter ingredients (cake mix, buttermilk, oil, egg) to a bowl and whisk together until it’s all well combined into a smooth red velvet donut batter.
Bake: Now to get baking! Spoon the donut batter into a greased donut pan. When filled pop it in the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the donuts spring back when touched. Let cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.
Frosting: To prepare the frosting you’ll add the softened cream cheese to a bowl and beat together with the powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream!
Finally, spread a generous amount of the frosting on each red velvet donut! The contrasting red and white colors will make these cake mix donuts look even more appealing. And who can turn down all that cream cheese frosting?
We use our Donut Pan to make donuts at least a few times a month! The kids love them, they’re easy to make, and then pan is super economical!
We like to keep these donuts in a sealed bag or container in the fridge. They’ll last for 3-4 days.
You can! Freeze them in a single layer in a freezer safe container for about 2 to 3 months. You can thaw them in the fridge overnight!
MORE DONUT RECIPES!
- Chocolate Glazed Donuts
- Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts
- Cake Donuts
- Fruit Loop Donuts
- Chocolate Sprinkle Donuts
- Maple Bar Donuts
- Potato Donuts
Red Velvet Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting
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
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the donut ingredients until well combined.
- Spoon the donut batter into the donut pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until donuts spring back when touched.
- Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
- To make the glaze, beat together all of the glaze ingredients until light and fluffy.
- Spread on the cooled donuts.
- Serve immediately.