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A few red velvet cake donuts on a cooling rack.

Red Velvet Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting

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


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.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 143mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.4mg