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Red Velvet anything is perfect for Valentine's Day or even Christmas because of its rich red color. That's why I am loving these Red Velvet Donuts I think they make the perfect Valentine's Day Donuts. Don't you think?
Red Velvet Donuts – Perfect Valentine's Day Donuts
I love this red color for Valentine's Day cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and donuts! Pair it with white and pink and everyone will love it!
Many love cream cheese frosting with red velvet but I love using this melted chocolate glaze for them. Just a preference!
What type of frosting does these Easy Red Velvet Donuts have?
The frosting that you can add to these wholesome donuts is candy melts which pairs perfectly with the decadent taste of the red velvet.
Can I add cocoa powder to these donuts?
You can use any brand of cocoa powder to add flavor to these donuts. There are several great brands to choose from, including Nestle Tollhouse and Hershey’s. Use what you can find, have at home, or already have used and enjoyed at some point.
What texture do these donuts have?
The Easy Red Velvet Donuts have a soft, cake-like texture that will melt in your mouth with each bite. They’re wholesome, sweet, and will remind you of biting into a slice of your favorite red velvet cake. Although they have a cake-like texture, they’re a bit more solid than a traditional cake slice that would fall apart a bit easier.
How do I add the glaze to these donuts?
There are a few great ways to add your candy melts glaze to the Easy Red Velvet Donuts. You can drizzle it on with a spoon, spread it on with a butter knife, or even dip your donuts into the glaze. Choose the method that you prefer and then decide if you’d like to add any sprinkles on top.
Do I have to add the cream cheese glaze to these donuts?
No, you don’t have to add cream cheese glaze to these donuts if you don’t want to do so. Some people like them plain or prefer to sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of them for a touch of sweetness. If you want glaze without the cream cheese flavor, you can use vanilla or chocolate glaze, both of which taste great with these Easy Red Velvet Donuts.
A few notes!
Now I use a Red Velvet cake mix to make this recipe easier but if you're a ‘bake from scratch' person you can use your favorite red velvet cake recipe instead! I don't have one so I just made it easier on myself and you!
I used pink and white as my donut frosting but you can use red too, I just didn't think it looks as nice with the red donut, but that's my personal opinion. Also, I used the light pink candy melt, you can use a brighter pink if you want them to pop as well.
I shared the sprinkles I used below but I also these Wilton Jumbo Heart Sprinkles would look really cute too!
On to the recipe!
What you need to make Red Velvet Donut
How to make Red Velvet Donuts
Top with sprinkles and let the melts harden for 5 minutes.
- 1 box of Red Velvet cake mix
- Wilton Candy Melts, Pink, White
- Wilton Red Jimmies Candy Sprinkles
- Wilton Heart Candy Sprinkles
- Wilton Donut Pan
- Mix the Red Velvet Cake Mix according to the box.
- Spray donut pan with cooking spray.
- Pour donut mix into a measuring cup for easy pouring. Pour the donut mix into the donut pan, making sure not to fill all the way to the top.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Melt pink and white candy melts separately in microwave or with this Wilton Melting Pot.
- Dip some of the top of the donuts in the white candy melts and some in the pink melts.
- Top with sprinkles and let the melts harden for 5 minutes.
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Serving Size1 grams
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g