Go Back
+ servings
Red Velvet Donuts - Valentine Donuts

Red Velvet Donuts

Baked red velvet donuts that are just as light and fluffy as red velvet cupcakes. Easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword red velvet donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 donuts
Calories 200kcal
Author Rebecca Swanner


  • nonstick spray
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup red cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2-3 drops red food coloring optional


  • Preheat to 325, spray donut pan with nonstick spray and wipe off excess.
  • Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in small bowl.
  • Beat butter and sugar on medium high until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  • Add eggs, mixing for 30 seconds in between each addition.
  • Add vanilla. Turn off mixer and scrape down sides. Mix on high for 15-20 seconds.
  • Turn mixer to low. Add 1/3 of flour mixture. Add 1/2 buttermilk. Repeat, ending with flour. Add red food coloring if desired.
  • Transfer donut batter to pastry bag fitted with a round piping tip. Pipe batter into pan, leaving a 1/4” of room.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until they spring back when gently touched. Let rest for 5-7 min, remove from pan.


Calories: 200kcal