Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sweet Shortcuts - Baked Red Velvet Doughnuts

Did you know that today is National Doughnut Day?  In honor of this day, I decided to make these fun red velvet doughnuts...and you won't have to wait long to eat these cute treats, because they're made from a mix!


[If you don't have a doughnut pan, you can buy one here.]

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (325 for non-stick pans).

Grease your doughnut pan, making sure to get all around the middle prong.

Mix up a box of red velvet cake mix, per the directions on the box. 

Then simply pour the batter into your doughnut pan - fill the depressions so the batter is not quite to the top, like this:

Bake for ten minutes, and do a toothpick check to see if the doughnuts are done.  If they aren't, just keep checking on them every two minutes until they're done.

Let them cool for 10-15 minutes, then gently turn your pan over to release the doughnuts onto a drying rack.  If they don't pop out easily, just bang on the back of the pan.  (This scared my dogs half to death!)

(I don't have a photo of the doughnuts just out of the oven, because I was so excited to frost them, that I forgot.  Whoops!)

You can certainly eat them just like this, but they're even better dipped in a thick vanilla glaze:

Vanilla Glaze:

One cup confectioners sugar
One teaspoon vanilla
Milk - as needed

Add the confectioners sugar and vanilla to a bowl, then slowly drizzle in milk and whisk to make a THICK glaze.  If you add too much milk, don't you worry - you can just add more confectioners sugar to thicken it up.  My measure of when it's thick enough is when I can lift the whisk a little bit above the bowl, and the dripping glaze will form a tiny hill before sinking back in to the mix:

Then dunk your doughnuts!  I just plopped the doughnut in and let it float on the top for a little bit  before lifting it out...let it drip for a few seconds over the bowl, and then place it on your drying rack.

You can decorate these ruby treats however you'd like - I added tiny autumn leaf sprinkles, red hearts, and red and white sugar bits.  I also drizzled lines of glaze with a spoon on some of them.  Adding the decorations would be a great job for kids, because it's impossible to mess up.  J

I hope you have a fantastic National Doughnut Day - leave a message in the comments about what your favorite kind of doughnut is!

- Sugar Baby


  1. oh your doughnuts look so CUTE! i can't wait to venture into doughnut making land soon with my new d-nut baking pan! ^__^

  2. Thanks so much! They're so fun to make, and I'm sure you will love them!