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:
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:
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