Baked Red Velvet Donuts (#1669)

Serves
Ready
12
30
Minutes
Prep
Cook
15
Minutes
15
Minutes
Categories
Snacks
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour or regular all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 Eggs extra large
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips (Semi-Sweet) melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp Food Coloring red, or a few dots of red paste coloring

Icing

  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tbsp Buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° f (180° c). Spray or grease with vegetable shortening donut pan(s).
  2. Into a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt; set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, mix together the sugar and egg. Add the melted butter, melted chocolate, vanilla extract and buttermilk; mix well to thoroughly combine.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients in the first bowl to the wet mixture, mixing just until combined.
  5. With a spoon or a pastry bag, carefully fill prepared donut pan(s) with the batter, filling each opening about two-thirds full (or you could use a standard ice cream scoop, filling scant-level; dollop on each donut opening and with wet finger, open up the hole, pushing the batter to the sides evenly).
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes (donuts should spring back with touched lightly).
  7. Cool completely on wire rack.
  8. Prepare icing: With a wire whisk, combine all ingredients until smooth.
  9. Dip the donut tops in the icing, letting excess fall back into the bowl (be careful not to let crumbs get in the icing). Let dipped donuts dry/set on rack.
  10. In the alternative, you could use a homemade or canned cream cheese frosting to top the donuts.
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