Red Velvet Donuts with Glaze

These Red Velvet Donuts with Glaze are made from scratch and have a hint of cocoa and vanilla.

Red Velvet Donuts with Glaze. Perfect for Valentine's Day #doughnuts

I love to enjoy Red Velvet year round, but Valentine’s Day practically requires that something red velvet be made. I like to have fun with Valentine’s Day breakfast and this year I am planning ahead of time.Β  Last year we had Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle. Pancakes are my favorite and I totally devoured them.

Red Velvet Donuts with Glaze. Perfect for Valentine's Day #doughnuts

This year I want to do donuts so I tried out a recipe from a cookbook I got for Christmas The Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook: Best-Ever Versions for Everything Red Velvet, with More than 50 Scrumptious Sweets and Treats. This is actually the first time I’ve eaten a red velvet donut so I can’t compare them to others, but I thought they were pretty darn good. My kids remarked that they taste kind of like funnel cake. Red Velvet Donuts with Glaze. Perfect for Valentine's Day #doughnuts These Red Velvet Donuts are fried, not baked. It’s a day for indulgences isn’t it? Red Velvet Donuts. Perfect for Valentine's Day #doughnuts

They are covered in a sweet glaze, but now I am wishing I had made a cream cheese frosting for them. Red velvet is kind of naked without cream cheese.

Red Velvet Donuts. Perfect for Valentine's Day #doughnuts

But regardless, won’t your kids think Red Velvet Donuts are a real treat for Valentine’s Day?

Red Velvet Donuts. Perfect for Valentine's Day #doughnuts

Red Velvet Donuts with Glaze. Perfect for Valentine's Day #doughnuts
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Red Velvet Donuts with Glaze
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
2 hr 10 mins
 

These Red Velvet Donuts with Glaze are made from scratch and have a hint of cocoa and vanilla.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 24
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 2 packages active dry yeast (1/4-ounce)
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon red liquid food color
  • Vegetable oil
Glaze
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Stir the yeast into the warm water and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine milk, sugar, and salt. Using a mixer with a paddle attachment, beat in eggs one at a time, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  3. Beat in shortening and 2 cups of flour.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together cocoa powder and food coloring to make a paste.
  5. Add food coloring paste to dough and mix well.
  6. Keep adding flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough begins to pull away from sides of bowl.
  7. Switch to a dough hook and knead dough for 5 to 8 minutes, until soft but not sticky.
  8. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, turning dough to coat it in oil.
  9. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise until it doubles in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.
  10. Fill a Dutch oven with about 2 inches of oil and heat to 350 degrees.
  11. Cut dough into four pieces, and working 1 piece at a time, roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 1/4-inch. Use a 3-inch round cookie cutter and a small round cutter to cut donuts. You can use the small round cutter to make more donut holes out of the scraps.
  12. Carefully slide a few donuts into the oil. Fry for 35 to 45 seconds and then flip over. Cook the second side about 30 seconds and then place on a rack or a paper towel-lined baking sheet.
  13. For glaze, combine confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  14. Drizzle glaze on top of dounuts.

Recipe Source: The Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook: Best-Ever Versions for Everything Red Velvet, with More than 50 Scrumptious Sweets and Treats

 

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16 thoughts on “Red Velvet Donuts with Glaze

  1. this recipe did not work at all. it didnt tell me when to add in the water with the yeast and i also had to knead in the mixer far longer than 8 minutes and i still didnt get a ball of dough i could pick up.

  2. LOVE <3 the color of these!!! Oh man I could really go for a donut right now. Frying isn't my thing (too much oil splatter tho i much prefer the taste!) but I will try to find a way to make a baked version sometime soon πŸ˜‰

  3. These are so beautiful! I love how bright these donuts are and the glaze on top looks perfect. These would be cute for Valentine’s Day breakfast or even dessert. Pinned πŸ™‚

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