You’ll totally fall in love with these Baked Red Velvet Donut Holes with Cream Cheese Glaze, because really, what’s better than an excuse for eating red velvet anything at breakfast?
Ugh. Problems on the new house front. Looks like it may take a few more weeks than we originally planned. The sellers are dragging their feet with moving out. I’m thinking about volunteering to go on over there with some empty boxes to get their butts in gear.
Anyway, it’s times like this that I’m very grateful that I decided not to pack up my donut pan and instead brought it with us to my parents house for our longer-than-intended temporary stay.
So let’s talk donuts. Doughnuts. (bonus points if you spell it doughnuts).
My break-out moment as a chef de doughnuts were these Baked Brown Butter Churro Donuts. And then was awarded 4 stars by critically-acclaimed donut reviewer Asheley (who also happens to be my wife) for these Baked Horchata Glazed Donuts.
And guess what? I treated myself. And so should you. Go ahead, you deserve it. Get yourself involved with this baked donut love.
Not gonna lie. I had to make these donuts a couples times for you.
I know. You’re welcome. It’s a pretty painful process having to taste test donuts. I blame my sudden and unexplained weight gain on you.
So guess what the secret was to making sure these bad boys stayed moist? Greek yogurt. I learned the trick from my fellow NY blogging buddy Cate over ate Chez Catey Lou. She’s got all sort of donut recipes on her blog. Thanks Cate 😉
Making baked donuts literally only takes 10 minutes of prep. And everyone has 10 minutes.
10 minutes to exercise… err, maybe not.
10 minutes to make donuts, heck yes.
These bad boys have been slightly adapted from the awesome and super talented Kelly at Life Made Sweeter. Seriously, if you aren’t following Kelly yet, you should totally start. She’s awesome.
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Baked Red Velvet Donut Holes with Cream Cheese Glaze
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 15 donut holes 1x
- 1 cup cake flour
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red food coloring (depending upon strength of coloring)
Cream Cheese Glaze
- 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream or half and half
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease donut hole pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until well incorporated.
- In your stand mixer or a large bowl with hand mixer (or go all old fashioned and just use a whisk), combine buttermilk, egg, yogurt, and vinegar on low speed. Add in butter (make sure it is cooled).
- Once thoroughly combined, slowly incorporate dry mixture and mix until just combined. Don’t overmix. Stir in enough red food coloring until desired color is reached.
- Spoon batter into a large ziploc bag and use a scissor to cut about a 1/2″ piece off one corner to create a makeshift disposable pastry bag. Fill each well in the donut hole pan approximately 3/4 full. Alternatively, use a spoon to fill donut pan and smooth out batter.
- Place in preheated oven and bake for 9-12 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into doughnut comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once completely cool, drizzle with cream cheese glaze and devour.
Cream Cheese Glaze
- Mix all ingredients together until well combined and smooth. Let rest for about 10 minutes to allow flavors to meld. If mixture is too loose, add a bit more powdered sugar. If too stiff, add a little more cream.
Want to make the donut-creating process extra easy? Use an electric mixer of sorts. Stand mixer. Check. Hand mixer. Check. Either way, you’re clear for the win. And guess who’s giving away both a stand mixer AND a hand mixer today? 😉
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