Red Velvet? Donuts? Um, yum! These were absolutely delicious. The kind of donut you wait for at brunch after going to church in the morning. Ugghghg…I wish we made more…
This past fall, we made some yummy pumpkin donuts. We sort of cut through that recipe and opted in for cake mix instead – it made it so much easier. Experimenting with cake mix is always fun. It’s easy and delicious. We thought we’d try out a box of red velvet cake mix – yum! Have you ever had those chocolate glazed donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts? That’s what we were trying to go for.
We used a little bit of cake mix at a time – this yielded 6 large donuts, or 3 large donuts and 12 mini donuts – the perfect amount for the two of us to last for the week. So be sure to double your recipe if you want a full dozen.
Old Fashioned Red Velvet Donuts
- 1 1/4 cups + 1 tbsp red velvet cake mix OR any other kind!
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- Turn on your oven and preheat to a chilly 425 degrees.
- Beat all of your ingredients in a small bowl until combined – should look and feel like cake batter.
- Lightly spray your fancy donut pan (We got our large and mini pans from from HomeGoods) with cooking spray.
- Spoon in the batter into the donut pan. Only fill about 2/3 the way up. We over filled one and it was a frankenstein – but a yummy frankenstein. We used our steel pastry bag to pour in the batter – our pumpkin donuts were so messy last time.
- Pop in the oven and bake for 5-8 minutes. Our oven has a horrible baking problem and cooks things too fast. So the 5-8 minutes is very loose.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Decorate them to your liking. Want a glaze recipe?
Photos were updated and replaced on 5/15/2016.