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Large Family Red Velvet Donuts | Desserts for Large Families

Large Family Red Velvet Donuts | Desserts for Large Families

Prepare a sweet breakfast treat with this Large Family Red Velvet Donuts recipe. Make fresh and flavorful donuts that you can offer to loved ones for breakfast and as a sweet snack to have throughout the day.

Do you enjoy donuts and red velvet cake? What if you could have both of your favorites in one simple treat? This Red Velvet Donuts recipe combines the taste of a traditional donut with a slice of red velvet cake, allowing you to make the most decadent breakfast treat you have ever tasted. 

These donuts taste great when warm, room temperature, and even cold. You can get the children involved in helping you prepare this recipe because it is quite fun and straightforward to complete. You might want to make several batches of the Red Velvet Donuts ahead of time to ensure that you will always have some donuts available for anyone who wants them, especially those in your large family. If you’re looking for more dessert ideas then try our Low-Carb Peanut Butter Fudge, our Wreath Fruit Pizza, or our Low Carb Peanut Butter Mousse.

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Large Family Red Velvet Donuts | Desserts for Large Families

The Ingredients Required to Make the Large Family Red Velvet Donuts

You can prepare the Red Velvet Donuts with these ingredients:

  • Flour. The recipe starts with flour that will help you prepare the dough that will eventually turn into delicious donuts.
  • Vanilla Extract. Give the donuts a slight vanilla touch with the vanilla extract.
  • Cocoa Powder. Be sure to have a cocoa powder that you can add to your mixing bowl when creating the donut dough.
  • Red Food Coloring. The red food coloring is what gives red velvet cake its beautiful color.
  • Buttermilk. Adding buttermilk to your donut dough is a great way to ensure that the donuts rise perfectly and are as moist as possible.
  • Cream Cheese. You will use the cream cheese for the frosting that gets applied to the donuts.

In addition to the ingredients above, be sure to have sour cream, sugar, buttermilk, and eggs to help you prepare the Red Velvet Donuts.

Large Family Red Velvet Donuts | Desserts for Large Families

Helpful Tips on Storing the Red Velvet Donuts and Making Them Ahead of Time

If you have already baked your Red Velvet Donuts and need to store them, you should place them on parchment paper in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge to preserve their freshness for as long as five days. 

If you have just made the dough for the donuts but have not yet baked them, you can store the dough in an airtight container in your freezer until you want to use it. The dough will stay good for six months. Simply defrost the dough by putting it in the fridge the night before you end up making the donuts.

What to Add to Your Red Velvet Donuts

After your donuts have cooled down, you can add your cream cheese frosting on top. You might want to leave them just like that or add sprinkles to the donuts. Besides sprinkles, mini chocolate morsels are a great topping to put on your Red Velvet Donuts. Some people like to add chopped pieces of chocolate, shredded coconut, and even different types of chopped nuts on top of their donuts with the frosting.

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Large Family Red Velvet Donuts

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Large Family Red Velvet Donuts | Desserts for Large Families

Large Family Red Velvet Donuts | Desserts for Large Families

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Donuts
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven

Description

Prepare a sweet breakfast treat with this Large Family Red Velvet Donuts recipe. Make fresh and flavorful donuts that you can offer to loved ones for breakfast and as a sweet snack to have throughout the day.

 


Ingredients

  • 3 cup all-purpose flour 

  • 6 tsp. cocoa powder

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

  • 3/4 tsp. salt

  • 7  – 1/2 TBSP. unsalted butter , melted & set to room temperature

  • 3 large egg 

  • 6 tsp. vanilla

  • 3 TBSP. sour cream , room temperature

  • 1 cup buttermilk 

  • 3 TBSP. red food coloring

  • 1 1/2 tsp. white vinegar

 

Cream Cheese Glaze: 

 

  • 3 TBSP. butter , softened

  • 12 oz cream cheese, Room temperature

  • 3 to 3 ½ cups powdered sugar, sifted

  • 3 to 6 tablespoon cream or milk until mixture is smooth

 


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and prepare doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray. 
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, cocoa, salt, sugar, and baking soda
  3. In a separate medium bowl whisk together the melted butter, vanilla, egg, buttermilk and sour cream. Be sure this mixture is free of all clumps, then whisk in the red food coloring and vinegar. 
  4. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until fully incorporated. 
  5. Pipe the batter into the donut pan using a piping tool if you’d like. 
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the doughnuts feel slightly firm. 
  7. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes, then remove from the pan to continue to cool.  

 Cream Cheese Glaze

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together the butter and cream cheese until smooth.  Add in 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of milk and whisk until smooth.. The consistency should be smooth a thickened
  2. Using a flat edge knife frost each donut. 
  3. Optional: crumble 1 doughnut and sprinkle the crumbs on top of the donuts or decorate as desired. 

Keywords: Red Velvet Donuts

These Red Velvet Donuts are such a special treat for Christmas or Valentine’s Day! Make these along with your Christmas cookies for a sweet new addition. They also make a great treat all year round so don’t hesitate to make them anytime!

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