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Red Velvet Donuts stacked

Red Velvet Donuts

Gorgeous red velvet donuts made with simple ingredients and dipped in a delicious cream cheese frosting. These donuts are easy to make and perfect for Valentine's Day or birthdays!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Donuts
Keyword donuts, red velvet donuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author Monique of Ambitious Kitchen


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon red food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat donut pan with non stick cooking spray.

  2. In large bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Mix in sugar. 
  3. Add in egg, yogurt and water mixing well to combine. Add melted butter and vanilla. 
  4. Next, slowly stir in red food coloring. The batter will be thick! Use a pastry bag, or a spoon to fill donut pan 2/3 way full.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they bounce back when touched.
  6. For the frosting: I used a good old can of cream cheese frosting from the store to frost these! Easy! Simply scoop frosting into microwavable bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. You can dip the donuts or frost them, your choice! Cover with sprinkles for a pretty effect, or just devour like I did.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from King Arthur Flour