Perfect to treat your Valentine’s, these Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting are amazing! Baked instead of fried, these donuts make for a fun classroom Valentine’s treat, a great weekend breakfast for the family or sweet workplace snack!
Have you ever baked donuts before? A while back I bought a couple of donut pans, and it’s been donut heaven here at our house ever since! We’ve made Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donuts, Blueberry Muffin Donuts, Coconut Glazed Donuts, and now these fun, colorful Red Velvet Donuts! Since this recipe starts with a regular boxed cake mix, making these donuts couldn’t be easier!
Much like the classic cake, I made some creamy, delicious cream cheese frosting to pair with these moist, delicious donuts. When thinking this beautiful red cake could make for a great Valentine’s Day treat, I decided to make half of the frosting pink (adding a few drops of red food coloring), and kept the rest of the frosting white.
Topping these donuts with pretty Valentine’s Day sprinkles, hearts and gel frosting made this really fun for both me and my 7-year-old. We got creative making stripes, dots, and swirls, too!
These donuts make for a great treat to take to school for a class Valentine’s Day party, or a nice snack to take in to work. Everyone will be super-impressed that you made these donuts!
Here’s how these pretty donuts come together:
I hope you get to celebrate Valentine’s day with the ones you love! Make sure to have some delicious Red Velvet Donuts on hand to enjoy with your sweethearts! Enjoy! ~Erin