Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting


– 1 Red Velvet Cake Mix – 1 c. water – 2 eggs – 3 Tbsp. butter, melted – [b]For Frosting:[/b] – 1 (8 oz.) pkg, cream cheese, room temperature – 1/2 c. butter, room temperature – 2 tsp. vanilla extract – 4 1/2 c. powdered sugar


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray a regular sized donut pan with non-stick baking spray. Set aside. With a hand or stand mixer, combine the cake mix, water, eggs, and melted butter. Mix until smooth and completely combined. Add the batter into a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag. Cut off the tip to make about a 1/2" opening. Pipe the batter into the donut pan, filling each donut about 3/4 full.

Step 2

Bake the donuts at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. (My donut pan is regular sized donuts, and there are 6-donuts to a pan.)

Step 3

Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Gently run a knife around the donut to release it from the pan, and transfer to a cooling rack. Let donuts cool completely before frosting.

Step 4

To make frosting, add the room temperature cream cheese and butter into a mixing bowl. Using a hand or stand mixer, cream together. Add the vanilla and mix. Begin adding the powdered sugar one cup at a time, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl after each cup. 

Step 5

If you want to color your frosting, add the desired amount of food coloring to achieve desired color of frosting. Spread about 1-2 Tbsp. of frosting on each donut.

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