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Red Velvet Donuts

January 16, 2012

Wondering what to make your loved ones for Valentines Day?

How about some sweet red velvet donuts dipped in chocolate and topped with crushed cinnamon heart candies?

These donuts aren’t sweet, the first batch I did I had forgotten the sugar but the crushed cinnamon candies and the chocolate made up for what was lacking in the sweet department.  The second batch was made with 3 tbsp of sugar but if you’d prefer a more sweet dough you’ll probably have to up the sugar by a tablespoon or two!

Don’t have a donut pan?  Then why not try frying your own donuts??  They’re the best, and you can find my favorite raised, fried donut recipe here. 

Red Velvet Baked Donuts makes 6

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil (canola)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp red (no taste) gel paste food colouring
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, semi sweet
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon hear candies, crushed

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray your donut pan with non stick spray or grease with vegetable shortening.

In a medium sized bowl, combine the dry ingredients and whisk until well combined.

In another bowl, combine the egg, sour cream, milk, oil, vanilla and food colouring.

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together until all of the dry ingredients have been combined.

Using a spoon, fill the donut pan about 3/4 full (I overfilled, had I of not been quite so generous there would have been enough batter left over for a 7th donut…but I didn’t want to bake twice)

Bake for 10 minutes or until donuts have risen and spring back when gently touched.

Cool in the pan for 3-4 minutes and then remove them by turning the pan upside down and giving it a good “whap” on the counter.

Once donuts have cooled, melt the chocolate with the milk (30 seconds in the microwave or over a double boiler on the stove top) Whisking until smooth.

Dip the prettier half of the donuts into the chocolate and let set slightly before liberally sprinkling with the crushed cinnamon candies.

Enjoy!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. January 18, 2012 10:20 am

    Seriously my mouth is watering after lookin’ at those beauties! I would love for you to link this recipe up to my Famous Linkz Party!
    http://www.made-famous-by.com

    Hugs,
    Heather aka Made Famous By

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