Red Velvet Donuts




Serves 24

  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red gel food coloring, such as Wilton
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons milk
  • Red sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Spray a donut baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl or batter bowl, add the flours, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Mix until fluffy with a whisk.
  5. Add the milk, eggs, food coloring and olive oil and mix until just combined.
  6. Carefully pour into prepared baking pan.
  7. Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until the tops are no longer tacky.
  8. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool.
  9. For Icing:
  10. Combine all ingredients for icing in a microwave safe bowl.
  11. Microwave on high for 30 second intervals, stirring in-between heating.
  12. Heat until cream cheese melts and frosting is a runny consistency.
  13. Add additional milk if frosting becomes too thick.
  14. Dip the cooled donuts in the icing and sprinkle with candy sprinkles of your choice.
  15. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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