Use a Red Velvet Cake Mix to make these easy Red Velvet Donuts, perfect for Valentine’s Day!
As we head into the next holiday these Red Velvet Donuts are a perfect choice. These are also fun for any festive events throughout the year too!
Can you make Red Velvet Donuts with Cake Mix?
This recipe does use Red Velvet Cake Mix as the base of the recipe, so it’s best to get a good quality Red Velvet Cake.
I prefer this Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix.
Can you make these Gluten-Free?
If you need to make these gluten-free, use a gluten-free mix. I have recently discovered this Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake Mix that has rave reviews!
If you do plan to make this gluten-free, a simple switch of cake mix is the only necessary swap but as always check all ingredients.
Tips for Making Red Velvet Donuts:
To make things easier when piping the donuts into the pan, you can use a piping bag or decorator’s bag to easily pipe it into the pan.
The batter is not very thick, so it’s best to cut the bag right when you are ready to start filling the pan.
The Wilton Donut Pan is a must-have for this recipe.
A few things to remember too, these donuts do last on the counter for 2-3 days in an airtight container or in the fridge for up to 5 days.
If you prefer to freeze them, be sure they are not glazed yet and seal them in a freezer-safe bag for up to 60 days.
The cream cheese glaze is optional but we personally prefer it, this would be prepared while the donuts are cooling. Be sure to coat them when they have fully cooled.
The cream cheese adds a wonderful flavor to these donuts.
Are you ready for a treat? Time for some delicious Red Velvet Donuts!
Red Velvet Donuts
- 3 Eggs
- 4 oz Cream Cheese Room Temperature
- 1 Box of Red Velvet Cake Mix
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Cream Cheese Glaze
- 4 oz Cream Cheese Room Temperature
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350*F.
- Grease a donut pan and set it aside.
- In a large mixing bowl or with a hand mixer, mix the cream cheese and eggs until well combined.
- Add half of the red velvet cake mix and mix well until combined.
- Add in the milk and vanilla, mixing on low until well incorporated.
- Add in the remaining cake mix and combine until the batter is formed.
- Fill the donut pans 2/3 of the way full, this can be done with a cake piping bag or with a spoon.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until when you insert with a toothpick the toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool for 2 minutes in the pan.
- Place them on a cooling rack to cool completely.
- While they are cooling, make a glaze. Make the cream cheese glaze by using a small bowl or hand mixer. Combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla extract.
- Mix until well combined.
- If the mixture is too thick, add 1 tbsp of extra cream.
- Top the cooled donuts and add sprinkles if desired.
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Comments & Reviews
Madelyn Campbell says
The recipe calls for 4 Oz of cream cheese. Not until you begin mixing is there any mention of eggs. It also doesn’t specify how much of the cream cheese goes into the batter and how much goes into the icing.
Mommy Hates Cooking says
Hi there, the eggs are the first ingredient in the recipe card, 3 eggs. It uses 4oz of cream cheese in the donuts and another 4 oz in the glaze ingredients. I hope this helps clarify.
BRILLIANT idea to use a cake mix, Kristy! We will be featuring you starting Wednesday at the Creative Crafts Linky Party! Pinned and shared!
Kristy, we all love easy recipes!
Thank you for sharing your easy red velvet donut recipe at Create, Bake, Grow and Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring it at the party tonight and pinning too.