Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine Red Velvet Donuts

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Valentine red velvet donuts with cream cheese glaze.  And sprinkles.  You.Guys.  These will rock your socks off, no lie.  And if you serve these to your sweetheart for breakfast on Valentine’s Day morning, they’re sure to thank you with a giant smooch.  Or at the very least you’ll give them a sugar high that’ll have them buzzing sweet nothings to you for a good hour.

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These donuts were a collaboration with my friend Amy of Belle of Beechmont, who is always willing to teach me how easy baking can be.  To prove it, she used a box of red velvet cake mix to whip up these yummies.  She altered the wet ingredients slightly from the directions on the box to give these a denser, more donut-y consistency.  The result?  Delicious red velvet awesomeness in a mini heart-shaped form.

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Red Velvet Donut Ingredients
1 Box of Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 Stick Butter
1 Cup Whole Milk
2 Eggs
Also, Donut Pan (round or heart shape) and Nonstick Spray

Mix the cake mix with the wet ingredients.  Spray the donut pan with nonstick spray (very important!).  Fill the donut pan with the batter and cook at 350-degrees for 15 minutes.

Cream Cheese Glaze Ingredients (from Martha Stewart)
4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
Pinch of Salt
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
3 Tablespoons Milk

Martha’s directions are all fancy, but I just whisked the ingredients together by hand and it turned out fine.  Why must you be complicated, Martha? 

Dip the donuts into the glaze and sprinkle with fun festive sprinkles if that’s your thing.
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Once the glaze had hardened, I packaged these babies into these cute cellophane bags from Wholeport.  They are the perfect size for these treats and you can still see the yummy donuts inside. 

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How about it?  Have I convinced you to make these for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day?

Happy Valentine baking, DIY’ers!


Check out the Love Banner DIY here.
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