Mini Red Velvet Donuts will make anyone swoon. Decorated with cream cheese icing and festive sprinkles.
I was never much of a red velvet fan. It’s not that I didn’t like it, I just never thought too much about it.
Somehow that changed this year, and I’ve developed a full-blown obsession.
I have been making red velvet eeevvvvveerrrything! Cupcakes? Check. Ice cream? Check? Chocolate bark?! Check.
And these red velvet waffles are on the to-do list!
I attribute some of my new-found infatuation to making the stuff myself. You see, I’ve always thought that traditional red velvet was never chocolate-y enough.
It always has that teeny-tiny hint of chocolate, but not enough for my chocolate-loving heart. I like to up the cocoa powder content of all of my red velvet recipes, just to make that chocolate flavor run deeper and richer.
So, let’s chat about these little donuts. They’re baked, which means they’re healthier than fried, and a lot less of a hassle to make!
I dunked the red velvet beauties in a cream cheese glaze that is so good I considered drinking it (okay I may have settled for a few spoon licks…). There's just something about a good glaze on a good donut that takes them both over the top into can't-stop-myself realm of consumption. Same for you?
I do have a confession though. I totally couldn’t locate my red gel food coloring while I was making these, so I settled for “electric pink.”
The good thing is, with all the cocoa powder, you can hardly tell that they are slightly pink tinged. The bad thing? I saw my red gel food coloring out of the corner of my eye right after I placed the donuts in the oven…WHYYYYYY –sigh- Oh well.
The important thing is that these are adorable, and perfect for Valentine’s Day! I covered mine with a variety of different sprinkles.
I think I like the little hearts the best, but the chocolate jimmies are more delicious!
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