Red Velvet Donuts

When I first heard about red velvet desserts, I thought about how it sounds quite interesting. Then, I found out that red velvet desserts have a good amount of red food coloring and cocoa powder in it. Red velvet desserts can be traced as far back as the early 20th century. Back in the days, beet juice was used to color the cake instead of red food coloring. One of these days, I will try to make cakes using different vegetable colors and see how they turn out.

Red Velvet Donuts Recipe

Serving: ~2 dozen baked donuts


For the batter:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup soy mill
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • Red food coloring (Start with a few drops, and add more if you want it more red)

To decorate:

  • 1-2 cups of royal icing
  • Edible sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients together.
  3. Put the batter in a piping bag.
  4. Pipe the batter into a pre-greased donut pan.
  5. Bake the donuts for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Let the donuts cool completely before decorating.


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