Thursday, June 5, 2014

Red Velvet Donuts

Red Velvet Donuts, Only 1 word I can say is amazing..I love anything red velvet, and these moist and delicious donuts are so good, the donut is moist, then the topped dipped into a yummy icing, then a crumb topping that just adds more yumminess..These will be a super hit with everyone, great to have at home for breakfast or dessert, perfect for a brunch, but beware you cannot just eat one..

Donut Ingredients:

1 ( 12 hole) donut pan
2 1/4 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 extra large egg
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon red food coloring

Ingredients For The Icing:

2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

Ingredients For The Crumb Topping:

1/2 a crumbled donut


1.Preheat your oven to 350F.
2.Grease a donut pan with very soft butter.
3.In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring each time until smooth
4.Once melted, add the butter and whisk until combined. 
5.In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt and set aside.
6.In another medium bowl whisk together the sugar and egg.
7.Add the melted butter and chocolate mixture, vanilla extract and buttermilk mixture, whisk well to thoroughly combine.
8.Gradually add the dry ingredients in the first bowl to the wet mixture, mixing just until combined.
9.Carefully fill prepared donut pan with the batter, fill each 2/3 full so there is room to rise.
10.Bake for 11-15 minutes or until slightly springy to touch.
11.Let cool on a wire rack.

For The Icing:
1.In a small bowl, use a whisk and combine all icing ingredients until smooth.

To Assemble The Donuts:
Make sure donuts are fully cooled and then place them onto serving platter.
Use tongs or your hands and dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze.

For The Crumb Topping:
Break up 1 donut into crumbs and sprinkle over glaze.
Let cool in fridge for a few minutes before serving so that the glaze can harden slightly.

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