Baked Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze

My daughter is in love with Red Velvet Cake and I enjoy coming up with new ways to experiment with it. I have made Red Velvet Cupcakes, Red Velvet Cookies,  Red Velvet Cake with Cheesecake Filling each one better than the next.

I must admit the cake was my favorite just a little time-consuming, but well worth it. Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner I thought I would make Baked Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze.

The best part is these doughnuts start with a cake mix.

baked donuts recipe

I looked at a few different recipes and was all ready to make the cake doughnuts from scratch and then I found a baked red velvet donut recipe that started with Red Velvet Cake Mix.

Perfect for a morning breakfast treat.

What you need for these Baked Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze

red velvet donuts

I have made several different donut recipes as well, check out the double chocolate donuts and the baked Pumpkin doughnuts we attempted. Invest in an inexpensive donut pan as well.

I purchased 2 pans so I could easily make one dozen donuts at a time.



The batter is very thick so don’t get worried. I also doubled this recipe for 12 donuts.


red velvet cake mix


I found it easiest to move the batter to a large Ziploc bag, cut a hole in the corner, and squeeze the batter into each cavity. Your hands will be red!!




I think I overfilled the donut cavities but the bigger the better right!!




Now for the fun part, glazing and decorating these Valentine Treats.


cream cheese donut glaze

I adapted a cream cheese glaze recipe that was thicker than the proposed recipe and it thickened up much quicker once it hit the cooled donuts.

red velvet donuts


Not done yet, a few sprinkles are in order don’t you think?



How do I change the color of my donut glaze?

But wait I have some extra cream cheese glaze leftover. My grandmother would not let this go to waste, so why should I?

Add some red food coloring and decorate these babies even more. The hardest part is waiting for the glaze to harden.

baked red velvet donuts

Thought this was an artsy photo!! Enjoy!

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Baked Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze

red velvet donuts

Red Velvet Donuts From A cake Mix

Yield: 12 Donuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Make these baked donuts from a cake mix. 


  • 2 1/2 cups Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk + 2 Tbsp
  • 2 tsps melted butter
  • 4 oz Cream cheese, softened, I use low fat
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/4-1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat Oven to 425 degrees. Beat all of your ingredients in a small bowl until combined – I used beaters and it was thick.
  2. Lightly spray your donut pans with cooking spray Spoon in the batter into the donut pan or use a zipock bag to squeeze the batter more neatly.. Only fill about ⅔ the way up.
  3. Bake for 5-8 minutes. I could smell them early on, so watch them. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate as needed with cream cheese glaze and sprinkles if desired.


  1. Mix all ingredients together. Dip each donut into the glaze and allow to harden.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12
Amount Per Serving Calories 149Saturated Fat 2gCholesterol 9mgSodium 308mgCarbohydrates 19gSugar 10gProtein 3g

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  1. These donuts would be a hit in my house. Cream cheese glaze, oh boy!

  2. These donuts look absolutely delicious, I would love to try them. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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