Pink Velvet Donuts

For National Donut Day, my sister and I decided to use our donut pans (for the first time) and make these delicious pink velvet donuts with a homemade glaze! These were absolutely phenomenal and we made them in regular and mini sizes which made it even more fun to decorate and eat later. Enjoy and Happy National Donut Day! Also, credit goes out to my sister for taking the beautiful pictures! Check her pictures out at Laura Quintero Photography


Donut Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 c buttermilk
  • 2-1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs slightly beaten
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp red food color

Glaze Ingredients

  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2-2 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 2-3 drops food color if desired
  • decorations of choice


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Sift together flour, sugar, salt & baking powder. Add buttermilk, eggs, vanilla to dry mixture- mix. Add butter- mix until combined. Add cocoa powder & food color- beat until just combined.


Fill full size donut pans & bake 5-8 minutes OR! fill mini-donut maker & bake 3-5 minutes.


Donuts are done when they spring back when touched- do not over cook. While the donuts are baking, prepare the glaze by first sifting the powdered sugar into a medium bowl. Stir in enough milk to make soft and spreadable. If using colors, divide into separate bowls and add food color to each. Allow to cool on wire rack. Dip in glaze and add sprinkles before glaze dries.

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