Pink Velvet Donuts

Pink Velvet Donuts

I love donuts and I love pink desserts even more!  I’m really happy that I found a recipe for baked donuts that I think tastes like a donut and not like cake in the shape of a donut.

Pink Velvet Donuts

I wanted to make these donuts baby pink but I had a little accident with the oven. I accidentally left it at 220 C without noticing from when I made dinner and the first batch of donuts turned brown. I thought I should add more color to the batter. Long story short…magenta Valentine’s Day donuts it is!

Pink Velvet Donuts


Pink Velvet Donuts

Yield: 1 dozen



2 tbs unsalted butter

2 ounces (57g) white chocolate, chopped

2 1/4 cups plain flour

1 tbs baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 tbs vanilla

1/2 cup buttermilk

pink gel food coloring

Vanilla Glaze

2 cups icing sugar

2 tbs hot water

1 tbs milk

1/2 tsp vanilla


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F/180C (I even turned my oven down to 170 C to keep them from browning) and grease a donut pan.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate and butter on 30 second burst until melted. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl mix together the sugar and egg until combined. Add the melted butter mixture and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the vanilla, buttermilk, pink coloring and mix until incorporated. Gradually add in the dry ingredients until just combined. Don't over mix (dough will be a little sticky).
  6. Fill each hole two thirds full and bake for 7-10 minutes. Cool for a few minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool.
  7. Make the glaze by whisking together all of the ingredients. Add in more water for a thinner glaze. Brush over donuts once cooled. I gave my donuts two coats.

adapted from Ryan’s Baking Blog


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