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Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting

5 from 1 vote
Fluffy red velvet donuts are made easy with boxed cake mix and topped with tangy cream cheese frosting. Top them with red, white and blue sprinkles for a 4th of July treat!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 donuts


Red Velvet Donuts

  • 1 ½ cups red velvet cake mix, dry and unprepared
  • 1 large egg, room temperature and lightly beaten
  • cup buttermilk, (make your own!)
  • ½ tablespoon vegetable oil

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ - ¾ cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla almond milk, or milk of choice
  • Sprinkles


Red Velvet Donuts

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray donut pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, egg, buttermilk and oil until thoroughly combined.
  • Fill a pastry bag (or a plastic bag with a hole cut in the corner) with batter and pipe into prepared pan. If you want a hole in the center, fill each donut cavity ⅔ full - you'll likely end up with 7 donuts. If you're like me and want more surface area for toppings, just distribute the batter evenly until it's all been used.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool in pan for a few minutes, then remove to cool completely on wire racks.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a medium bowl using a hand mixer, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk and beat until completely combined.
  • Frost each donut and top with red, white and blue sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
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