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2-Ingredient Baked Red Velvet Donuts

A fun and flavorful breakfast recipe these Baked Red Velvet Donuts are a hit! Super simple, fast and absolutely delicious!

A FUN RED VELVET BREAKFAST

I’m a total nut when it comes to breakfast foods. I don’t care if it is savory or sweet, I’m down for it all. These Baked Red Velvet Donuts make it seem like you are eating dessert for breakfast and I am totally ok with that. With super minimal ingredients these donuts are done from start to finish in 18 minutes! Using a boxed cake mix and a jar of cream cheese frosting among a few other ingredients, these come out perfect every single time. A definite fun breakfast for sure. If you are looking for something tasty, dessert like but also a breakfast food then this Baked Red Velvet Donuts are just what you need.

Close up of stacked Baked Red Velvet Donuts Glazed with top donut broken in half.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do I have to use a cake mix?

If you have a recipe for red velvet donuts that you love you absolutely can use that. We love doing it this way because it is super simple and easy and great for beginning bakers.

I don’t like cream cheese frosting, can I use something else?

Absolutely! Vanilla frosting would work well for this, chocolate is also a great contrast to the red velvet flavor!

Can I double this recipe?

Absolutely, if you feel like you want or need more donuts on hand this recipe can easily be doubled to feed your desired amount of people.

Can I use other cake mixes?

Yes! This recipe will work with any cake mix that you like. So you can create so many different donut flavors!

Why use bananas?

This adds moistness to the donuts. Surprisingly, it also gives it more of the texture of a donut than just cake mix alone. You don’t really taste it as a separate ingredient. You could also use about half a cup of Greek yogurt as a substitute.

How do I store leftovers?

These can be stored in an airtight container for 1-2 days or in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. These can also be frozen, it is best to freeze before glazing. Place your cooled baked donuts in a freezer container and they will keep for up to 2 months. Let defrost in the refrigerator or countertop then glaze and decorate.

Four stacked Baked Red Velvet Donuts on cutting board with top donut broken in half.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • red velvet cake mix
  • bananas
  • cream cheese frosting
  • red sugar sprinkles
Ingredients needed: red velvet cake mix, bananas, cream cheese frosting and red sugar sprinkles.

HOW TO MAKE BAKED RED VELVET DONUTS:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and grease a donut pan. In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork or potato masher.

Mashed banana in bowl.

Stir in the dry red velvet cake mix until just combined.

Cake batter mixed into the mashed banana.

Pour the mixture into a large ziploc bag or piping bag. Cut the tip off of one corner of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cavity about ⅔ full.

Donut batter piped into wells of donut pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 7-8 minutes, or until the donuts are cooked through and a toothpick inserted in the donut comes out clean.

Baked donuts in donut pan.

Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack.

Finished baked donuts on wire rack.

Add the frosting to a microwave safe bowl and warm in the microwave for 10-20 seconds for a runny consistency to make dipping easier.

Cream cheese frosting melted in bowl.

Dunk each donut upside down into the frosting and return to the cooling rack right-side up. 

Donut being dipping into melted cream cheese frosting.

Follow immediately with sprinkles on top of the donuts before the frosting sets. 

Baked Red Velvet Donuts on wire rack.

Allow to fully cool before serving, enjoy!

Three stacked and glazed Baked Red Velvet Donuts on cutting board.

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Square image of stacked donuts with top donut broken in half.

2-Ingredient Baked Red Velvet Donuts

A fun and flavorful breakfast recipe these Baked Red Velvet Donuts are a hit! Super simple, fast and absolutely delicious!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 15.25 ounce box red velvet cake mix
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 16 ounce container cream cheese frosting
  • Red sugar sprinkles or sprinkles of your choice

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and grease a donut pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork or potato masher.
  • Stir in the dry red velvet cake mix until just combined.
  • Pour the mixture into a large ziploc bag or piping bag. Cut the tip off of one corner of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cavity about ⅔ full.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 7-8 minutes, or until the donuts are cooked through and a toothpick inserted in the donut comes out clean.
  • Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack.
  • Add the frosting to a microwave safe bowl and warm in the microwave for 10-20 seconds for a runny consistency to make dipping easier.
  • Dunk each donut upside down into the frosting and return to the cooling rack right-side up.
  • Follow immediately with sprinkles on top of the donuts before the frosting sets.
  • Allow to fully cool before serving, enjoy!

Notes

  • Use any cake flavor to switch up your donut flavors.
  • You can change the frosting on top to your liking, see my suggestions above.
  • These can be frozen, see my tips above.
  • Double this recipe to make more if you’d like.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 370mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. Hiya, I’m going to make these soon and I was just wondering if we add the dry cake mix without the added ingredients to form the cake mix, I’m assuming we just add the powder because you said dry cake mix?

    1. I’m confused on what you’re asking – I’m sorry! This is a two ingredient donut recipe – I thought it was obvious in the title so I’m not sure what exactly you’re asking here 🙁 Are you wanting to add more ingredients?