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Red Velvet Donuts (Baked Not Fried) Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking Ep 195

Hi Bold Bakers! You know I’m a huge fan of red velvet desserts I’ve made red velvet cake in a mug, and I've even made a Red Velvet Lava Cake

Well today, I’m gonna take it a step further, and we are going to make lovely Red Velvet Donuts, so let’s get baking! For those of you who don’t know, I have hundreds of recipes on BiggerBolderBakingcom so head over there, explore my website, because I even have recipes that I don’t publish on YouTube, and there’s a lot of great ones over there Okay, let’s make our donuts We’re gonna start out in a large bowl Add in your flour, sugar, sieved cocoa powder, cinnamon, and baking soda, and then whisk all these ingredients together

Now I have a rule that I always sift my cocoa powder because if you don’t, you can end up with lumps in your cake or donuts or whatever it is, so just make sure you always sift it Okay, so that’s our dry ingredients, now I'm gonna set those aside and we’re gonna mix together our dry ingredients So here I have some butter, and I'm just gonna pop this guy into the microwave and melt it for around 20-30 seconds So into our melted butter, I'm going to add in some buttermilk Now if you don’t have buttermilk, you can always make your own, and i've got an easy recipe for that, or you can just substitute it with regular milk

So next we’re gonna add in some vinegar, now you can use apple cider vinegar or you can use a distilled white vinegar What this does it make our donuts really lovely and tender It breaks down the gluten in the flour, so in you go, lovely Next we’re going to crack in some eggs Now if you don’t eat eggs you can always check out my egg substitute chart, you can replace them with banana, apple sauce, something like that

Next we’re gonna add in some vanilla extract Red Velvet cake generally has vanilla extract in it to give it a really nice flavor, so in you go Now last but not least we’re going to add in our red food coloring Now this is my homemade version, you can always use store-bought, but please use good quality so you get a better result, now what you want to do is just add in enough of this to get the desired color that you want Sometimes the donuts don’t come out bright, bright red, you have to add in a lot of color, but all we want is to get that nice red hue

Perfect If you want them a little bit redder, feel free to add in more Then just get your whisk, and mix these all together So as you can tell these are actually cake donuts and not yeasted donuts, which are even easier to make, because you don’t have to work with all the yeast, and wait and all that sort of stuff so these are much faster and just as good Okay now that’s our wet ingredients, all mixed up, now imp gonna bring back my dry ingredients and then we’re gonna pour our wet into our dry

Then with your whisk, just mix it together until there’s no more lumps It doesn’t take much at all Now just like with any baked goods, you know I say less is more, so don’t mix it too much because you’ll toughen your donuts and we don’t want that This is looking great, look at that vibrant red color Perfect

Okay, lovely, the color of these is spot on, it’s exactly what I want, now our next step is to get this into piping bag and into our tin So for baked donuts you need a donut tin, but I do not have a donut tin, I have this, I have a homemade baked donut tin version, super easy to make, it’s on my website, a really quick video, and all you have to use is tinfoil or aluminum foil to make the shape of the mold and you get lovely baked donuts So check that video out Right here, I have my mix in a piping bag I like to put it into a piping bag because you get cleaner looking donut

And all imp going to do is just pipe it into my tin, roughly half the way up We want nice, big donuts So just keep on going, filling all your tin This mix will make around 12 donuts or so, which is the perfect amount for one person And that’s the last one, okay, fantastic

Now these guys are ready to go into the oven and as quick as they are to make, they bake even faster So you want to pop this into an oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius, for roughly eight to 10 minutes So while our donuts are in the oven, we’re gonna make good use of our time, and whip up a nice, easy little frosting So here in my bowl I have some cream cheese So now cream cheese and red velvet are like peanut butter and jelly

You have to have the two together So imp gonna take this and imp gonna pop it into the microwave just to soften up my cream cheese a little bit, for roughly around 20-25 seconds [Ding!] Okay so my cream cheese is out, it’s nice and soft, so into this I’m going to add in some icing sugar, in you go And a little bit of milk And then just whisk these together until you get the consistency that you want

Now if this is a little bit too thick or thin for you, add in a little bit of milk to thin it out, or add in a little bit of icing sugar to thicken it up a little bit Everybody likes their icing a little bit different So there’s our frosting, and that’s good, because our timer just went off, so let’s check on our donuts You know when your donuts are perfectly baked because when you give them a little push they’re firm on top So now this is the fun part, we have our donuts, we have our glaze, now it’s time to finish them off

So here I have my donut, now when they’re cooled, you can peel away the tin foil gently, and then just pop them off, and you get for yourself a perfectly shaped donut, look at that How simple is that, and you don’t need one of those fancy tins So just do that with all of your donuts, take off the foil, perfect Now it’s time to start dipping them So I like to take my donut and then very gently put them into the frosting face-forward, dunk them in there, get a nice bit of glaze, because I love me some glaze, fantastic

Then let it drip off any excess, cool, and then put it onto your rack There we go, and then just go ahead and dip all your other donuts When it comes to donuts, the glaze is just as important as the donut itself because they have to be complimentary, don’t they? They have to go with the cake that it is, like if it’s a chocolate, it’s a chocolate frosting, something like that But red velvet and cream cheese, yep, that is one of my favorite things in the world Fantastic

So now that they’re all dipped, to finish them off, I have sacrificed one donut and what I’m gonna do is take a few of his crumbs and sprinkle them over the top, just to give an extra pop of color to the top of your donuts, and it just gives them a beautiful finish A pretty simple but effective way to decorate, right? Gorgeous These red velvet donuts turned out even better than expected Who says a donut has to be fried for it to look and taste amazing This is my favorite part of the job… mm! if you love red velvet desserts, red velvet anything in fact, you are going to love these donuts, just like real red velvet cake

They’re soft and moist and yummy Mm, and a little hint of cocoa, fantastic I really hope you enjoyed this episode, and if you haven’t already done so, make sure you tap that subscribe button so you don’t miss out on any of my upcoming videos, and I will see you back here really soon, for more Bigger Bolder Baking

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