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Baked Valentine’s Day Doughnuts

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You doughnut know how much I love to bake for my boys! And the fastest way to their hearts is sweet treats so this year I’m making them TWO different types of Valentine’s Day Doughnuts.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I don’t go all out with a ton of home decorating or gifts. Instead I like to hop in the kitchen and whip up a sweet treat or meal that my boys will love. And so far, I’ve never got any complaints. 😉 Sebastian is a huge doughnut fan and Chris loves his fruit-flavored muffins. So this year decided to get creative and make some red velvet and raspberry lemon Valentine’s Day Doughnuts. 

You doughnut know how much I love to bake for my boys! The fastest way to their hearts is sweet treats so this year I'm making them TWO different types of Valentine's Day Doughnuts. #valentinesdaydoughnuts

I made a mix because I wanted everyone to fill really loved on happy love day. 🙂 Of course sticking with the holiday theme I did dip all the doughnuts, no matter the flavor, in sweet vanilla frosting. I tinted my frosting with those classic Valentine’s colors – pink, white and red. Plus I added a few candy sprinkles to really top off these fun treats right. 

You doughnut know how much I love to bake for my boys! The fastest way to their hearts is sweet treats so this year I'm making them TWO different types of Valentine's Day Doughnuts. #valentinesdaydoughnuts

A little confession, I picked red velvet for the first doughnut because I’m a huge red velvet cake lover! Whether it be a regular cake, a cupcake or a doughnut, me likie. And since Sebastian has never met a doughnut he doesn’t like, I thought I could pick any flavor and he would be happy. 

These round red velvet baked doughnuts are soooo good. Not overly sweet even with the delicious frosting. Sebastian took one bite and said, ‘Oh, These are good.’ Dang skippy! Mama knows what’s good. 🙂

Valentine's Day Doughnuts - red velvet doughnuts

Red Velvet Baked Valentine's Day Doughnut

Red Velvet Baked Valentine's Day Doughnut

Yield: 6 Doughnuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons red food coloring

For Frosting:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2-4 tablespoons of milk (divided)
  • Food Coloring (optional)

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously grease doughnut pan and set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients (flour - baking powder).
    3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, butter, vanilla and egg.
    4. Gently fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture - don't over mix!
    5. Then fold in the red food coloring and stir until combined.
    6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared doughnut pan and bake for about 13 minutes or until the dough springs back when lightly pressed.
    7. Allow doughnuts to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


    FROSTING:

    1. Mix powdered sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons milk in a medium bowl. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until glaze is the consistency you desire.
    2. Place a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.
    3. Dip one cooled doughnut into the glaze and then remove and place on the rack. Then decorate the doughnut with sprinkles.

About ten years ago I stumbled upon a raspberry lemon muffin recipe that soon became Chris’s favorite dessert. I’ve actually made those same muffins for him for Valentine’s Day in years past. But this year I decide to cut the recipe in half and attempt to transform it into some sweet doughnut treats just for him. 

These raspberry lemon doughnuts are a little more cake-like and not as dry as the red velvet. I think the reason may be because of the raspberries. But they are still super yummy and Chris is definitely a fan! 

Valentine's Day Doughnuts - raspberry lemon doughnut #valentinesdaydoughnuts

Raspberry Lemon Baked Valentine's Day Doughnut

Raspberry Lemon Baked Valentine's Day Doughnut

Yield: 6 Doughnuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz lemon yogurt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 (1/2 pint) package of raspberries

For Frosting:

  • 2 cups powered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk, divided
  • food coloring (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously grease doughnut pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients (flour - salt).
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, vegetable oil, egg and lemon zest.
  4. Gently fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture - don't over mix!
  5. Then fold in the raspberries and stir until combined.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared doughnut pan and bake for about 15 minutes or until the dough springs back when lightly pressed.
  7. Allow doughnuts to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


FROSTING:

  1. Mix powdered sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons milk in a medium bowl. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until glaze is the consistency you desire.
  2. Place a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.
  3. Dip one cooled doughnut into the glaze and then remove and place on the rack. Then decorate your doughnut with sprinkles.
If your loved ones are into special treats as well, give these baked Valentine’s Day Doughnuts a try. Hey, you doughnut know if they’ll like them unless you try! I couldn’t help but slip in one more pun. 😉

You doughnut know how much I love to bake for my boys! The fastest way to their hearts is sweet treats so this year I'm making them TWO different types of Valentine's Day Doughnuts.

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You doughnut know how much I love to bake for my boys! The fastest way to their hearts is sweet treats so this year I'm making them TWO different types of Valentine's Day Doughnuts.

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