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Red Velvet Cream Cheese Donuts


  • tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 Cup warm milk
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • Tbs melted butter
  • Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 6 Drops red food coloring
  • Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ Cup cream cheese room temperature
  • ¼ Cup powdered sugar
  • Cup milk


  1. Pour a fourth of the milk into a large bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the yeast over the milk and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ¾ of milk with the sugar, butter, and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Add mixture to the yeast and stir well until evenly combined.
  5. Add in the food coloring.
  6. Stir in the flour and salt until mixture thickens and the dough starts forming.
  7. Knead dough until smooth.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough sit for up to an hour so it can rise.
  9. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface.
  10. Cut out outer circles using a round shaped cookie cutter and inner circles using a similar cutter but smaller.
  11. Place donuts on a cookie sheet.
  12. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake for 10 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and let cool.
  14. Prepare the topping by blending together the cream cheese and powdered sugar with a hand blender.
  15. Slowly work in the milk, stop blending, and whisk until mixture thickens.
  16. Dip donuts into the glaze and let sit for a minute.