Red Velvet Donut Holes with White Chocolate Glaze

Need a simple sweet breakfast?  These little donut holes are just that!  

These little donuts are baked then dipped in a silky smooth white chocolate glaze!

Baked red velvet donuts dipped in a white chocolate glaze!

I didn’t grow up eating fast food.  My childhood was devoid of hot delivery pizza boxes and Happy Meals.  My mom rightfully assumed that she could make food better and healthier than any restaurant.  This was mostly true.

Baked red velvet donuts dipped a white chocolate glaze.

She fell short when it came to pizza.  I do remember the first time she made pizza for the family.  Her dough was perfect, it was the topping that left us….wanting more.  She naively topped the pie with a simple tomato sauce, sliced deli salami and packaged individual cheese squares.  It looked like a geometric masterpiece.  It tasted like a deli train wreck.  Thankfully, my mother’s pizza making improved over the years.

Baked red velvet donut holes dipped in a white chocolate glaze.

The one food that my parents indulged us in was with donuts.  You can’t imagine my excitement when I woke up to find the orange and white Dunkin Donuts box sitting in the kitchen!  Twelve neatly packed donuts sitting snuggled up against one another, just waiting for me to dig in.  Pure happiness!

Baked red velvet donut holes dipped in a white chocolate glaze.

 I love surprising my kids with donuts.  While Dunkin Donuts still holds a special place in my heart, I prefer to treat my family to homemade baked donuts instead!  I can easily whip up coconut donuts or s’mores donuts any time I crave a circular treat!

I wanted to surprise the kids with baked donuts for Valentine’s Day!  The only thing more fun than donuts, would be donut holes!  I found the recipe for the red velvet donuts from Taste and Tell.  I baked them in mini muffin tins and then rolled them in a luscious white chocolate glaze for true donut decadence!


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Red Velvet Donut Holes with White Chocolate Glaze
For the donuts:
  • 2 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon food coloring
  • Glaze:
  • 4 oz white chocolate
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray two mini muffin tins and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine egg and sugar. Add melted butter and melted chocolate. Stir in vanilla and buttermilk.
  4. Gently stir in flour mixture a little at a time. Stir just until flour has been incorporated.
  5. Using a tablespoon, scoop up a small about of batter and fill each muffin cavity ¾ full. (I roll the dough in my hands). Bake for 10 minutes. Let donuts cool in pan for 5 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, melt butter and chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals. Whisk in powdered sugar. Add water until thin.
  7. Using a fork, dip each donut into glaze, turning to coat. Let excess drip through fork tines and let set on a cooling rack. Dip each donut twice.
  8. Makes 32


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37 Responses

  1. These look so delicious Tanya! There is nothing better than the look on kids’ faces when you surprise them with donuts! Pinned :)

  2. These are adorably sweet little treats Tanya!! Your mom’s pizza is making me laugh though. We got Dunkin Donut coupons n the mail the other day. Evan waved them around and was like ‘Look! Free donut with the purchase of a drink! Want some coffee?’ hahhaa.

  3. Can you please email this recipe to my husband? I need these for a special Valentine’s Day breakfast.

  4. Donuts were always our special treat after Church on Sundays. How neat for your kids that you bake them from scratch!

  5. I’m going crazy for these donut holes!! Love the idea of using a mini muffin pan for this!

    • I loved having donuts we could just pop into our mouths!

  6. I surrender, I surrender! Now stuff my face senselessly with these adorable poppable donut holes. And don’t stop until I resemble an obese chipmunk.

  7. I know my boys could eat at least a dozen between the two of them :) And that glaze….heaven!

  8. How fun do these look for Valentine’s Day?! Great recipe, pinning this now!

  9. My husband is huge a red velvet lover, and these are so cute! I’ve actually never tried making donuts, but I may go for it!

    • These are so easy! I love that they are baked! Be sure to double dip them!

  10. My kids would be delighted if I surprised them with these donuts!

  11. These donut holes look amazing! They look so tempting dipped in that white chocolate glaze. Perfect. :) Pinned!

  12. they are so cute. love them!

  13. Omgosh! So much YES!

  14. Dunkin’ Donuts was our Sunday treat! Not every Sunday…but most….and we ALWAYS looked forward to it! These donut holes look like more my speed nowadays too….thanks for the delicious recipe, Tanya!

  15. Hehe, that’s funny my mom’s pizzas were not very good growing up either! I love the white and red of the donuts. So pretty and I know yummy!

  16. These little donuts are so pretty and look delish!
    I’m visiting from Whimsey Wednesday and I’d be so honored if you would share at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206.
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  17. WOW!!! These are spectacular looking!!! Thanks so much for dropping by WONDERFULLY CREATIVE WEDNESDAYS with such a delicious nibble! Will be sharing on FB tonight :-) Warmest, Nic

  18. Oh my goodness, Red Velvet Donut Holes sound like a dream come true!
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    • MMM, I’ll have to try that, thank you Laurie!

  19. what a neat twist on the classic cupcake. I dont think my baking skills are good enough for this, but Im going to give it go as they look deeelicious.

    Laura x

    • Let me know if you try them! Thanks Laura!

  20. Carol

    Tried these this morning. They took a bit longer than expected, but they weren’t difficult. I was very surprised when I ended up with dough, not batter. The baked donuts didn’t have a uniform shape and were a bit dry. Both of these I believe are caused by the fact they are dough. If I ever try them again, I’ll increase the buttermilk. Btw, the recipe steps left out adding the food coloring. Thanks!

    • Mm, I’m sorry you ended up with a dough! More buttermilk should definitely change the texture. I appreciate your sharing your experience!

  21. Carol

    I tried these this morning. They took a bit longer than expected, but nothing too difficult. I was very surprised when I ended up with dough and not batter. When baked, they weren’t a uniform shape, and they were a bit dry. Both of these I believe can be attributed to their doughiness. If I ever make these again, I’ll increase the buttermilk.

    Btw, the recipe steps left out adding the food coloring.



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