If you remember this ultimate birthday cake, then you know that my husband's first love will always be donuts. Sadly for him, I've actually never made him a proper, fried donut. Out of all the sweets in my repertoire, somehow I failed to make him this special treat (although I did make cheater-fried biscuit "donuts" for our 1st anniversary, and "donut" macarons for his birthday one year).
The first time I saw a novelty donut cake pan, I immediately had to have it. 10 seconds later I put the pan down and walked away thinking that baked donuts are never the same and will probably never cut it. A couple years later, I find myself with a change of heart. I've seen dozens of mouth-watering donut recipes that seem to be calling my name lately, and decided that this is the year to turn baked donuts into a treat even my husband can enjoy. With the right recipe and flavor combination, surely I couldn't go wrong. First up (and just in time for Valentine's Day), this RED HOT VELVET DONUT CAKE!
Yes, I went there. Not only am I baking donuts at home now, but I've turned them into (what else), CAKE! Okay, just because they are stacked, doesn't automatically make them a cake, but they are baked cake-donuts and they do have icing. Although I hesitate to pretend that baked donuts are the same a freshly fried ones, this killer recipe sure makes up for it. And, lucky for all of you, my husband already taste-tested this as a pre-Valentine's treat (I'm sure all significant others of food bloggers can relate) and gives it his expert approval.
Go ahead, spoil your sweetie with this whimsical wonder. These Red Hot Velvet Donuts make the perfect 2-serving “cake.” A cross between Mexican Hot Chocolate and luscious Red Velvet Cake, this treat is sweet with a bit of spice. Enjoy these on their own, with a cup o’ coffee, or stacked sky-high, because - why not? It’s time to celebrate!
Head on over to Brit + Co. for the full recipe!