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Baked Red Velvet Cake Donuts Holes with Cream Cheese Buttercream Filling

Baked Red Velvet Cake Donuts Holes are the most amazing donut you will have, EVER! Filled with Cream Cheese Buttercream and dipped in chocolate ganache.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 48 donut holes
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

Red Velvet Donut Holes

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring

Cream Cheese Buttercream

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 ounce chilled cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
  • 2 /14 cups confectioners sugar

Ganache

  • 3 tablespoons butter cut into ½ inch squares.
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips dark chocolate is my preference, but semi-sweet is also good
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup

Instructions

Red Velvet Donut Holes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium mixing bowl sift together flour, cornstarch, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl cream together sugar and melted butter, add in eggs one at a time. Then mix in dry ingredients, once combined, mix in buttermilk, vanilla extract and food coloring. Mix well until well combined. 
  • Grease your donut hole pan with cooking spray, if you don’t have a donut hole pan use a mini-cupcake pan and line with cupcake wrappers or spray pan.
  • Fill each donut hole pan or cupcake holder 2/3 full. Bake in the oven 350 degrees, 9-12 minutes or until completely cooked all the way through.

Cream Cheese Buttercream

  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until light and creamy, mix in vanilla extract. Beating on low, gradually add in the 2 cups confectioners’ sugar until well combined.
  • Once combined, beat on high for 1 to 2 minutes. Then transfer frosting to a Ziplock or piping bag with a small round tip, really any tip will do, set aside.
  • Fill cooled donut holes with Cream Cheese Buttercream. Then dip in ganache.

Ganache

  • In a double boiler over medium heat combine butter, chocolate chips, and corn syrup. Stir until completely melted and well incorporated.
  • Once glaze is done and donuts are cool and filled, dip the tops of the donut holes into the glaze and turn over, and set on the counter. Glaze side up. Allow glaze to harden, 10-15 minutes or like our family, serve right away….yum!

Nutrition

Serving: 1donut hole | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 51mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.4mg