Tessa Huff

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Red Hot Velvet Donut Cake

Red Hot Velvet Donut Cake

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b1Donut_Duo 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!

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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.

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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!

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Head on over to Brit + Co. for the full recipe!

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