Romantic Evening Valentine's Doughnut

Recipe: Romantic Evening Valentine’s Doughnut

Here is the design for a new Valentine’s Day themed doughnut, showcasing elements that conjure a romantic evening.

Ingredients

Red Velvet Doughnut:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp red food coloring
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Red Velvet Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp red food coloring
Toppings:
  • Gold dust (edible)
  • Dark chocolate curls
  • Freeze-dried raspberry pieces

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Doughnut Dough:
    • In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and red food coloring.
    • Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just mixed.
  2. Bake the Doughnuts:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a doughnut pan.
    • Fill each doughnut well about 2/3 full with the batter.
    • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    • Let the doughnuts cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Make the Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • Beat the cream cheese and butter together until smooth.
    • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and beat until creamy.
  4. Prepare the Red Velvet Glaze:
    • In a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and red food coloring until smooth.
  5. Decorate the Doughnuts:
    • Dip the top of each cooled doughnut into the red velvet glaze, then let it set for a few minutes.
    • Pipe swirls of cream cheese frosting on top of the glaze.
    • Sprinkle with edible gold dust, add dark chocolate curls, and scatter freeze-dried raspberry pieces for a burst of tartness.

This doughnut is a perfect blend of classic red velvet and cream cheese flavors, with luxurious toppings for a special Valentine’s Day treat. Enjoy!

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