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Green Velvet Donuts

Yield: makes two 8-inch cakes, 2 dozen cupcakes, or 5 dozen mini donuts
Author: Maryanne Cabrera

Ingredients

Green Velvet Donuts:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temp
  • 1 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • green food gel paste, as needed for desired color

Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 3 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 Tablespoon whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Green Velvet Donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly grease mini donut pans, or butter and flour cake pans, or line muffin tins.
  • Whisk together flour, cake flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Sift all dry ingredients. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together buttermilk, vinegar, and vanilla. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • On low speed, add dry mixture in three additions, alternating with wet ingredients. Add desired amount of green food gel paste. After all ingredients have been added, continue to mix on high speed until batter is smooth.
  • If making donuts, transfer batter to piping bag with small tip. Pipe batter to fill donut cavity until half full. Bake for 10-15 minutes until donut springs back when touched. If making cakes, divide batter between two pans. Bake for 30 minutes until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean

Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • Cream together cream cheese and butter until well combined.  Add confectioners' sugar.  Add milk and vanilla.  Beat until smooth.  Add more sugar to have thicker glaze, add more milk for thinner glaze.
  • Dip donuts into glaze. Decorate with green sprinkles. Let sit until glaze sets.