Whole wheat red velvet donut
Whole wheat red velvet donut

Donuts. Red velvet yeast donut 🤩

My kids are asking for donuts from last week. Due to the circuit breaker enforced in SG, like everyone else, we avoid going out as much as possible. Nowadays birthday parties are filled with donuts, pizza and burgers to lessen the burden of the food preparation. Dunkin Donuts, Jco and Crispy creme are famous among kids.

I like the mini donuts way more than the normal ones as it minimizes the sugar intake. It also gives us the opportunity to taste more flavours when buying in dozens. The glazed donuts are available in many flavours, from simple chocolate, tiramisu to avocado.

The donuts are normally fried ones and some healthier options are baking and steaming.

I wanted to make red velvet cake once more as my daughter was asking for it. For her birthday I made a red velvet cake and she liked it a lot. I planned red velvet yeast donut for an evening snack and the preparation started around afternoon. I have Bob’s red mill whole wheat flour. I like to add whole wheat wherever possible and I don’t buy all-purpose flour.

Yeasted donuts are fail-proof to try. I made beetroot powder to replace the artificial red colour. I used brown sugar as this will easily blend chocolate together and the flavour adds more taste. I steamed the red velvet yeast donuts to make it healthier.

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Whole wheat red velvet donut

Red velvet yeast donut

A fool proof yeast red velvet donut topped with chocolate glaze.
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine International, Western
Servings 8


  • 3 cups Whole wheat flour
  • tsp Yeast
  • ½ cup Brown sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ to ¾ cup Milk
  • 3 tsp Cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp Beetroot powder
  • ¼ tsp Red food colour
  • ½ cup Oil
  • ¼ tsp Salt

For chocolate glaze

  • 250 gm Sweetened cooking chocolate
  • ¼ cup Milk


  • In a mixing bowl add egg, brown sugar, warm milk, yeast, cocoa powder, beetroot powder or red food colour and oil.
  • Add salt, flour and mix well.
  • Make a smooth dough using palm and fingers.
  • Keep this dough covered for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours punch down the dough and give it a good knead.
  • Flatten the dough to a 1/2 inch thickness. Use the doughnut cutter to cut.
  • Keep the doughnuts covered for 1 more hour for proofing.
  • Steam the doughnut for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Keep the cooked doughnuts for cooling down in a wired rack.
  • Meanwhile, double boil the cooking chocolate. Add milk and cook until the chocolate melts and blends together with milk to make a sauce.
  • Dip the top side of the doughnut in chocolate sauce and keep aside.
  • Keep the doughnuts with enough space to wait until the glaze is set enough.


  • Pay attention while placing the dipped doughnuts to prevent them from sticking to each other.
Keyword chocolate glaze, donut, festive food, kid’s friendly, party food, potluck, red velvet, yeast donut

I like doughnut holes for a small sweet treat. Creme filled doughnuts are a kid’s favourite.

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