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Cake Mix Donuts

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Cake Mix

Baked donuts made the quick and easy way with a pre-made boxed cake mix and topped with a sweet, sugary glaze and sprinkles!

Cake Mix Donuts

It’s a Monday and I’m posting about donuts. I have a soft spot for donuts.

I could eat them just about everyday if you let me. Like today.

I made these donuts a couple weeks back just because. My daughter woke up and her face lit up like the tree on Christmas morning when I told her that there were donuts in the oven.

Unlike pancakes, which we eat just about every weekend, donuts are a different story… there really aren’t any great bakeries very close to me now in this little town.

And surprisingly there aren’t any chain donut places here either. Weird.

So it’s a rare occasion that we get donuts from the bakery or that I make them here at the house so when I do it’s a treat for the family.

Cake Mix Donuts

I don’t ever remember eating donuts much as a kid either. Maybe I did. I don’t know.

You become more forgetful after having kids and getting older. Not that I am old yet but… ya know…

Anyway, I do distinctly remember once after having a sleepover for my birthday, my mom asked us what we wanted for breakfast.

Immediately I said, “DONUTS!” so she had my dad drive to the Dunkin down the street and pick up a dozen or so warm, cakey donuts for us girls to enjoy.

It was the prefect end to a fun sleepover with my friends.

Cake Mix Donuts

So that morning a couple weeks back, I decided to try and surprise my daughter. I had an extra box of cake mix in the pantry and decided to give some baked donuts a try using the cake mix.

What better way to use cake mix than to make some cake donuts for breakfast?

I mean, cake for breakfast. No one is going to say no to that.

Cake Mix Donuts

Cake Mix Donuts

Baked donuts made the quick and easy way with a pre-made boxed cake mix and topped with a sweet, sugary glaze and sprinkles!
Pin Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 2 dozen


  • 1 (16.25 oz) box cake mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water


  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp milk


  • rainbow sprinkles optional


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
  • Whisk together dry cake mix, egg, vegetable oil, and water until combined.
  • Pour batter into a large, gallon sized plastic bag and snip off small portion of one corner. Squeeze donut mix into prepared donut pan until cups are about 1/2 full.
  • Bake at 350° F for 12-14 minutes. Let donuts cool in pan for about 5-10 minutes then remove and let cool completely on wire rack.

For the Glaze:

  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together butter, powdered sugar, and milk until just combined.
  • Dip the cooled donut about 1/2 way into the glaze then lift and turn sideways to let extra run off. Place back on wire cooling rack.
  • Repeat with remaining donuts.
  • Top with optional sprinkles and enjoy!
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