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Cake Batter Doughnuts

One of my favorite “special treat breakfasts” is a yummy doughnut. So this past week I decided to rack my brain for a yummy kind of doughnut. Finally after days of intense thinking, I found the answer. Why I hadn’t thought of this before? I made Baked Cake Batter Doughnuts. Watch the video showing you how to make these donuts, then scroll to the bottom of this post and print out the recipe so you can make them at home!

Cake Batter Doughnuts

I personally like chocolate glaze but you can put both kinds of glazes (chocolate and vanilla) on this treat.

Making Cake Batter Doughnuts

You’ll need a doughnut pan for this one (unless you want to turn them into muffins instead).  We only have one doughnut pan (6 doughnut spots), so I made one batch and then made the 2nd batch.  When you put the doughnut batter in the pan, don’t put too much in because then the doughnuts will rise over the centerpiece and not have a hole in the middle.

Cake Batter Doughnuts

Ah… the doughnuts are pretty and colorful when they come out of the oven. The trick is to add a lot of sprinkles in the batter.

Cake Batter Doughnuts dipped in Vanilla Glaze

Next, you have to dip each doughnut in a glaze and then let it dry a little on a rack.

Cake Batter Doughnuts topped with vanilla glaze and sprinkles

The first batch is done (It’s now ready to serve and be devoured)

Cake Batter Doughnuts dipped in chocolate glaze

This is one messy recipe. Look at my chocolatey fingers! I want to lick those so badly right now.

Cake Batter Doughnuts with chocolate glaze and sprinkles

Even though the doughnut above looks heavenly, it won’t after 2 days of storing. Warning: These doughnuts are best eaten on the same day that you make them.

Cake Batter Doughnut with a bite

Chocolate and Cake Batter… what more could you ask for besides a glass of milk? I REALLY loved this recipe in case you don’t know by now. If you’re a Funfetti Cake Batter fan (like me), you have got to try this recipe ASAP.

And even a kid rack his brain for countless days trying to find out what kind of doughnut he wants to make… Like Me!

Cake Batter Doughnuts

Cake Batter Doughnuts
Delicious doughnuts, and no frying involved!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 doughnuts (1 per serving)
Calories 185 kcal





Sprinkles for topping


    • Prepare the doughnuts: Preheat the oven to 325℉. Lightly spray a doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix flour, cake mix, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in milk, eggs, vanilla and melted butter. Mix until well combined. Stir in the sprinkles. Scrape the batter into a large zip bag, snip the corner and squeeze the batter into the doughnut shapes in the pan- only filling 1/2 to 3/4-full. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until the doughnuts spring back when touched. Cool the doughnuts completely before adding the icing.
    • Prepare the glaze: Each of the glaze recipes listed will ice 12 doughnuts, so if you'd rather have all vanilla or all chocolate- you'll need to double the recipe for that. To prepare the vanilla glaze, use a whisk to combine the powdered sugar and vanilla in a small bowl. Whisk in just enough milk to create a nice dipping consistency. For the chocolate glaze- same thing- add just enough hot water to create a nice dipping consistency. Dip the doughnuts into the glaze and then place them on a wire rack to set the glaze. Add more sprinkles on top.



    Serving: 1doughnutCalories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 230mgPotassium: 62mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 101IUCalcium: 70mgIron: 1mg
    Keyword cake batter, donuts, doughnuts, funfetti
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    Recipe Rating


    Wednesday 12th of September 2012

    Sounds like an awesome recipe. Is it possible to use different type of cake mix with this recipe. Likr


    Sunday 16th of September 2012

    Probably, but I haven't tried it.

    Catalina @ Cake with Love

    Sunday 15th of April 2012

    Love all the sprinkles and the chocolate!

    Aunt Susie

    Saturday 14th of April 2012

    It was fun watching you make these donuts and now seeing your great post. Keep up the good work!

    RecipeBoy's Grandma

    Friday 13th of April 2012

    This looks yummy but forbidding! Eat them up fast! Bet you enjoyed them for a short time.


    Friday 13th of April 2012

    I've never said no to a doughnut! {Especially one dipped in chocolate!} Mmmm!