Cake Batter Doughnuts

Who doesn’t love a good doughnut? I know I’m a fan. Cake Batter Doughnuts? Yes, please. I’m totally there. And they are super simple to make. Baked, not fried, so they are fine for your waist line!

I felt like making some doughnuts in my doughnut pan and I had a box of funfetti cake mix open from when I made the awesome Cake Batter Pudding. And I knew that I couldn’t possibly have been the first person to come up with this idea, so I did a little bit of Googling! Stephanie Cooks had a pretty good recipe that look super simple. So I figured I’d give it a try.

[Adapted from Stephanie Cooks ~ I made a few changes]


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles
  • non-stick cooking spray


First things first. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Spray your doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Combine the flour, cake mix, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.  In a measuring cup, beat the milk, egg, and vanilla together.  Add the milk and egg mixture to the flour mixture. Stir until well combined making sure not to overwork it. Stir in the sprinkles.

If you have a wonderful Pancake Pen like I do, pour the batter in that. If you don’t have one, go to Williams-Sonoma and get one! Or you can just pour the batter in a large Ziploc bag and cut the tip off. That also works.

Fill the doughnut pan about 2/3 of the way full.  It should look something like this:

Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for a minute or two.

Then transfer the doughnuts to wire rack so that they can cool completely.

Now in the original recipe they used some frosting in a can to put on top of the doughnuts. I would’ve done this, but I don’t really keep frosting in a can in the house. I usually prefer to make my own buttercream. But for these doughnuts I wanted to go with just a glaze-like topping.

For the the vanilla glaze I just used 1/2 cup powdered sugar + 1 teaspoon vanilla + 2 tablespoons milk.

For the chocolate glaze I used 1/2 cup powdered sugar + 1 tablespoon of cocoa + dash of vanilla + 2 tablespoons milk.

Doesn’t that look amazing?

And you can eat them plain if you want. But make sure you eat them before they fall over!



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  1. I need to get that pancake pen ASAP!
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  2. Oh, those look so yummy!!! :) Marti
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  3. The donuts look/sound good, but now you’ve got me thinking about the pancake pen. I keep seeing them at the grocery store and thinking I would probably make more of a mess getting the batter into the bottle than I would making the pancakes without it, but now you’ve got me wondering about that and about whatever uses it could be put to. Hmmmmm … think I’ll have a donut and ponder that. ;) (#TALU)
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  4. Wow! They look delicious.

  5. Oh Yum. yum yum yum. I have one of those pancake pens and love it. I’m from TALU
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