Cake Mix Donuts

I was craving something sweet the other day when I remembered we had all sorts of cake mixes in the pantry. I had bought them awhile back not knowing when we would get to the grocery store again when our area went back to limiting going out to only necessary. I don’t like to go into stores, restaurants, etc… right now so I try to shop only once a month or so. But, these were perfect to make a small batch of cake donuts for my family.

Verdict: The best part of these donuts, other than they are super easy to make, is that you can make them in so many combinations of flavors. Have a spice cake mix? Make cider glaze or cream cheese frosting from a can (gasp). Have a cherry chip cake mix (like we did) and a can of vanilla frosting with rainbow chips? You have a colorful treat!

Cake Mix Donuts'

  • Servings: 18 Donuts
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 (15.25 oz) box cake mix any flavor
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup oil 
  • 1 cup water
  • icing, glaze, and sprinkles to top as desired


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer, 3 minutes until everything is well beaten.
  2. Using a piping bag or gallon bag with the corner snipped off, pipe batter into donut baking pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-13 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan to rack to cool completely. Ice or glaze once cooled.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Pure genius for homemade donuts without frying. 🙌👏


  2. This is an interesting way to make donuts, Marci.


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