These baked doughnuts require only cake mix and three other ingredients to make! They’re light and fluffy and you can dip in any flavour glaze you like!
Hiya everyone, I hope you had a lovely Easter! We had a second viewing at the house we loved on Saturday and then had a lazy Easter Sunday and Monday.
We met my dad at the house we liked, so he could have a look at the electrics and tell us if what we want to do is possible. It is and we still love the house, so we’re going to try and buy it now! S*** is getting real haha!
I drew up a floor plan of what it will eventually look like and it is mega. My husband can’t envision what it will look like, but he does now understand how I want to zone out the living/kitchen area, so exciting!
It won’t be happening immediately (if we get it of course) – we want to move in and settle, the house is perfectly liveable, so we’ll probably be looking at the end of next year to start the work.
Now, today I have a super easy recipe to share with you; I’ve taken my Homemade Cake Mix recipe and made it into light and fluffy baked doughnuts!
These are so delicious, everyone will think they’re totally from scratch. You can use homemade or store bought cake mix and you only have to add oil, an egg and milk to make the doughnuts.
I used my Wilton doughnut pan and piped in the mixture before baking them for 11 minutes until they were risen and an inserted skewer into the centre came out clean.
Once they’re cool, you can get creative with the glaze! Chocolate, vanilla, coloured, flavoured, plain sweet, rainbow sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles… the options are endless!
I can’t tell you how perfect these Cake Mix Doughnuts turned out; the texture is light and fluffy and they taste amazing. I dipped half of my doughnuts in plain white glaze and half in a chocolate glaze before dipping them into sprinkles to make them look extra pretty.
Decorating the doughnuts would be such a fun activity with the kids, they can add as much or as little as they like. I also don’t see why boxed chocolate cake mix wouldn’t work to make chocolate doughnuts; that is definitely something I am going to try!
Cake Mix Doughnuts
- For the doughnuts:
- 1 box of cake mix; homemade* or store bought
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup (75ml) vegetable/sunflower oil
- 3/4 cup (180ml) milk
- 1 tsp vanilla/lemon/orange/mint extract – whatever you fancy!
- For the white glaze:
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups (180g) icing/powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 1/2 tbsp milk
- Sprinkles for decoration
- For the chocolate glaze:
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups (180g) icing powdered sugar, sifted
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and spray your doughnut pans with cooking spray – I have 2 Wilton 6 hole doughnut pans, so had to bake 12 doughnuts, then bake another 6 when they were baked.
- Place the cake mix, egg, oil and milk into a large bowl and add in any extracts you are using.
- Mix with a spatula/wooden spoon until the mixture comes together and there are no lumps of flour. The mixture will be thick and sticky.
- Place the mixture into a large piping bag and snip the end off so the hole is around 1/2 inch across. Gently squeeze the dough into each doughnuts hole, don’t fill the pans level, you want to fill them about 3/4 of the way up.
- Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes (mine took 11) until risen and an inserted skewer into the centre comes out clean.
- Place kitchen paper underneath your wire rack, leave the doughnuts to cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then tip onto your wire rack to cool completely so the rounded side that was in the pan is now your top.
- To make the white glaze: whisk the melted butter, icing sugar and 1tbsp of milk together until smooth in a small, flat bowl. Add extra milk as required until you have a glaze which will ribbon as you pull the spoon out. You want it to stick to the top of the doughnut and not drip off completely. A little drip is fine. Take each doughnut and dip gently into the glaze, pull out and flip, then return to your wire rack. Repeat until all of your doughnuts are glazed.
- To make the chocolate glaze: whisk melted butter, icing sugar, cocoa powder and 1tbsp of milk until smooth, add milk 1tbsp at a time until you have a thick glaze which ribbons as you pull the spoon up out of the bowl.
- Tip your chosen sprinkles into a flat bowl and then dip the top of your glazed doughnuts into the bowl of sprinkles.
- Leave to set for 15 minutes before digging in. Cake Mix Doughnuts will keep in an airtight container, in the fridge for 3 days.