Making cake donuts is as easy as making brownies or cupcakes. We start with a batter and put them in donut pans and then bake in the oven. These aren’t traditional deep-dried donuts so they will have a different texture and taste so they are more like cake donuts. Whether you call them donuts or doughnuts, they are still fun to make and fun to eat. We use a baking mix and Devil’s food cake mix to make ours but you can also make cake donuts from scratch. Let us know if you have a favorite way to make cake donuts.
How to Make Double Chocolate Cake Donuts
Our recipe makes 10 to 12 cake donuts
- donut pan
- cake icing spatula
- Large bowl (for donut batter)
- small bowl (for glaze)
- large mixing spoons
- Cooking spray oil (to grease the pan)
Cake Donut Ingredients:
We actually used Stonewall Kitchen’s Donut mix to make our donuts but you can use this simple recipe below as well to achieve the same type of cake donuts.
- Devil’s Food Cake Mix (15 oz box)
- 1 cup Baking Mix (Bisquick or Jiffy Mix)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
Donut Glaze Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup chocolate frosting
- 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon water
Cake Donut Directions:
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a doughnut pan with cooking spray oil.
I a large bowl, mix cake mix, baking mix, sugar and salt. Stir in milk and eggs. Mix everything until well combine. Fill each donut c
Use a piping bag or a spoon to fill each doughnut cup about half full to 3/4 full making sure the center is clear. Remember that the donut dough will rise up as they bake so you want to allow room so don’t overfill it.
Bake until doughnuts spring back when touched, about 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool slightly for about 10 minutes before removing from pan. When they come hot out of the oven they will look similar to brownies.
While the doughnuts are cooling, stir in frosting and water in a small bowl. We used a cake icing spatula to spread the sweet chocolate icing glaze on top of the chocolate donuts.