Making cake donuts is as easy as making brownies or cupcakes. We start with a batter and put them in donuts pans and then bake in the oven. These aren’t traditional deep-dried donuts so they aren’t going to be light and fluffy. They are thick and will be more like a 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
Cooking Supplies Needed
- Donuts pan
- Cake icing spatula
- Large bowl (for donuts batter)
- Small bowl (for glaze)
- Large mixing spoons
- Cooking spray oil (to grease the pan)
Cake Donuts Ingredients:
We actually used Stonewall Kitchen’s Donuts 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
TIP: you can use 1/2 Cup of Bisquick and add 1Tbsp of vegetable oil if the recipe seems too dry. Very rich and tasty. More fluffy then dense.
Donuts Glaze Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup chocolate frosting
- 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon water
Chocolate Cake Donuts Directions:
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a doughnut pan with cooking spray oil.
In a large bowl, mix cake mix, baking mix, sugar and salt. Stir in milk and eggs. Mix everything until well combine.
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 donuts 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.
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