Friday, June 24, 2011

Glazed Chocolate Cake Donuts

I bought myself one of those cute donut pans last month and have been waiting for the perfect simple recipe to try.  I was so excited when Shelly at Cookies and Cups posted a cake mix donut recipe.  This recipe would probably work with any cake mix flavor and you can customize the glaze to compliment it.  I used a Devil's Food chocolate cake and simple vanilla glaze.  These would also be great with a chocolate glaze on the top over the vanilla glaze like Krispy Kreme.   

Donut Ingredients:

2 3/4 cups Devil's Food cake mix
2 T unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large stand mixer bowl, add all ingredients and mix on medium speed for 1 minute until smooth.  Transfer batter into large resealable bag, snip the corner, and pipe into donut pan, filling 2/3 of the way full.  Note:  This recipe makes 12 donuts, so you will need to make in two batches if you only have one donut pan like me.

Bake for 9 minutes, or until donuts have risen and spring back to touch.  Let cool in pan for 2 minutes, then turn pan upside down over parchment paper.  Let donuts cool while you make the glaze.

Vanilla Glaze Ingredients:

4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan over low heat, add all ingredients and stir until smooth.  Place a donut into vanilla glaze, flip over, and use spatula to help glaze sides of donut.  Carefully lift out glazed donut with spatula and place back on wax paper.  Quickly add sprinkles before the glaze dries.  Repeat with all donuts.  Let glaze dry completely before serving.  Enjoy!


  1. Rhondi - these came out perfect! I know if I make these they will be gone in a flash!

  2. You make the food my husband loves to He would go wild for these! I'm printing it out now. I gotta find me one of those donut pans!

  3. These look perfect. I really need one of those pans to give them a whirl. :)

  4. These look so yummy! I need to buy a donut pan!!! :) I found your blog while surfing the web and I have already bookmarked tons of your recipes! :) I am also your 100th follower! Congrats! I would love to have you stop by our blog and follow back if you would like to!
    Camille @

  5. Thanks Camille! Your blog is great and I'm following you back.

  6. Rhondi, thank you so much! I bought two of those pans last month when I was in Seattle. One mini donut pan and one regular-sized pan. I haven't even used them yet but this recipe looks like a great way to break them in. You're the best!

  7. AnonymousJune 25, 2011

    These look beautiful - this recipe looks to die for!

  8. I'm considering buying a doughnut pan and this recipe just inspires me even more. These looks delicious! I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  9. Hi Rhondi, Thank you for the great recipe. Can you guild me on where to find these doughnut pans , I've never seen them before Thanks and keep the recipes coming

    1. Amazon:



      Bed Bath & Beyond:

      I've even seen the donut pans in my local Kroger grocery store.

  10. You are wicked brilliant. Wrote about you here:

    Love it!

  11. We used this recipe on a review we did of an electric donut maker. Come check it out.

  12. can these be frozen?

  13. These look amazing! I am making them this week with my kid's cooking club! They're sure to be a big hit!!

  14. Recipe was easy enough however batter measurement was way off for filing pan and amount of donuts produced. Use considerably less batter in pan or you will get donut cakes (one side looks like a donut, turn upside down and it looks like a cupcake) and recipe made 24+ actual donuts

  15. Okay. Just like cake. Maybe a little denser. Mine got really puffy so I think instead of 12 if would make 18.


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