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