Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts - homemade doughnuts in minutes! You won't be able to resist these fluffy doughnuts!

If you aren’t following me on social (WHY?! DO IT!), you may not know that I am beyond obsessed with doughnuts these days.

I plan my weeks around when and where I can get doughnuts. I went hiking the other day just so I had an excuse to hit my favorite drive thru doughnut shop on the way home.

It’s bad.

As you read this, I’m probably somewhere buying our weekend supply of those fried rings of deliciousness.

Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts - homemade doughnuts in minutes! You won't be able to resist these fluffy doughnuts!

But I thought for right now, I could show you my favorite cheater way to make doughnuts at home.

Yep, cake mix! All you need is cake mix and a doughnut pan.

Well, and all the other stuff but you probably already have oil and eggs and water.

You know I love the Pillsbury Moist Supreme cake mixes! They are my all-time fave cake mixes – cakes and cupcakes just turn out so moist and fluffy!

And doughnuts turn out moist and fluffy too! Woo!

So to make these Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts, you just mix the cake mix with oil, eggs, and water and then bake them for about 10 minutes. Let them cool and then cover them in my new favorite frosting: Pillsbury Fluffy Frost in Strawberry Marshmallow. And then put sprinkles everywhere!

(And of course, you could use a different flavor cake mix if you really wanted but why would you want to? The strawberry is pink! Pink doughnuts!)

Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts - homemade doughnuts in minutes! You won't be able to resist these fluffy doughnuts!

I’m obsessed.

If you’ve never had a baked doughnut, they’re really more the texture of a cupcake buuuuut, it’s more fun when they’re shaped like doughnuts, right?

I love these and I hope you love them too. Let me know what your favorite ways to use Pillsbury cake mixes and frostings in the comments!

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Homemade Apple Cider Doughnuts will have you wishing for fall! These cake doughnuts are full of apple cider flavor and coated in cinnamon sugar. 

Apple Cider Doughnuts - yummy cake doughnuts made with apple cider and covered in cinnamon sugar!

Good morning guys! (Or afternoon! Or evening!) I made doughnuts!

Last year I was super excited because I realized we had an apple farm, like, 15 minutes from our house. Yep, took me 4 years to realize it.

The website advertised apple cider doughnuts and I was sold. Sure, picking apples and pumpkins sounds like fun but doughnuts? I will go pretty much anywhere if doughnuts are promised.

I’m very motivated by food.

Just like my dogs.

Anyway, we got there and the doughnuts were baked.

I know.

The kids took one bite and said, “Nope.”

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Maple-Glazed Sour Cream Doughnuts

Doughnuts or donuts?

I have to tell you that I hate donut. 

Like, it actually hurts me when I go to my fave doughnut place in Colorado Springs and have to tag it with “donut” on Instagram. 

So if I’ve ever pinned your donuts and changed the name to doughnuts, that’s why. 

Clearly, I’ve had doughnuts on the brain. I’ve already talked my husband into a cheat day Saturday so we can get doughnuts in the morning but yesterday, I couldn’t stop thinking about them.

I even got a Strawberry Starburst slushie to try to kill the craving but nope, doughnuts had to happen.

So I made these delicious yeast doughnuts with a maple glaze! Because what’s better than that?

And I know you’re all “Ugggghhhh, I don’t want to fry doughnuts!” because that’s my exact reaction whenever I see a doughnut recipe I want to make. But these weren’t that bad. I fried in 3 batches and was done in, like, 10 minutes. 

They are so worth fussing around with a pot of oil for 10 minutes. 

Maple-Glazed Sour Cream Doughnut Holes

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We made it to day 5 of S’mores Week! Not gonna lie, I procrastinated on most of these posts and literally woke up panicking about s’mores one night earlier in the week. S’mores took over my life! It was fun though and I’m going to try to talk Nicole into doing another week of themed goodies later in the year!

I made Baked S’mores Doughnuts for my final recipe! I know the baked doughnuts get a lot of crap these days but I love them! And I love the “But they’re just cupcakes baked in a circle” argument because I can be all EXACTLY. They’re cupcakes in the shape of a doughnut so you can eat them for breakfast without any judgment!

This is my standard chocolate doughnut recipe but it has some graham cracker crumbs mixed in! And then a super simple marshmallow glaze with s’more goodies on top. I made these yesterday for my kid’s afterschool snack and he was so excited to see them! It’s been a really long time since I used my doughnut pan so it was quite a treat.

Nicole made a S’mores Cocktail! Happy Friday indeed!

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Baked S’mores Doughnuts
For the doughnuts:
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
For the marshmallow glaze:
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow cream
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water
For serving:
  • coarsely chopped graham crackers marshmallows, chocolate bars
  1. Lightly grease a doughnut tin and preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk in sugar, graham cracker crumbs, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, buttermilk, vanilla and egg. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Do not overmix, or your doughnuts may be a bit rubbery.
  4. Fill each cup 1/2 to 3/4 full. You can do this with a spoon, but I prefer using a piping bag to fill each cup more evenly and cleanly. It’s important not to overfill, or as the doughnuts rise, you’ll lose the hole.
  5. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes (depending on the size of your doughnut pan), until the doughnuts spring back when touched. Let cool slightly on a wire rack before glazing.
To make the glaze:
  1. Pour the boiler water over the marshmallow cream in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. Spoon the glaze over the doughnuts. Sprinkle with graham crackers, marshmallows, or chocolate if desired.

So I was in a bit of a blogging funk last week. It started out as an “I-don’t-have-eggs” funk and quickly turned into a “I-haven’t-blogged-all-week-so-why-start-now”funk. It happens. But I made these doughnuts to make up for it!

I’ve been dreaming about these forever now. A cakey peanut butter doughnut with the kind of glaze that all the doughnut places use, that kind of crusts over after it sits for awhile and gets even better. They turned out just as I’d hoped – no, better since I had Reese’s Pieces on hand to sprinkle on top!

Obviously not the kind of breakfast you’d want to serve everyday, but this was the perfect Sunday treat for my boys!

Baked Peanut Butter Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze
For the doughnuts:
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Lightly grease a doughnut pan.
  2. Using a mixer, combine peanut butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in milk, oil, vanilla, and egg; mix. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt over top of peanut butter mixture. Use mixer to blend until just combined. Transfer to a pastry bag with a large, round tip (or a zip top bag) and pipe into doughnut pan. Bake 8 – 10 minutes, until doughnuts are golden brown and spring back when touched. Flip onto a wire rack and allow to cool for a few minutes before glazing.
  3. To make the glaze, whisk together melted butter and cocoa powder. Once the cocoa powder has melted into the butter, add milk, corn syrup, vanilla, and powdered sugar; whisk. If the glaze is too thin, add more powdered sugar. If too thick, add more milk.
  4. Dip the doughnuts into the glaze and allow the glaze to set about 30 minutes before serving.