Cake donuts are moist, flavorful, and easy to make. Often found in special "holiday" or seasonal flavors at Dunkin Donuts, cake doughnuts are just what the name implies: doughnuts made of cake. This style doughnut is slightly denser than a traditional doughnut, but it is just as satisfiying and tasty!
Full time: 1 1/2 hour (includes cooling time)
Makes 6 doughnuts
1 box cake mix, any flavor
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 cup confectionary sugar
1-3 tbsp half and half (milk is desired)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sprinkles or small candy pieces
Preheat oven to 350' and grease a doughnut pan lovingly (or cooking spray), set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine milk, eggs, butter, and stir until fully blended.
Add in cake mix and stir just until incorporated and even in texture.
Evenly divide batter into pan.
Tap lightly in table to settle into pan and bake for 18-20, or until center tests clean when toothpick is inserted.
Once fully baked, remove from oven and allow to cook in pan 5 minutes.
Flip out of pan onto a cooling rack.
Allow doughnuts to fully cool before glazing, approximetly 30 minutes.
Once cooled you can make the glaze and prepare for the dipping part.
Set a wire rack over wax paper.
In a small bowl combine confectionary sugar with vanilla, 1 tbsp half and half, and stir well.
Slowly increase the half and half buy 1/2 tbsp at a time until you have a thick but drizzling texture (usually takes 2 tbsp).
Dip top half of cooled doughnut into mixture, allowing to sink half way.
Place onto rack to allow excess to run down sides and drop off.
Once all doughnuts have been dipped, top by spreading sprinkles over each doughnut evenly.
Allow glaze to firm up for 20 minutes before serving.
Glaze will still be a tad gooey and enjoyable, if you want completely set glaze. Firm it up by setting doughnuts in refrigerator for the 20 minutes.