Cake Mix Donuts: 3 Ways

Make apple cider, salted caramel and s'mores donuts from spiced cake mix with this simple and tasty tutorial.

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Easy Baked Donuts Three Ways 01:30

Make three delicious donut varieties using one simple cake recipe.

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With these simple recipes, you can make delicious donuts without the hassle of deep frying them!

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials Needed

  • spiced cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • apple sauce
  • piping bag
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • sea salt
  • chocolate drizzle
  • 2 cups water
  • whisk
  • donut pan
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon
  • caramel drizzle
  • marshmallows
  • graham cracker crumbs

Mix + Bake

Combine cake mix, eggs, applesauce and water in a large mixing bowl. Whisk ingredients together, and then pipe the batter into the donut pan. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes. 

Add Toppings

For apple cider donuts, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle mixture over donuts. For salted caramel, drizzle each donut with caramel, and then top with a tasty sprinkling of sea salt. For s'mores donuts, top each one with a roasted marshmallow, chocolate drizzle and graham cracker crumbs. 

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