Cake Mix Donuts: 3 Ways

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

Show: HGTV Happy
Related To:
Get more

Easy Baked Donuts Three Ways 01:30

Make three delicious donut varieties using one simple cake recipe.

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. 

Keep Reading

Next Up

Pink Snowball Cake Recipe

This cake is sure to be the center of attention at any spring or Easter gathering. Bake a dome-shaped chocolate cake, fill with marshmallow creme, frost with pastel pink icing and top with toasted coconut.

Carrot Cake Truffle Pop Recipe

Use ready-made carrot cake to shortcut this recipe.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

This fluffy confection is baked in a 10-inch pan and is piled with marshmallows, caramel and peanut butter cups. Slice it like cake, and serve it warm with ice cream.

Best Way to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Learn the best ways for painting kitchen cabinets.

5 Ways to Stop the Foreclosure Process

All is not lost once you get a notice of default! You still have some alternatives to stop the foreclosure process.


Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.