Cake Mix Donuts – Foodie Extravaganza (July 2016)

This month’s theme is donuts.  I have some favorite donut shops around the area – Bill’s Donuts and Abbey’s Donuts are two of our favorite donut shops.  Plus Tim’s (aka Tim Horton’s)

Sometimes though it’s fun to make your own donuts at home.  I have several recipes for donuts on my blog.

These are semi-homemade donuts because they require a cake mix as the base.  Which makes them easy treats.  When you have kids who are constantly telling you they are hungry, it’s important to have easy treats.

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Cake Mix Donuts

Donut Recipe:

Stars of the Recipe:

  • 1 box of cake mix (Your favorite flavor)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ c. vegetable oil
  • 1 c. water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  
  2. Combine the cake mix, egg, vegetable oil, and water.
  3. Fill the greased doughnut pans ½ full.
  4. Bake for  12 to 14 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool before applying the glaze.


Glaze Recipe:

Stars of the Recipe:

  • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 & ½ c. powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. milk


  1. Combine the butter, powdered sugar, and milk.
  2. Dip the donut about ½ way into the glaze.  Allow the excess glaze to drip off the donut before placing it on the cooling rack.
  3. If you want to, add sprinkles to completed donuts.

Printable Recipe

Food Extravaganza

July has arrived and that means it’s time for another #FoodieExtravaganza! Each month we take turns hosting and selecting a foodie holiday associated with that month. Somehow in all the planning July was overlooked so in a mad dash in the second half of June, Lauren of From Gate to Plate told us to celebrate the doughnut. If anyone is keeping score, National Doughnut Day is actually the first Friday in June, but none of us are complaining to be celebrating one of America’s favorite breakfast treats today. July is National Culinary Arts month so let’s just go with that. Also in July: Fried Chicken Day (today, the 6th), Blueberry Muffin Day (the 11th), and Junk Food Day (the 21st).

Gluten-Free Matcha Doughnuts – Three Ways! by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Raspberry Cookies n Cream Baked Doughnuts by Baking in Pyjamas
Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts by Making Miracles
Chocolate Snickerdoodle Doughnuts by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Baked S’mores Doughnuts by Tara’s Multicultural Table
Strawberry Shortcake Donut Tarts by Fearlessly Creative Mammas
15 minute Funnel Cake Bites by From Gate to Plate
Cake Mix Donuts by I’m Hungry
Doughnut Trifle by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Watermelon Doughnuts by The Freshman Cook
Baked Cherry Lemon Donuts by Caroline’s Cooking
Orange Glace Donuts by Basic N Delicious
Medhu Vada – Savory Lentil Doughnut by Sneha’s Recipe

Foodie Extravaganza

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I hope you have a great day.  Thanks for reading my blog post.  

Happy eating,

Recipe adapted from Jennifer Meyering.

This recipe has been linked to Miz Helen’s Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday.

16 thoughts on “Cake Mix Donuts – Foodie Extravaganza (July 2016)”

  1. I have always heard you can make donuts out of cake mix, but have never tried it and I don’t know why…. the seem so easy! Great work!

  2. I can imagine that these come in really handy when you’ve got little ones around. Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

  3. Your Donuts look fantastic, we will love them! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. There was a Bill’s Donuts near where I just left that was supposed to be very good, but I never did try them.
    I like using cake mix, so simple and the flavor opportunities are near endless! I like your glaze, too – there’s butter in there!? I’ve not seen that before.

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