Monday, April 23, 2012

Today I baked homemade funfetti cake batter donuts. I recently bought a donut pan and have been searching for an easy but good recipe and finally found one. This recipe from Cookies and Cups was exactly what I was looking for. I obviously changed a few things from the one on her blog, but the recipe is basically the same. I used vanilla non-fat yogurt instead of buttermilk and I also didn't double glaze them... you'll see. Also, I halved the recipe and made 6 to see how they would turn out.

These can be made using plain cake mix and added whatever you like. Next time I make them, I'm going to use sugar free cake mix and brownie mix. In my house, whenever we bake we always go the sugar free route for health reasons plus sugar free doesn't taste any different. Overall, they turned out to be really good! I wouldn't say they're as good as a grocery store donut, which is hands down my favorite, but they stand up well. Atleast you know these are being baked, not fried, and you have some control over what goes in/on them.

Double Glazed Funfetti Donuts
(adapted from Wilton)
makes 12 donuts


  • 2 3/4 cups Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 425°
  2. Spray the donut pan lightly with cooking spray.
  3. In mixing bowl beat all ingredients on medium speed for 30 seconds.
  4. Transfer batter to a zip lock bag and cut the corner of the zip lock bag.
  5. Fill each donut mold about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake 10 minutes or until they spring back when you touch them. My tops didn't get too brown, but they were definitely cooked.
  7. Cool in the pan for about 2 minutes then turn them out onto parchment paper. 
  8. Glaze/ice/decorate as you like.
For the glaze: I did a simple powdered sugar/milk mix until it was thin and smooth. Instead of using the stove to heat the milk which helps with making the glaze extra thin, I microwaved the milk for 10 seconds and it worked just as well. I made one dipped in plain glaze and one in chocolate glaze. For the chocolate glaze, I put 3 drops of chocolate syrup into the mixture because I couldn't find the cocoa. 

For the icing: I used powdered sugar and milk again, but you want to use less milk so it's creamy like a buttercream. A chocolate icing could easily be made by adding cocoa. And sprinkles. LOTS of sprinkles. I love sprinkles.

Cinnamon/sugar mix: I made 2 donuts with a basic cinnamon/sugar mix. First I melted butter, brushed it on top of the donuts, and dipped the donuts into the cinnamon sugar mix. 

Originally Made: Today.

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