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How to Make Homemade Cake Dounuts

Updated on July 20, 2011

The easy way to make Homemade Cake Donuts

Do you have 20 minutes to spare? Well then, you can bake these yummy Cake Donuts in 13 minutes! The preparation time is only 10 minutes. I bake these all of the time for my little ones and I save a ton of money each month on my grocery bill! Why buy pre-made or store bought? when you can bake them, have fun with your kids, and save money all at the same time!

The Bakers Corner - Plain Cake Doughnuts

Homemade Donut Ingredients:

Chocolate Cake Donuts:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Sprinkles, toasted coconut, mini chips
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder


Vanilla Cake Donuts:

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Sprinkles, toasted coconut, mini chips, cinnamon-sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Homemade Donut Baking Directions

1. Heat your oven to 325 degrees F and Coat your 6-indentation or 12-mini donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In large bowl, mix your flour, baking soda and salt, Then In a small bowl, mix your buttermilk, sugar, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract until smooth. Now, add your milk mixture to your flour mixture and mix until it is smooth.

3. Now for the fun part, spoon your batter into a large resealable plastic bag. Cut off a small corner and squeeze your batter into the prepared indents, about 2/3 full. Don't forget to smooth off the tops. Bake at 325 degrees F for 13 minutes, until your doughnuts spring back when you lightly press them down. Cool in the pan, on a rack, for about 3 minutes, and then carefully turn them out onto a rack to cool off.

That is all there is to it! Now, let us decide how we want to decorate them!

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Homemade Cake Dounut Toppings

Donuts - Powdered: Place 1/4 cup confectioners sugar in a sifter and gently sift over your cooled vanilla doughnuts. If you want them coated on both sides, just flip over the doughnuts and repeat coating the doughnuts with the confectioners sugar.


Donuts - White-frosted: In small bowl, combine 1 cup of confectioners sugar and 1 tablespoon of milk then stir until it is smooth. Now, dip the cooled doughnuts into the bowl and allow excess frosting to drip back into bowl. Transfer to a rack and top with sprinkles, coconut or mini chips, if desired. Here is a neat tip - transfer any extra frosting into a plastic bag for the next batch you make.


Donuts - Chocolate-frosted : In small bowl, combine the remaining 1 cup of confectioners sugar, the cocoa and the remaining 2 tablespoons of milk. remember, stir until smooth it is smooth. Now, dip the cooled doughnuts into the bowl and allow the excess frosting to drip back into the bowl and transfer to a rack. Now, top with sprinkles, coconut or mini chips, if desired. Here is a neat tip - transfer any extra frosting into a plastic bag for the next batch you make.


A drizzle: Snip small corner off of the bags of your frosting. Now, decoratively drizzle over cooled doughnuts and be creative!

Donuts - Cinnamon-sugar : Place your still-warm vanilla or chocolate cake doughnuts in a mixture of cinnamon-sugar to coat them.YUMMY!

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      Khari 

      6 years ago

      Hmmm - what happened? Think I should have stuck to brownies or I'll run to the nearest bakery & purchase what I was craving a chocolate cake donut worth sinking my teeth into. Came out gummy & too gooey for me. Sorry - I wanted to like them - I followed the recipe exactly.

    • cluense profile imageAUTHOR

      Katie Luense 

      7 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      Sweetsusieg, I'm laughing my butt off! Sure, come on over! I make them once a week on Saturday night so my little ones can enjoy them Sunday morning!

      So come on over, I will make sure you have at least two....Hey, what can I say....They do not last for long around here!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Cluense

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      Sweetsusieg 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      You had me at doughnuts! If I bring my own coffee can I come over next time you make them? Cause if I make them, I'll eat them all and my butt is big enough now!

      Ok, well maybe my butt could be just a little bigger... I'll just have one or two... save some for later.

      Thanks!

    • cluense profile imageAUTHOR

      Katie Luense 

      7 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      Tony, Thank you for stopping by! Happy Baking!

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      Tony McGregor 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks for sharing these great sounding recipes! Will bookmark them for future reference.

      Love and peace

      Tony

    • cluense profile imageAUTHOR

      Katie Luense 

      7 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      Hey, you are welcome! My little ones love these doughnuts! I make them at least once a week! LOL Thank you for stopping by!!!

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      kaltopsyd 

      7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Cake doughnuts? Mmmmmmm.... those look Yummy. I may just print your Hub out tomorrow and follow the recipe. :-) Thanks for dessert. :D

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