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Easy Cake Mix Donuts (+ 3 Delicious Glazes)

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Grab a boxed cake mix and make these Easy Cake Mix Donuts featuring 3 delicious glazes including vanilla, chocolate, and maple, and fun sprinkles. They’re so yummy and simple to make and both kids and adults will love them! 



Cake Mix Donuts

  • 1 box cake mix, any flavor (I used a yellow cake mix)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkles, if desired

Vanilla Donut Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: food coloring

Chocolate Donut Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 tbsp milk

Maple Donut Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and spray your donut pans with non-stick spray.
  • Place your cake mix, egg, oil, milk, and vanilla extract into a large mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer or whisk, until well combined.
  • Next, place your donut batter into a large piping bag or large plastic Ziploc bag, snip off the corner, and carefully fill each donut cavity 3/4 of the way full.
  • Place your donut pans into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cakes are a light golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely (about 10-15 minutes).
  • While your donuts are cooling, prepare the vanilla, chocolate, and maple glaze by combining all the ingredients in a bowl and whisking together. Place each glaze in a shallow bowl for easy dipping. Each glaze should be a pourable icing consistency, but not runny. If it is too thick you can always add more milk, until desired consistency is reached.
  • For easy clean-up, place parchment paper on a large baking sheet and place under the wire rack that the donuts will sit on.
  • Place the top side of your donuts into the glaze for a few seconds and let excess drip down into the bowl before flipping and placing on the wire rack for the glaze to set.
  • If desired, add sprinkles, chopped up candies, or nuts on top of your donuts while the glaze is still wet.


  • Leftover donuts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week
  • Leftover icing can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks

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