February 8, 2016

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Cake Mix Donut #Recipe perfect for #ValentinesDay

Donuts are a yummy treat, but when you buy them at the store they are covered with thick frostings, sugar and usually deep fried.   To help  cut the sugar content and the deep fried aspect, I opted to make baked cake donuts that use flavored waters to help sweeten the donut and give it a light yummy flavor!

Prep time Cook time Total Time
10 mins 10-15 mins 20-25 mins

Yield: 2 dozen large donuts or 4 dozen mini donuts


  • 1 box  yellow cake mix (I used a store brand that was 18.2oz)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Aquaball flavored water of your choice (I used Berry Frost) or your favorite brand of flavored water
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • sprinkles (optional) 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In your mixer, mix together the cake mix, egg, vegetable oil, and Aquaball water until completely mixed
  4. Pour batter into a zipper plastic bag and cut off small section of one corner. If you are making with kids it is easier for them to handle a lunch size bag, if not use a gallon bag. 
  5. Squeeze donut mixture into sprayed donut pan, filling each opening about a  ½ full.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes. Let donuts cool in pan  and  then remove place on a on wire rack (under  each rack place wax paper).

For the Glaze:
  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the melted butter, powdered sugar, and milk until  there are no more lumps
  2. Dip the the donuts about ½ way into the glaze.
  3. Place back on wire cooling rack.
  4. Top with fun sprinkles if you desire! 
  5. Let them sit on wire rack until glaze set


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