Cake Mix Donuts

This week is always tough: my desire to eat all the treats is at war with the knowledge I should be a little more balanced in my diet as well as careful with my budget

We’re off to see friends and I volunteered to bring dessert. I’m also feeling a bit lazy so the idea of whipping up something homemade isn’t overly appealing. However, I want to take something interesting and must use the toaster oven.

My compromise turned out to be cake mix donuts. I got to make minimal dishes, use ingredients already in the house and the donut pan that hasn’t seen the light of day in years.


  • 1 cake mix (I used carrot)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup water


  • Whisk all ingredients
  • Pipe into oiled donut pan
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 450 F
  • Remove from oven, let rest for 10 minutes, remove from pan


I’m really pleased with how they turned out. I think a bit of icing would have been nice but 48 mini donuts were all the domestic goddess-ness I had in me.


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