We love donuts. BUT, we don’t love that they are fried and dipped in sugary frosting (ok, some of us do… the kids).
After hearing hubs and Henry complain about neeeeeeding donuts, I rummaged through the cupboard and came up with:
- 1 yellow cake mix
- 1 can pumpkin puree
- Donut baking pan
Similar to my 3 ingredient chocolate cake, I set in motion to make some tasty donuts.
I grease my silicone baking dishes. I use a little butter.
All you do is mix the cake mix with the pumpkin and add spices to taste (usually 1t. cinnamon and a few dashes of ginger and nutmeg).
Pour into the donut “holes” (about 1/2 full) and bake per the mix directions for cupcakes.
Most cake mixes make 12 donuts. I let the donuts sit in the pan until they are cool, them take them out and do batch #2.
If you NEED glaze, mix:
- 1 cup powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
- 1 T. soft butter
- 1t. vanilla (you could use maple extract if you wanted to make it UBER FALL)
- 1T. milk
Whisk all together and drizzle over the donuts.
This recipe is easy peezy pumpkin squeezy! It’s totally kid approved as well, which is why there are no after photos.It goes great with a PSL or other fall themed coffee beverage,