Pumpkin Streusel Donuts

These donuts are sweet, pumpkiny, and full of Fall spiced flavor. The streusel topping and sweet glaze put them over the top.Pumpkin Streusel Donuts | A Nerd Cooks

I bought a donut pan a while back, but rarely use it.  That’s a real shame, because donuts.

I decided to change that this weekend.Pumpkin Streusel Donuts | A Nerd Cooks

These donuts taste delicious, look great, and are super easy to make since they’re essentially just a gussied up boxed cake mix.Pumpkin Streusel Donuts | A Nerd Cooks

This recipe comes from the blog Jennifer Meyering.

You’ll need:

For the donuts – 

  • 1 box (16.5 oz.) spice cake mix
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbs butter, melted

For the streusel topping –

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbs butter, melted

For the glaze – 

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbs milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, pumpkin, eggs, and melted butter until well combined.

Scoop the batter into a piping bag or large zip top bag.  Snip off the tip/one corner of the bag and pipe the batter into the donut pan, filling about halfway.

In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the streusel topping.  Stir until everything is combined and a bit crumbly.

Top the donuts with ~1 tbs of the streusel mixture.

Bake 8-10 minutes. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.

Stir the powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl until smooth and the desired consistency has been reached.  Drizzle the glaze over the cooled donuts.
Pumpkin Streusel Donuts | A Nerd Cooks
Pumpkin Streusel Donuts | A Nerd Cooks


11 thoughts on “Pumpkin Streusel Donuts

  1. For a second I thought I was looking at my own blog post from the future lol! I am doing one next week but on GF donuts. Your photos are better 😉

  2. Yes! So true! And my photos are getting there. You are too kind. Still learning how to use my new camera. Can I ask what setting you used to shoot your feature photo with the “bite” taken out? I think I need a different lens or to fiddle with lighting. Your aperture affect has got me mesmerized!

      • So I think I either need to adjust my lighting (take photos in daylight if I ever leave work on time) or possibly buy a new lens. My f-stop will not set below a 3.5 but I’m also just learning so maybe it does and I have no idea how to do it!

        Thanks for the info! I am going to attempt a photo shoot this weekend 🙂

      • It is a problem! I just tried to take some shots with an DIY indoor setup and nothing compares to sunlight. Though, it may have to do until spring comes or I may never get a blog post done!

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