Chocolate Cake Mix Donuts

These donuts are light and cakey, doused with a sweet powdered sugar glaze, and topped with chopped Oreos and chocolate sprinkles.

Chocolate Cake Mix Donuts | A Nerd Cooks

Donut… doughnut…  How do you spell it?  I’m partial to “donut” without any real justification for that preference.  The spell check on this computer is flagging “donut” but not “doughnut” as not being a word but… I’m gonna stick to my guns.

Chocolate Cake Mix Donuts | A Nerd Cooks

I’ve been getting my donut on lately (see chocolate peppermint cake donuts and pumpkin streusel donuts), and have plans to make more over the weekend.  So stay tuned next week!

These particular donuts are especially easy to make,  since they start out as a boxed cake mix!  I tend to be a little snobby about making everything from scratch, so I had shied away from recipes that use boxed mixes.  But, really, there’s no need for pretentiousness when a shortcut like this can get donuts into your face hole more quickly.  Come with me; Let us all embrace the boxed cake mix donut!

Chocolate Cake Mix Donuts | A Nerd Cooks

This recipe comes from Kleinworth & Co.

You’ll need:

For the donuts –

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water

For the glaze –

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the toppings –

  • chopped Oreo cookies
  • chocolate sprinkles

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

In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the cake mix, egg, vegetable oil, and water. Using a piping bag, or spoon, fill the donut pan(s) up about 1/2-3/4 of the way.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the donuts are done all the way through.  Allow them to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning them out onto a wire rack to finish cooling completely.

Once the donuts are cool, prepare the glaze.  In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar a bit of the milk, and the vanilla extract.  Find that it’s too thin?  Add some more powdered sugar.  Too thick?  More milk.  Keep going until you hit on a consistency that you’re happy with.

Spoon the glaze liberally over the tops of the donuts.  Add as many chopped Oreos and sprinkles as your heart desires.  Ideally, wait until the glaze has set before digging in, but, we’re all adults here.  You do you.

Chocolate Cake Mix Donuts | A Nerd Cooks


3 thoughts on “Chocolate Cake Mix Donuts

  1. I call them donuts too instead of doughnuts!

    Anyway, your donuts look so good I can practically taste them from my screen. Haha! I have no experience yet on baking so this might be a challenge but looking at pictures like these really inspires me. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    • Thank you!! For a novice baker, these would be right up your alley. It’s a mix, spoon, bake kind of deal. Just make sure to really grease the donut pans! Thanks =)

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