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Chocolate Cake Mix Donuts | A Nerd Cooks
Chocolate Cake Mix Donuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 donuts
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
To make the donuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a donut pan or two with cooking spray and set them aside.

  2. In a medium-sized bowl, add the cake mix, egg, vegetable oil, and water. Mix until combined. 

  3. Using a piping bag, or spoon, fill the donut pan(s) up about 1/2-3/4 of the way.

  4. 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.
To make the glaze
  1. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar a bit of the milk, and the vanilla extract. (see notes)

  2. Spoon the glaze liberally over the tops of the donuts. Add as many chopped Oreos and sprinkles as your heart desires. 

Recipe Notes

Notes: Find that your glaze is too thin? Add some more powdered sugar. Too thick? More milk. Keep going until you hit on a consistency that you're happy with.