Strawberry Cake Mix Donuts, Simple Sweet Treats for Easter - On Sugar Mountain

Strawberry Cake Mix Donuts – Simple Sweet Treats for Easter

Hello friends!

Guess who’s back and she’s better than ever…

Strawberry Cake Mix Donuts, Simple Sweet Treats for Easter - On Sugar Mountain

Whoops – Almost started singing the Hess Truck anthem, and it is so not time for that yet!

But I am officially back in NJ and at Rutgers, which means I am also happily back on my blog.

Break has left me rejuvenated and ready to get back into blogging with full force. A big thanks to Becky, Ramona, and Rohith for their fabulous guest posts last week as well!

Strawberry Cake Mix Donuts, Simple Sweet Treats for Easter - On Sugar Mountain

I am still sort of in shock that Easter is this weekend, not to mention April 1st is next Monday! With having so few classes this semester, I managed to take a week and a half for break, which was wonderful during break….

but now I’m so behind with Easter treats! So much cute baking, so little time!

That’s why I thought I’d share a quick and fun Easter treat today, one that is perfect for any of you who lost track of time and need a stress-free solution to an Easter dessert.

Do you remember the Samoa Donuts I made a few weeks back? Friends, this cake mix donut deal is just about my favorite cake mix creation of all time. Think of all the possibilites! Donuts in almost every flavor, all soft and fluffy and ready to go in under 30 minutes!

Strawberry Cake Mix Donuts, Simple Sweet Treats for Easter - On Sugar Mountain

Strawberry Cake Mix Donuts, Simple Sweet Treats for Easter - On Sugar Mountain

For easter, I love desserts with fruit components. True, carrot cake is always a classic and if you’re looking for an out of sight recipe please check out my Carrot Cake Easter Nest Cupcakes. But if you’re looking for something  a tad different, might I suggest these scrumptious Strawberry Donuts with Vanilla Glaze?

All it takes is strawberry cake mix and a few choice ingredients, plus lots and lots of…

Strawberry Cake Mix Donuts, Simple Sweet Treats for Easter - On Sugar Mountain

you guessed it..

sprinkles!

I’ve had this four pack of Easter-themed sprinkles for ages, and I am so happy to have finally had the chance to use them. My memories of Easter growing up are bright and cheery, full of colors, candy, and smiles. That’s what these donuts bring to the table. Fun for all ages, the kids will love these bite-sized donuts with a glass of milk or on their own, and for us “regular” boring adults, these go lovely with a cup of tea or coffee.

Strawberry Cake Mix Donuts, Simple Sweet Treats for Easter - On Sugar Mountain

Strawberry Cake Mix Donuts, Simple Sweet Treats for Easter - On Sugar Mountain

This is even a recipe that you could get going with the help of little hands. Kids could easily mix all the ingredients together and pipe the batter into a donut pan before throwing it into the oven. If you choose to utilize a donut maker, then please be careful because the surface gets quite hot.

If your children are slightly uncoordinated (like myself heehee) then leave them the task of decorating! Sure, sprinkles will be flying everywhere, but (hopefully) most of them will end up on the donuts and your children will be so happy to have helped create these tiny adorable treats.

Strawberry Cake Mix Donuts, Simple Sweet Treats for Easter - On Sugar Mountain

Strawberry Cake Mix Donuts, Simple Sweet Treats for Easter - On Sugar Mountain

I was picking up sprinkles for a few days, though that’s never new in my kitchen. The mess is part of the fun, after all, and in no time I had cute and sweet mini donuts, perfect not only for Easter, but any springtime soiree.

Happy Baking!

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Strawberry Cake Mix Donuts

  • 1 box Strawberry Cake Mix
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp melted (and slightly cooled) butter
  1. Preheat your mini donut maker (or your oven to 350 degrees) and spray donut maker or pan with cooking spray. 
  2. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and beat with hand mixer until you attain a uniform mixture, about 60 seconds.
  3. Pour donut batter into a ziploc bag, then snip off the end and use it to pipe donut batter into pan/donut maker.
  4. Bake in donut maker or your oven for 3-4 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack while you make the frosting

for the glaze/frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tbsp heavy cream
  1. Whisk together sugar and cream until thick glaze forms. Add a little more heavy cream if mixture is too thick, or a little more powdered sugar if too thin.
  2. Dip half of donut into frosting, then cover with sprinkles and let sit until dry.

All Photos And Writing Copyright © 2013 Jessica Gonzalez | On Sugar Mountain

Comments
28 Responses to “Strawberry Cake Mix Donuts – Simple Sweet Treats for Easter”
  1. Very cute-looking donuts Jess!! So glad you’re back on the blog! Happy Easter and have fun baking!! I hope I get to go somewhere this long weekend! Take care!

  2. Baker Becky says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! What a cute idea….and made easier with the cake mix! My kids will go crazy with these!

  3. I love cake mix desserts… this one is a keeper. Stunning photos my friend. :)

  4. Angela says:

    So cute! I got a donut maker as a gift a while ago and still haven’t used it. Looks like I will be breaking it in with some cake mix donuts!! :-)

  5. RavieNomNoms says:

    OK so there was this place when I was younger that had both strawberry and cherry donuts that looked like this and oh my goodness they were ALWAYS my favorites! So delicious.

  6. easybaked says:

    Welcome back from break!!! Sounds like it was refreshing- these are adorable… I just got a mini doughnut pan for my birthday and these look like a fun idea for using it! I looooove cake mix…makes things so easy!!! Happy Easter!!!

  7. Okay, how in the friggin’ world is Easter next week? Seriously, I feel like I’m being punked from a really bad birthday hangover back in January. You’re telling me that April is a matter of days away? Ugh. I think I need eleven of these prettyful donuts.

    Also: awesome pics!

    • OMG i know Hayley but don’t question it; it’ll only make your head spin. Trust me I tried lol. Just bask in all the candy and chocolate and roll with it heehee :)

      And thanks! I had a lot of fun taking these photos.

  8. I have to get a doughnut pan! These are so cute and tasty looking! Love em!

  9. BruCrew Life says:

    Such pretty little donuts with all the sprinkles on top! I love the cake mix donuts…definitely opens so many doors there :-)

  10. Oh yum, your donuts look so good!

  11. Eileah says:

    Just made these with my kids. So fun, and so yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

  12. joann says:

    I made these and they were very easy and they were great tasting

  13. Cecily says:

    Just “treated” myself to a mini donut pan. SO excited to try these out on my family ;) thank you!!

  14. Efisia says:

    Good Morning, I have a regular size doughnut pan…how long would I bake them for?

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