2-Ingredient Baked Cake Donuts


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2-Ingredient Baked Cake Donuts

Celebrate National Donut Day with these amazing 2-Ingredient Baked Cake Donuts! Just two ingredients for the donuts, and a container of frosting for the glaze, and you’ll have irresistible cake donuts in less than 30 minutes!

2-Ingredient Baked Cake Donuts Ingredients:

  • 1 cake mix, any flavor (just the dry mix)
  • 1 mix-in (2 cups mashed banana OR 2 cups cinnamon applesauce OR 1 (15 ounce) can pure pumpkin)
  • 1 container frosting, any flavor
  • Sprinkles (optional)
Easy 2-Ingredient Baked Cake Donuts


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F and grease one (or two) 6-cavity donut pans with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix (dry mix only) with one of the mix-in options until well combined.
  3. Transfer the batter to a gallon-size resealable baggie and seal it shut. Cut a small piece off one corner of the baggie and fill each donut ring almost completely with batter. You can also use a piping bag if you have one. This should make 12 donuts.
  4. Bake the donuts for 7-8 minutes or until they are set and spring back when touched. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for at least 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack set over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to collect glaze drippings. Repeat the process with the remaining batter if needed.
  5. Heat the frosting in a microwave-safe bowl for 10-15 seconds until it reaches a drizzling consistency.
  6. Dip each donut into the frosting glaze and place them upright back on the wire rack. If you want to add sprinkles, do so immediately after glazing each donut. Repeat 

with the remaining donuts. Allow the glaze to set for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Notes or Tips:

  • Get creative with flavor options! Choose your favorite cake mix and mix-in to create various delicious combinations.
  • For a quick and easy glaze, microwave store-bought frosting until it reaches a drizzling consistency.
  • Don’t forget the sprinkles! They add a fun touch to the donuts.

Serving Suggestions: 

Enjoy these delightful 2-Ingredient Baked Cake Donuts as a special breakfast treat or a delightful dessert.

Storage and Reheating: 

Store any leftover donuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. To reheat, warm them in the microwave for a few seconds or enjoy them as they are.

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2-Ingredient Baked Cake Donuts

2-Ingredient Baked Cake Donuts

Bake delicious 2-Ingredient Cake Donuts! Perfect for sweet cravings with just cake mix, a mix-in, and glaze. Easy and delightful! 🍩🎉

  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 12 donuts 1x


  • 1 cake mix (any flavor, dry mix only)
  • 1 mix-in option (choose one: 2 cups mashed banana, 2 cups cinnamon applesauce, or 1 (15-ounce) can pure pumpkin)
  • 1 container frosting (any flavor)
  • Sprinkles (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease a 6-cavity donut pan.
  2. Mix cake mix with chosen mix-in until well combined.
  3. Transfer batter to a baggie or piping bag, cut the corner, and fill each donut cavity.
  4. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
  5. Microwave frosting for 10-15 seconds until it’s a drizzling consistency.
  6. Dip each donut in frosting, add sprinkles if desired, and let set on the wire rack.


  • Experiment with different cake mix and mix-in combinations.
  • Use store-bought frosting for an easy glaze.
  • Add sprinkles for a fun touch.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 donut

Keywords: Cake Donuts, Easy Baking, National Donut Day

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