Last night I decided I wanted to make some donuts to bring in to work and also share at my gym, while making some content to post up onto my instagram for National Donut Day today! The easiest and “healthiest” way to make donuts, that I’ve found is baking them. I bought a pan off of Amazon that makes it even easier!
My first experience of making baked donuts were bacon donuts. I followed this Broma Bakery recipe.
This time I decided to take a little more of a shortcut because I was planning on making 4 different kinds of donuts. There is a recipe floating around the internet that makes it easy to turn cake mix into baked cake donuts! I’m not sure where it originated but here is the recipe that comes up first on google, by Jennifer Meyering.
- cake mix of choice
- powdered sugar
- cocoa powder
- small marshmallows
- gluten free graham crackers
All you need is a cake mix of your choice, an egg, vegetable oil, and water. I used this recipe, without fail, with 4 different cake mixes (3 regular and one gluten
free). I bought the only gluten free chocolate cake mix at my local grocery store. So grab your cake mix of choice and get to mixing!
Heat your oven. Grease your donut pan. Mix your batter. Put the batter into a zip lock (Zip it. Self explanatory right? Well one of the times I forgot to and there was batter everywhere hahahaha.) Snip a corner of the bag and squeeze into donut pan, about halfway full. Pop them in the oven.
Then I decided to whip up some chocolate glaze (used Joy the Baker’s recipe), subbing milk for lactose free milk! You can opt to sub coconut milk, almond milk, whatever your little lactose-intolerant heart desires!
While your donuts are baking, whip up your glaze!
When your donuts are done cooking, let them cool a bit then pop them out of the donut pan. After they’re completely cool, grab a muffin tin. Place the cooled donuts, spaced out on top of the muffin tin holes. Grab a handful of small marshmallows and squish them together into somewhat of a ball in your hand. They will stick pretty well together. Place this ball on top of each hole in your donuts. If some fall through the donut hole, don’t worry. You can leave them or squish together your marshmallows again. Then pop the pan back into the oven on the top rack on HI broil, but watch them closely. You are toasting your marshmallows! You don’t want them burnt! After they’re roasty toasty, take your donuts out of the oven, drizzle your glaze and crumble some gluten free graham crackers on top!
Obviously this can be adapted to have gluten and be full of dairy!