Donut Cake

The third Tuesday of every month, the ladies in our Sunday School Class, The FOLD, meet at a restaurant for Ladies Night Out.  Edna provides a baked treat or goodies to share with the ladies.  The Ladies of the FOLD love, and I mean LOVE, Edna.  Recently, I saw this giant Donut Cake Pan and knew I had to have it.  I have no regrets for the purchase.  It makes the cutest Donut Cake that is perfect for Birthday parties, Ladies Night Out, or breakfast fellowships.   I really can’t think of any occasion this cake would not be perfect for.  It is so easy.  I used a Strawberry jam filling that was delicious with the glaze icing.  It received a lot of ‘oohs and aahhhs’ from the ladies when I lifted the cake pan.  But then again, these ladies always ooh and aah!!

The cute Donut Pan
The cute Donut Pan exposed. OH NO!!!!
The cast for this little cutie.
After mixing cake ingredients, evenly distribute the  batter  between the two pans. You know, now that I see this picture, it looks like the eyes of those little yellow people, Minions.  No, it sort of looks like lady parts?? No, no, no!! It looks like cake batter. Sorry I got off track there for a moment.
Slide cake pans, side by side in oven for 25 to 29 minutes.  Do your thang Edna while I mix the glaze together.
Out of cake pans and cooling. So pretty!
Be sure to slice off bottoms of cakes to make them flat and even in size.
Spread bottom layer with jam or jelly or your choice.
Put the two cakes together, and you have a Donut Cake! Easy Peasy!!
Add all ingredients of glaze into a bowl, I used a large measuring cup, and whisk until smooth. May need to add more milk if it is too thick.
Oh so cute! Add a few little sprinkles on top for extra cuteness. There is no such thing as being too cute!
I snapped a quick picture of the inside as I was cutting the cake for the ladies.
My lovelies, my besties, my friends, my Ladies of the FOLD. They didn’t leave one crumb of that cake, not one. That is why I love them so much.
Easy, simple, cute, adorable little cake.

Make this cake the next time you need to take a cake to a function.  You will be amazed at the ‘oohs and aahs’ you received.  If you are really lucky, like I am, you will receive a lot of hugs too!!!!

Bake and Enjoy!

Donut Cake
Serves 8
A simple, adorable cake perfect for any function
Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cake Ingredients
  1. 1 yellow cake mix
  2. 1 cup whole milk
  3. 8 tablespoons butter, melted (1 stick)
  4. 3 large eggs
  5. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  1. Jam or Jelly of your choosing
  1. 2 cups of sifted confectioner sugar
  2. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  3. 2 tablespoons milk-may need to add more if glaze is too thick
  4. 1-2 drops food coloring of your choice
For the Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray donut cake pans with Baker's Joy, or grease and flour cake pans shaking out the excess flour.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Mix ingredients together with a mixer on low speed until blended, about 1 minutes. Scrape sides of bowl down and increase mixer speed to medium. Mix for 2 more minutes. Should be well blended at this point.
  5. Divide batter evenly between the two prepared pans. Smooth batter with rubber spatula.
  6. Place pans, side by side, in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. Cake should spring back when lightly pressed with finger.
  7. Remove the pans from the oven and cool on wire racks for 15 minutes. Run a rubber spatula around the edge of the cakes. Invert pans onto cooling racks. Invert one of the cakes so that it is right side up. After cooling, using a serrated knife, slice the bottom of the cake layer off. You need the bottom of both cake layers even.
For the Filling
  1. Spread jam or jelly on the cake that is inverted upside down. Put a really good thick layer on the cake.
  2. Place cake layer that is right side up on top of jam or jelly layer.
For the Glaze
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk confectioner's sugar, vanilla extract, and milk together until smooth. May need to add more milk if glaze is too thick.
  2. Add food coloring drops to desired color.
  3. Lightly pour glaze, from a large spoon, around the top of the entire donut.
  4. Top with sprinkles if desired.
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