Glazed Cake-Mix Doughnuts

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Doughnuts are a treat, but homemade doughnuts are a slice of heaven. If you’ve never had a homemade doughnut, make sure you change that right away. With a recipe this easy there’s no excuse not to!

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 2 hours 5 minutes

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. yeast
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) white cake mix
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups vegetable oil

Directions

  • Whisk milk and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat. Sift in confectioners’ sugar. Remove from heat and submerge pan in a bowl of warm water to keep glaze from hardening.
  • In a large bowl, mix yeast and warm water until yeast is dissolved. Add cake mix and flour. Mix with spoon to make a soft dough. Set aside for 1 hour so dough can rise.
  • With a floured pin, roll dough out onto a flat surface. Cut with a floured biscuit cutter. Remove to flat board or cookie sheet for 30–45 minutes to rise.
  • Fry doughnuts in 2" of vegetable oil or in mini-deep fryer. If using a skillet, fry doughnuts on each side and remove with a slotted spoon. If using a deep fryer, follow manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Set fried doughnuts on a paper towel to drain and cool slightly. Glaze doughnuts before they cool completely. Serve warm.

Recipe Information

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. yeast
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) white cake mix
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups vegetable oil

Directions

  • Whisk milk and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat. Sift in confectioners’ sugar. Remove from heat and submerge pan in a bowl of warm water to keep glaze from hardening.
  • In a large bowl, mix yeast and warm water until yeast is dissolved. Add cake mix and flour. Mix with spoon to make a soft dough. Set aside for 1 hour so dough can rise.
  • With a floured pin, roll dough out onto a flat surface. Cut with a floured biscuit cutter. Remove to flat board or cookie sheet for 30–45 minutes to rise.
  • Fry doughnuts in 2" of vegetable oil or in mini-deep fryer. If using a skillet, fry doughnuts on each side and remove with a slotted spoon. If using a deep fryer, follow manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Set fried doughnuts on a paper towel to drain and cool slightly. Glaze doughnuts before they cool completely. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories250
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium400mg
Total Carbohydrate43g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars19g
Protein3g