Double Glazed Funfetti Donuts

Double Glazed Funfetti Donuts | Cookies and Cups

I am really sorry to do this to you.

Because, you know, we’re like friends.
I mean, at least I think of you as my friends…
BUT I imagine if we were REALLY friends I wouldn’t do to you what I am about to do.
I am going to give you, in advance, a weight problem.
If you have never struggled with your weight, God bless ya, but that is about to change.
There are no exercises to help you here.
No amount of running.
No solution to what is going to unfold in your life in the next minute.
It’s really mean, I suppose.
But since we are friends, I must share.
Because that’s what friends do.
We share.
There’s no turning back.
I am going to share with you a recipe for donuts.
In your kitchen.
With no frying involved.
Only a remarkable pan and some cake mix.
It’s really happening, folks.
Last week I attended a really great Blogger Workshop hosted my the incredible people at Wilton.
We frosted, we fondanted, we decorated, we toured…
and we shopped.
The Wilton tent sale is amazing…rows and rows of products all marked down 50%.
That is where I gained possession of the donut pan.
I am scared of its power.
A food that would once be deemed “highly unlikely” to be procured from my kitchen is now going to be a staple.
I might as well get a conveyer belt and a sign that says “Hot Donuts Now”.
You’d come over, right?
Well, now you won’t have to.
You can have hot donuts in 10 minutes.
I wish I were lying.
 Lord help the holes on my belt…they are about to be tested.
Don’t say you weren’t warned, friend.
Get your cake mix ready..

I used a ziplock for easy filling…

Cut of the corner of the ziplock and squeeze batter into each donut mold, filling 2/3 full.

Bake for 7-9 minutes until the tops are slightly browned and spring back when touched.

Let donuts cool in pan for 5 minutes and then turn pan upside down to remove.

Then glaze them up!

 I just dropped each donut into the saucepan and quickly coated, transferring onto a cooling rack with parchment or a silicon mat under to catch the glaze drippings.

Then frost them again.  I know.

Stir both ingredients together until smooth.

Spread approx 1 tsp of frosting on top of each donut and immediately coat with sprinkles.

Voila!  Easy, yummy and did I mention DOUBLE glazed?

Now back to the pan.
You need one of these in your life.
It even came with recipes…here’s the one I adapted…

Your waist might regret it, but your tummy will be happy ๐Ÿ™‚



Double Glazed Funfetti Donuts



  • 2 3/4 cups Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter


  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

White Frosting

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • *sprinkles if desired



  1. Preheat oven to 425ยฐ
  2. Spray the donut pan lightly with cooking spray.
  3. In mixing bowl beat all ingredients on medium speed for 30 seconds.
  4. Transfer batter in a ziplock bag.
  5. Cut of the corner of the ziplock and squeeze batter into each donut mold, filling 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 7-9 minutes until the tops are slightly browned and spring back when touched.
  7. Let donuts cool in pan for 5 minutes and then turn pan upside down to remove.


  1. In medium saucepan combine ingredients with a whisk over low heat.
  2. Stir until glaze is smooth.
  3. Now coat your donuts with the glaze while burner is still on low. If the glaze gets too hot remove from heat.
  4. You don’t want it to burn, you just want it to stay warm and thin.
  5. I just dropped each donut into the saucepan and quickly coated, transferring onto a cooling rack with parchment or a silicon mat under to catch the glaze drippings.
  6. Let the glaze set…about 15 minutes.

White Frosting

  1. Stir both ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Spread approx 1 tsp of frosting on top of each donut and immediately coat with sprinkles.

Helpful tip… Out of buttermilk?

Buttermilk Substitution



87 Responses

  1. Christina

    I had wondered if I could just use a cake mix to make donuts…I got the pan months ago but other then washing it and starring at it I haven't made a thing with it!
    I am so going to the store and picking up a cake mix, this will be soooo tasty!!! My co-workers will love these!
    Thanks for putting it up!!!

  2. Jocelyn

    I heart donuts and double glazed ones I heart even more!!! It has been years since I have been to the wilton tent sale:-( A friend and I used to go ever year…loved all the goodies I used to find!!!

  3. Michelle

    I want to call you some bad names for posting this where I could see it…But I won't be able to because my mouth will be full ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. BreAna @ Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced

    I have been thinking about buying a donut pan…I think you have convinced me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. The Sneaky Mommy

    Don't be creeped out by the very pregnant lady banging on your door at midnight begging for a donut…you started this craving! Those look delicious and now I'm adding a donut pan to my baby registry. It's practical, right?

  6. Trish - Sweetology101

    for the love of all that is sugary lady, this is going to be my death. Seriously though..I have one of those plug in donut makers and it works "pretty good" but this…THIS! yes I need this…I may be able to quit the day gig as a PA and set up a stand on the corner. CHA CHING…

  7. sugarswings

    i just bought this pan too! it's awesome! and i love your double glaze idea…i did them recently too, but i may try this second glaze idea next time!! they look great!

  8. betchacanteatjustone

    You make me laugh everytime! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I've been searching for a donut pan for MONTHS now with no luck, not even my favorite never let me down thrift store didn't turn up a donut pan….until yesterday! I poked into favorite thrift store, trying to avoid the toy isle with my kids and found not only a donut pan, but a mini donut pan to go with it for $1.99 each. My hubby came home for lunch and I literally danced over to him with my exciting find. He started to shake his head and laugh (and mmy dance really wasn't laugh worthy) he had special ordered me donut pans from the specialty cooking shop due to arrive this week ๐Ÿ™‚ DONUTS FOR EVERYONE!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I did make some chocolate ones yesterday and I have to agree that donuts in 10 minutes is super high alert dangerous! I have a cherry cake mix in the cupboard, I'm making these for dinner…(just had a baby so the jeans are still stretchy at the top, no belt loops here!!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Pink Little Cake

    Ohhhh I need this pan in my life before my baby is born so I can get fater now. I am not a donut eater, but I will eat from this cake mix recipe.

  10. Karly

    Dude. Are you kidding me right now? Did you seriously put a box of
    Funfetti cake mix in that donut pan?

    My life will never be the same.

    I'm not sure if I should thank you or punch you?

  11. Joanne

    You know, I've been searching long and hard for a recipe to make for father's day dessert. And now here you are getting it right in one shot!

  12. Kepanie

    OMGosh; you're so evil to make this classic treat so accessible and easy for us to make! They came out so awesome!

  13. Jenn @ BentoForKidlet

    It's very good that I do not own one of those pans. I may have to ban anyone from ever buying me one…..those look so delicious!

  14. Tami B.

    Well, I guess I'm off on a quest to buy this pan now.
    Golly gee, thanks for undermining my attempt to start eating healthier. (It easier if I can blame it on somebody else.)

  15. Leah Rubin

    Diet, hell! I'm getting a pan tomorrow, and when my grandson (4 1/2) is here in a couple of weeks, we're makin' your donuts! We gotta splurge now and then! Love your stuff!

  16. Les rรƒยชves d'une boulangรƒยจre (Brittany)

    10 minutes? That's incredible! I never thought donuts would be a "common bake" in my house but looks like that's about to change. I can't believe there's no messy frying etc. These look just delicious. I am ignoring your statement about their potential to make me gain weight haha – I don't care – I have to have one of these pans!

  17. elizabeth

    I just got a mini donut pan! We tried the recipe that came with it (not Wilton, don't worry) and it was horrid. Now I can't wait to try this one because seriously, can anything Funfetti be bad???


    for once i am glad i DIDN'T get picked to attend a PR trip . . . because BFFs or not, that pan right there would be my undoing . . . and honey, i don't really have that far to go . . . no siree Bob, not far a'tall . . .

  19. bridget {bake at 350}

    Well, I didn't think I ever needed a donut pan….until NOW. Oh my goodness.

    Pinned, stumbled, tweeted…and whatever else….these are fabulous, Shelly.

  20. Rosie @ Sweetapolita

    I just love these so much! I just know my little girlies would have so much fun making these and, of course, eating them. Really so fun!

  21. Mindy

    Yum! I didn't realize Wilton did a donut pan too – thought I had to order from somewhere else.

    I bet working with Wilton was great – my very first job was in their retail store! (many, many moons ago:)

    Thanks for the weight, I mean recipe!!

  22. SweetSugarBelle

    Oooooooooh!!! It's the part of the cake I love, the crispy edges…did they have icing tips…I shouldn't even ask, but I have to know, you have me craving sweets in the am, lol!

  23. Erin

    I'm a brand new follower (as of yesterday) but already I think I love you. Seriously. I'm not weird. You just totally get me in a way my husband never has. haha…no really. I wish my computer had a scratch and sniff button. I'm going to buy a new pan today. Can you guess which one? I should probably pick up a new pair of jeans the next size up while I'm out. Keep up the yummy work – you rock!

  24. Anonymous

    Thank you for posting this! I bought one of those pans several weeks ago and have been having trouble finding a non-frying recipe. My kids will love this!


    Oh. My. Double glazed *and* funfetti all in the same doughnut? Brilliant! Sign me up! Gives me another reason to use my doughnut pan.

  26. mybeautifuldisasters

    Gah, I went to the Wilton tent sale last weekend too and I was so tempted to get the doughnut pan. Now I'm really kicking myself in the butt for not getting it. NEXT WEEKEND!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  27. jlmcclure

    I got a donut maker for Christmas! Will have to try these! Any chance you can adjust the printable recipe to print on one page? The last line prints on a second page!

  28. Katie@a mom, a wife, and a me

    For fathers day I guess im going to get him a donut pan… yup guys love donuts… so I should certinly get this pan to make him donuts… yup justified!

  29. Sue

    Your donuts look so FUN, Shelly! 10 minutes? I better stay away from that donut pan:) What a blast you must have had at the Wilton shindig! That tent sale must have been amazing!

  30. wenderly

    SO STINKIN cute! I got my daughter one of those pans for Christmas and needless to say we haven't used it yet! But I can assure you, we are now!!! *love*

  31. Tracy

    I so wanted to attend that Wilton event – sorry I missed out! These doughnuts look AMAZING though and I can't wait to try them with my doughnut pan!!

  32. Rhondi

    Shelly, I made these with a Devil's Food cake mix and dunked them in the vanilla glaze and added sprinkles. My kids and I loved them! Thanks for the great recipe.

  33. Molly

    I have staring contests with every mini donut pan I encounter in the baking aisleรขโ‚ฌยฆร‚ย it looks like I need to finally stop resisting and buy a few! Funfetti is one of my absolute favorite things, and what better than to enjoy in mini donut form! Thank you for sharing this recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Julia

    Too funny that you should post this! I went to the Wilton tent sale in Woodridge myself two weeks ago and bought this exact same pan! Made chocolate frosted chocolate cake doughnuts for my hubby on Father's day! SOOO good!

  35. noodles

    I tried 4 times and just couldn’t get this to work with my mini doughnut pan. It seemed no matter how little I put in it ended up muffins with hollow centers. Tasted great, but not very attractive. ๐Ÿ™ Don’t know what I did wrong. My boys were glad they were rejects though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Tiffani

    I think you are the love of my life and the devil at the same time. OMG your site makes me so hungry and feel so guilty all at once! I bow to you queen of the kitchen goodies!!!!

  37. SarahSmile

    Awesome recipe! I just made these with my little Donut maker and everything came out perfect! I will definitely be making these again!

  38. Thanks for the recipe! I’ve been using the donut recipe for a while now. I use a donut maker though, and mix my batter by hand, but I use the measurements and my donuts always turn out great. Haven’t made Funfetti yet though, so far just vanilla and devils food.

    1. Shelly

      It’s a regular sized donut pan, but you could certainly use a mini pan too, just adjust the baking time. I got about 20 regular sized donuts.

    1. Shelly

      I’ve never tried that, but I imagine it would work fine! You can also make your own buttermilk mixing in one tablespoon of white vinegar into 1 cup of milk.

  39. JessicaWilson

    Can these be made with a chocolate cake mix also?? I have the mini dounut pan I found it a few years back and have never used it and I think I’ll pull it out tomorrow. Lol

  40. Amy S.

    This MGHT work using tin foil balled up and sprayed generously with that baker’s joy spray + flour stuff??? I have a mini donut maker (yard sale find- $0.50!!!) that I may try this out in.

  41. Christine

    hi Shelly, I was wondering if i could roll and cut this recipe. Ii don’t have a donut pan, but did buy a donut cutter. Thanks for having such an awesome website and sharing all these great recipes!

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