Cake Batter Donuts

November 19, 2015


When it comes to matters of the kitchen, I love cutting corners. I’ve never met a pre cut vegetable or a boxed cake that I didn’t like. And these donuts are a prime example of a quick and easy recipe that’s fun and fancy, but still leaves time for the rest of that to-do list.

Now don’t get me wrong, there’s a time and a place for slow dinners and lengthy dessert recipes, but not every night is that night. So if you’re looking for something pretty (and tasty) to bring to a party or snack on with friends, look no further.



  • Donut pan
  • A box of cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Milk or water
  • Icing
  • Flowers (I threw a little saran wrap under these, but it’s still wise to buy organic, edible flowers)
  • Herbs

Follow the instructions for mixing up your cake batter, and pour some into each donut ring (I filled each one about 3/4 full). Follow the instructions on the box for baking.


To create the drizzle, microwave a couple spoonfuls of the icing, so that it’s runnier. Then dip the spoon in the warm icing and just drizzle it onto each baked donut. I went in both directions so they wouldn’t be too uniform.


Trim your flowers off at the base, and place them wherever you like on the donut. Add a little sprig of herb (I used thyme).


If you feel like it, you can mix up a floral drink and have a pretty little feast!

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Now, go enjoy! And if you make these yourself, feel free to tag #kitandforage on Instagram – I’d love to see what you come up with!

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