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Donuts for Dads

By Momma Chef

Just in time for Father’s Day, these cake donuts are not fried but baked! Use a donut pan and this recipe to create your choice of donuts that are super easy to whip up. Batter is made with simple ingredients that most people already have on hand. And the batter can be mixed by hand making the process much simpler.

Treat Dad to donuts! Fill a donut pan and prep freshly baked donuts in less than 20 minutes that are so much healthier. They are best when eaten the same day but can be covered and stored at room temperature up to two days. You can also freeze donuts for up to two months. If frozen, warm in the microwave for 30 seconds when ready to serve. Add sprinkles or frosting as desired! 

Easy Bake Donuts

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 11-14 minutes

Yields: 15-18 donuts

1 box vanilla or chocolate cake mix (my favorite is the Duncan Hines Devil’s Food)

3/4 cup milk (can use water instead if making these dairy-free)

1/4 cup avocado or vegetable oil

2 large eggs, beaten


Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly spray 2 donut pans with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until well combined.

Fill each donut cup three-fourths full. Bake 11-14 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cool in pan about 5-10 minutes then remove and cool completely on wire rack.

Karen Nochimowski is the author of the cookbook 6-Minute Dinners (& More!), featuring more than 100 simple recipes. Karen started and runs Momma Chef’s Soup Kitchen and Momma Chef’s Little Free Pantries. Part of her cookbook proceeds go toward feeding those facing food insecurity.