Whip up a batch of these Valentine’s Day donuts for breakfast this week. These 2 ingredient baked Valentine donuts will be a huge hit! Kids and adults will love these frosted red velvet donuts.
Now what is so awesome is the base of the donuts is cake mix. 2 ingredients you might already have on hand is all it takes. Add a glaze, dust in powdered sugar, or eat them bare!
These 2 Ingredient Donuts Are…
- Made from boxed cake mix
- No mixer needed
- Easy cleanup
- Quick prep and bake time
- Moist and Fluffy
Ingredients and Variations
Cake Mix – Reach for a boxed cake mix for these donuts. I used red velvet but you are welcome to use any other flavor of cake. Chocolate cake mix would be great.
Applesauce – Reach for a classic applesauce for this recipe. I have found that you can even use flavored like cinnamon applesauce and it won’t make much of a difference in flavor.
How to Make Red Velvet 2 Ingredient Donuts
Full directions for this cake mix donuts recipe is in the printable recipe card. This is a visual walk through for you.
Start by mixing up the batter for your donuts. Preheat the oven as directed and then grease your donut pan while you are mixing up the batter.
I like to pour the batter in a piping bag or even a gallon Ziploc bag. Then cut the tip off and then use it to pipe into the baking donut pan.
This will help make sure that you get uniformed size donuts.
Do I Have To Frost Donuts?
No you do not have to frost your donuts. If you do you can use my simple powdered sugar frosting. Or add a dusting of powdered sugar, roll in cinnamon and sugar, etc.
I have also made these and eaten them plain as well.
How to Store Donuts
Donuts are best when eaten fresh, as they will dry out quick. You can store your donuts in an airtight container for 1-2 days. Or freeze them for 2-3 months. Just freeze in a single layer, or place parchment paper in between each stack of donuts.
Does This Recipe Double Well
Go right ahead and double the recipe if you want. Just batch cook your donuts and then once cooled a bit remove from the pan and frost and devour!
More Valentine’s Day Recipes
- 2 cups applesauce
- 1 box red velvet cake mix
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- Pink gel food coloring, if desired
- Donuts - Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray one (or two) 6 cavity donut pans with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the apple sauce and the cake mix with a whisk until well combined. (Do not include any other ingredients listed on the cake mix box.)
- Pour the batter into a gallon-sized resealable bag, seal shut, and cut a small corner off the bag.
- Use this like a pastry bag to fill each donut ring almost completely full with batter. It will make about 12 donuts, depending on the size of your donut pan. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until donuts are cooked through.
- Let donuts cool in pan for at least 5 minutes before gently removing with a fork.
- Glaze - Combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and 2 tbsp milk with a whisk, adding more milk depending on how thick you would like your glaze.
- Dip one donut at a time into the glaze and place on wax paper to set. Sprinkle immediately with sprinkles, if desired, before the g
***Easy Glaze Hack: If you don't want to make homemade glaze, you can simply heat canned frosting!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 1g