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Mini Christmas Donuts

When it came to December, it is always the time to start counting down for Christmas. Scrolling the Pinterest looking at all the Christmas inspiration makes me more excited for it to comes. The cute little mini donuts are always floating around waiting for me to make it. Moreover, it only takes less than 20 minutes to bake them

Since this easy donut recipe starts with a cake mix, you can make them in any flavor you can find a cake mix in chocolate, strawberry, lemon, white, etc.!  We made a basic vanilla flavor using some staple ingredients in the home. The donuts made from it were absolutely delicious, especially when topped with a simple glaze.

This might be the cutest and sweetest day of the year! I’ve never made donuts before, but I’ve wanted to check this recipe off my bucket list for so long now! This is a super easy recipe but I’m not going to lie, halfway through I wasn’t sure if they were going to turn out as cute as they did!

It gets a bit messy with all the icing and some of them didn’t dip as nicely as I hoped… so off to the side they went. (Well, okay I did eat a few through the process!)

Don’t be discouraged if the decorating part isn’t so perfect. There’s something magical and organic looking like a not so perfect donut. All together they complete that perfectly styled homemade donut look! I just loved the way they turned out, and they are so delicious!

Not too sweet, not greasy at all and perfect with a cup of tea! The recipe and steps are below, hope you have a chance to try them out too. Happy donut making… or donut pinning!


Now, before I give you the recipe I will say this: cake mix donuts don’t taste exactly like donuts you’d buy at the store. Since they are baked instead of fried the consistency is a little different, although they are quite similar to “cake donuts”. The taste varies depending on the cake mix you choose.

Ok, ready to make cake mix donuts? All you do is whisk the ingredients together until well combined – a few lumps will remain. I like to dump the batter into a large resealable plastic bag, then snip off one corner and use that to “pipe” the batter into the mold, filling the bottom well.

You’ll need to experiment a little with how thick or thin you like your chocolate dips. Add in oil for thin dips and it dries fairly clear, allowing the color of the donut to show through, while thick dips stay opaque white. If you want pretty donuts, allow them to cool completely before glazing – the dips don’t look as nice if it melts on a hot donut. But hot donuts taste great, so if you want to dips and eat them immediately, go for it!

Ingredients |

  • 1 cup of butter 
  • 12cups of sugar
  • eggs
  • cups of flour
  • 1teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1teaspoon of salt
  • 1teaspoon of nutmeg
  • cup of milk
  • 1teaspoon of cinnamon

Method |

Blend 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter with 1 cup of sugar. Add the eggs and mix well. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Add to the butter and sugar mixture. Blend in the milk and mix together thoroughly.

Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until doughnuts is golden.

If you try it, don’t forget to share your picture on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with #byplaincanvas.  Thank you so much for reading, and till next time!

xoxo, Joe

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