Donut Hole Cake

by Joanne on July 22, 2015

The room smells like donuts.  Just look on the counter and you’ll see why.  It’s a huge cake dotted with donut holes.  A moist devil’s food cake envelopes 12 plain donut holes.  Over the top, decorating the rich chocolate frosting are 12 more donuts, cut in half to make an interesting pattern.

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Unique inside and out.

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Here’s what you need:

  • 2 boxes of Devil’s Food Cake mix
  • 15 plain donut holes
  • 3 cinnamon donut holes
  • 3 powdered sugar donut holes
  • 3 chocolate donut holes
  • 16 oz chocolate frosting
  • 16 oz cream cheese frosting

Prepare the cakes according to the box directions using a total of 6 eggs, 2 cups of milk or water, and 2/3 cup canola oil.  *I also added 1 tsp almond extract and 1 tsp vanilla extract.   Beat all until mixed.

Prepare a 10” springform pan with the bottom lined with parchment and the sides sprayed with non stick baking spray.  Preheat oven to 350 F.

Pour 1/3 of the batter into the pan.  Place 7 plain donut holes into the batter.  Pour half of the remaining batter over the top of the 7 donut holes then put another 5 plain donut holes into the batter.  Finally, pour the remaining batter over the top to completely cover and make smooth.

Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until a knife inserting into the middle comes out clean.  Allow to cool for 1 hour before inverting, removing the pan and allowing to cool completely.

Cut the remaining donut holes in half.

Spread the cream cheese frosting around the sides of the cake and frost the top with the chocolate frosting. Now press the halved donut holes, cut side down into the frosting in desired pattern on top and sides of cake.

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ENJOY!

I want to make one of those rainbow cakes with the multi colored cup cakes inside.  Has anyone done that? If so, do you have a good recipe you can share?

 

Donut Hole Cake
 
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The room will smell like a donut shop. The anticipation of eating this delicious looking cake will get the better of even the most resistant cake eater. A rich devil's food cake dotted inside and out with fresh, moist donut holes. Easy to make and fun to eat.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 boxes of Devil’s Food Cake mix
  • 15 plain donut holes
  • 3 cinnamon donut holes
  • 3 powdered sugar donut holes
  • 3 chocolate donut holes
  • 16 oz chocolate frosting
  • 16 oz cream cheese frosting
Instructions
  1. Prepare the cakes according to the box directions using a total of 6 eggs, 2 cups of milk or water, and ⅔ cup canola oil. *I also added 1 tsp almond extract and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Beat all until mixed.
  2. Prepare a 10” springform pan with the bottom lined with parchment and the sides sprayed with non stick baking spray. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. Pour ⅓ of the batter into the pan. Place 7 plain donut holes into the batter. Pour half of the remaining batter over the top of the 7 donut holes then put another 5 plain donut holes into the batter. Finally, pour the remaining batter over the top to completely cover and make smooth.
  4. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until a knife inserting into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool for 1 hour before inverting, removing the pan and allowing to cool completely.
  5. Cut the remaining donut holes in half.
  6. Spread the cream cheese frosting around the sides of the cake and frost the top with the chocolate frosting. Now press the halved donut holes, cut side down into the frosting in desired pattern on top and sides of cake.

Joanne

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