I loved this assignment. We were asked by Bounty to come up with a quick and easy way to surprise Mom on Mother's Day, and to pick something where mess was not an issue, because we had Bounty.
So I tasked my husband and daughter with coming up with a recipe that was delicious, simple, and that a mom would love.
And you know what they chose? Quick and easy Funfetti cake mix donuts with extra sprinkles (the extra sprinkles was my daughter's idea). What mom, or kid, for that matter, wouldn't love more sprinkles in their lives?
Because the goal was to make this super simple so any non baker (or dad or grandfather or aunt or significant other) could pull this off, we chose to use boxed Funfetti cake mix as our base and some buttermilk to make the donuts extra moist and tender.
The recipe was a snap, but definitely a little messy, as you'll see below.
Quick and Easy Funfetti Cake Mix Donuts RecipeIngredients: for the donuts
- 1 box Funfetti Cake Mix
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup of rainbow sprinkles
Add the eggs, oil, and buttermilk to a large bowl and whisk until completely combined. Whisk in the cake mix.
Place donut batter into a large Ziploc bag. Cut one end and pipe the donuts in the donut pan.
Bake for 8 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
For the glaze, add the powdered sugar to a mixing bowl. Pour in the milk, add the vanilla, then whisk until smooth.
Now here comes the ooey, gooey messy part. Dip the donuts into the glaze. Place on a cooling rack. Let the glaze dry, then double dip. Trust me, it makes the glaze thicker and whiter.
Add sprinkles to the tops of each donut.
(Okay, this was the highlight for me. I watched the glee on my daughter's face as she did htis, and it made me think about how being her mother is one of the best blessings of my life.)
Tip: Keep extra sheets of Bounty within arm's reach because there will be sticky fingers.
Bounty is so absorbent, your rolls last longer because you won’t need to use as much to tackle the messiness that come with baking with a kid like mine!
Lainey got to eat the first one and said it was absolutely delicious!
I tried one, too, even though it's not yet Mother's Day, but it is my job.
The donuts turned out moist, tender, and had that yummy birthday cake flavor, and the glaze was the perfect delivery vehicle for the sprinkles.
If you'd like to surprise Mom on Mother's Day with these donuts, we offer a variety of free Mother's Day cards and printables to go along with them. Just download the files, print them out, cut them out, and delight Mom!
Just make sure the kitchen is cleaned up first! :)
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This post was sponsored by Bounty but all opinions and ideas are mine. And yes, we use Bounty in our house everyday! #QuickerPickerUpper