So now that it’s officially summer I cannot wait for the 4th of July to be here and to see the fireworks! Unfortunately, that means the end of our 4th of July series is coming to an end as well! Lucky for you, I have an amazing treat to make for 4th of July breakfast! Doughnuts are always cute and fun to have for a breakfast item. But, have you ever thought about making them yourself? They are so easy and the flavor possibilities are endless! One way to make doughnuts the easy way is to bake them!
Baked Strawberry Cake Doughnuts
One benefit to baking cake doughnuts instead of frying them is definitely a reduction in calories. Frying them is the traditional way but you will find baking them makes them just as light and fluffy when you use a cake mix as the dough! WHAT?! Yes, that’s right we are using a boxed cake mix to make these strawberry doughnuts, topped with a thin vanilla glazed and festive sprinkles your whole family will rave over them!
Are these doughnuts looking familiar?? You guessed it… they are the 3rd recipe I made using this amazing batter. The batter for the doughnuts was adapted from Tastes of Lizzy T strawberry cupcakes. I also used the same batter for my Patriotic Strawberry Cupcakes with Funfetti Frosting and Mini Baked Doughnuts with Funfetti Dip! (Yes, I was super busy that day!)
On to the recipe, it’s super easy, trust me!
- 1 box white cake mix
- 3 oz strawberry jello
- 4 egg whites
- ⅓ Cup vegetable oil
- ½ Cup water
- ½ Cup strawberry puree, about 6 strawberries, tops removed and pureed in blender
- 20 drops red food coloring
- 2 Cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tbls milk or water
- sprinkles (optional)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix together cake mix, jello, oil, ½ cup water and egg whites with hand mixer on medium speed for about 3 minutes. Scrap the sides of the bowl, add in the strawberry puree and food coloring. Mix until combined.
- Spoon batter into greased doughnut forms ¾ of the way up and bake for 17-19 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let sit in tin for 5 minutes on a wired rack to cool. Take doughnuts out and cool completely on rack.
- When doughnuts are cooling, make the glaze. Combine the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk or water and whisk to combine. Dip doughnuts one by one into glaze and place on wired rack. Top with optional sprinkles at this point if desired.
- Serve and enjoy!
Step by Step Directions
So, what do you think? Couldn’t you just take a BITE out of one of these?!
HAHA, see what I did there? ANYways, lol… I hope you all enjoyed this recipe! I think these would be perfect for a fun Patriotic breakfast on the 4th of July or just any ole time really! I love that they are so versatile, you can mix up the colors, flavors, sprinkles, glazes, so fun!
Do you think these will be on your 4th of July menu??
Don’t forget to stop by Parrish’s blog to check out her last series recipe for 4th of July Chocolate Covered Fruit!
Past 4th of July series recipes: