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Mini Baked Doughnuts with Funfetti Dip

Hi everyone! Are you in the Patriotic spirit yet?! I certainly am, I am loving all these amazing fun dishes I keep seeing to serve through the summer and especially on the 4th of July! We are huge fans of doughnuts around here and when I finally got tins to make baked doughnuts at home I just had to try it out. These mini baked doughnuts are made with cake mix so they are super easy and fun. The funetti dip though, I have to say is my favorite part of this dish! It is a light as air buttercream frosting that is a little thinner than a cake or cupcake frosting, which makes it perfect for dipping. Mixing in cute festive sprinkles brings it together as a dessert the whole family will love!

Mini Baked Doughnuts with Funfetti Dip

Mini Baked Doughnuts with Funfetti Dip, mini strawberry baked doughnuts with light as air vanilla buttercream funfetti dip.

The base for the doughnuts is the same cake mix I used for my Patriotic strawberry cupcakes, I adapted the recipe from Tastes of Lizzy T (don’t you just love her blog?? swoon.).  I love that the cake mix has jell-o in it which gives it a slight tartness, a perfect combo with the sweet funfetti dip!

Mini Baked Doughnuts with Funfetti Dip, mini strawberry baked doughnuts with light as air vanilla buttercream funfetti dip.

Mini Baked Doughnuts with Funfetti Dip
 
 
Ingredients
Mini Baked Doughnuts:
  • 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
  • powdered sugar for garnish
Funfetti Dip:
  • 3 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or paste
  • 4 Tbls milk (or water)
  • 1½ tsp red sprinkles (or any color you wish)
  • 1½ tsp blue sprinkles (or any color you wish
  • additional sprinkles for garnish
Instructions
Mini baked doughnuts:
  1. 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.
  2. Spoon small amount of batter into mini doughnut tin about ⅔ of the way up. Wipe off excess on sides of mold. Bake for 7-8 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  3. Let cool in tin on wired rack for 5 minutes, take out doughnuts and place on wires rack to cool completely. Store in air tight container until ready to serve, before serving sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Funfetti dip:
  1. Cream together the butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl with hand mixer. Add in the vanilla and milk, whip until light and fluffy about 3 minutes. Add in the sprinkles and mix again just until combined.
  2. Serve with mini baked doughnuts or dippers of your choice (pretzels, apple slices, graham crackers, etc.) Sprinkle on additional sprinkles for garnish if desired.
  3. Enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix together cake mix, jello, oil, 1/2 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.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix together cake mix, jello, oil, 1/2 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.

Mix until combined.

Spoon small amount of batter into mini doughnut tin about 2/3 of the way up. Wipe off excess on sides of mold. Bake for 7-8 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Spoon small amount of batter into mini doughnut tin about 2/3 of the way up. Wipe off excess on sides of mold. Bake for 7-8 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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Let cool in tin on wired rack for 5 minutes, take out doughnuts and place on wires rack to cool completely. Store in air tight container until ready to serve, before serving sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Cream together the butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl with hand mixer. Add in the vanilla and milk, whip until light and fluffy about 3 minutes.

Cream together the butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl with hand mixer. Add in the vanilla and milk, whip until light and fluffy about 3 minutes.

Add in the sprinkles and mix again just until combined.

Add in the sprinkles and mix again just until combined.

Mini Baked Doughnuts with Funfetti Dip, mini strawberry baked doughnuts with light as air vanilla buttercream funfetti dip.

Serve with mini baked doughnuts or dippers of your choice (pretzels, apple slices, graham crackers, etc.) Sprinkle on additional sprinkles for garnish if desired.

Mini Baked Doughnuts with Funfetti Dip, mini strawberry baked doughnuts with light as air vanilla buttercream funfetti dip.

Enjoy!

Eek, I just love how cute and festive these turned out. And might I add delicious??

Mini Baked Doughnuts with Funfetti Dip, mini strawberry baked doughnuts with light as air vanilla buttercream funfetti dip.

Mini Baked Doughnuts with Funfetti Dip, mini strawberry baked doughnuts with light as air vanilla buttercream funfetti dip.

I have to warn you, they are addicting and before you know it you’ve eaten two doughnuts worth, lol! So, what do you think? are these worthy of your next cookout or 4th of July menu??

Don’t forget to check out Parrish’s 4th of July themed recipe for 4th of July Bark!4th_of_July_Bark_

Past 4th of July series themed recipes:

Candied Almond Triple Berry Yogurt Parfait | Fireworks Cupcakes

For more yummy inspiration make sure to follow my food board on Pinterest!


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12 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    June 10, 2014

    How fun are these?! My kids would freak out. I would love if you had a second to come by The Makers link party and share them with us.

  2. avatar
    June 10, 2014

    Yummy!! These look so good. Donuts are the treat I have the most trouble resisting…now I have to find an excuse to make these. LOL

  3. avatar
    Bobbi says:
    June 10, 2014

    These are soo cute…mini. love the dip too :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. avatar
    Patti says:
    June 11, 2014

    So much fun…pinned and stumbled!

  5. avatar
    Emily says:
    June 13, 2014

    Very festive! Beautiful pics- I am going to have to try these!

  6. avatar
    June 15, 2014

    These look Wonderful!! I’m so glad I saw this, I’m totally making them for my 4th of July Grill out this year! Thank you for Posting!

  7. avatar
    Bobbi says:
    June 15, 2014

    Looks so cute and yummy!! Love it!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    le chateau des fleurs Isabelle Thornton says:
    June 16, 2014

    So many great recipes! I love this!
    I would love if you come link up tomorrow at the Monday party!
    Xo
    Isabelle
    http://www.lechateaudesfleurs.com

  9. avatar
    June 20, 2014

    These little dipping donuts would be fun! Who thought of adding jello to the cake mix?!? totally interesting idea! And you know the grandbabies would LOVE to dip so this works for them too :) Thanks for sharing another awesome recipe!! Millie

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