Gluten Free Birthday Cake Doughnuts Recipe
There is no shame in taking a little shortcut now and then when it comes to gluten-free baking. With a few tricks, you can make something completely different, as we have with our Birthday Cake Doughnuts (from a boxed cake mix.)
This makes gluten-free baking so much easier by using a boxed cake mix.
- Gluten-free nonstick cooking spray
- 1 package gluten-free cake mix (flavor of choice)
- 1 cup water
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1½ cups powdered sugar measured then sifted
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or dairy-free butter substitute melted
- Food coloring of choice
- 2-4 tablespoons milk or dairy-free milk
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray doughnut pans with cooking spray.
Combine the cake mix, water, egg, oil, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and whisk well. Pour the batter into a large food storage bag and snip about ¼ inch off one corner. Squeeze the batter into the prepared pans, filling about halfway full. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Let cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack placed over waxed paper to finish cooling.
Place the powdered sugar in a mixing bowl, add the melted butter, and a drop or two of food coloring, if desired. Stir in enough milk to bring to the desired consistency.
Drizzle the glaze over the cooled doughnuts and top with sprinkles.
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