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.)

4.15 from 7 votes
Gluten Free Birthday Cake Doughnuts Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This makes gluten-free baking so much easier by using a boxed cake mix.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 Servings
Calories: 75 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sprinkles
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray doughnut pans with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled doughnuts and top with sprinkles.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Birthday Cake Doughnuts Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 9g
Vitamin A 0.7%
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Birthday Cake Doughnuts Easy Fun Magazine Optionally Dairy Free

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