Fool Proof Doughnuts with Cake Batter Glaze

Okay, these are seriously the EASIEST doughnuts in the world to make!  I mean, really, the dough comes from CANNED BISCUITS!  They make for a fast and tasty after-school snack, or maybe a quick sweet craving for yourself!  My family LOVED these and couldn’t tell that they really came from a can!You can dress up these doughnuts however you would like.  I have seen people dip both sides in butter and then dip them in cinnamon/sugar.  My favorite doughnut however, are the cake doughnuts.  If you are an avid follower of my blog, you know what a true cake batter lover I am…. so of course, I whipped up a cake batter glaze and topped mine with sprinkles.  They were heavenly!

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canned biscuits
oil for frying


Cut holes out of the center of the biscuits, reserving them for later to make doughnut holes.

Heat up some oil in a large pot on the stove about half an inch deep. You want to heat it over medium to medium high heat.  Having them at this higher heat will help them absorb less oil because they will cook faster. You can test to see if the oil is ready by placing a doughnut hole in the oil.  You will know its ready when it immediately starts to boil and sizzle.

Place some of your doughnuts in the oil and begin to cook.

Once the bottom side starts to brown, flip it over and cook the other side.

Once cooked, remove from heat and set on a paper towel on a plate to help absorb some of the access oil.

Repeat for remaining doughnuts and doughnut holes.

(Doughnut recipe idea came from Southern Plate)




powdered sugar
1/2 cup yellow cake mix
1 tsp. vanilla


Play around with the powered sugar and milk until you reach your desired consistency.  You can add more cake mix to get more cake flavor as well.Top with sprinkles!



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  1. Julie

    Yum!I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:

  2. Ashley

    These look amazing!! Just pinned and shared on Facebook! =)

  3. Anonymous

    I have never heard or ever even thought about using a cake mix or any kind of batter, for that matter, and making a frosting or glaze. Hmmm...I'll have to give it a try. Last time I used canned biscuits, they tasted like it. What brand /kind did you use? It probably makes a difference. Nisey

  4. Slice of Southern

    I used to make these doughnuts years ago...thanks for the reminder. I need to get out some biscuits and make some now!

  5. Lindsay

    OH my! This looks so great! I have got to give it a try with my family!

  6. Your biggest fan, Debbie!

    You never cease to amaze me! These look incredible and I can't get over how easy! My kids will love these when they come home from school on Tues. You are definately one of the more creative blogs out there!

  7. blkenigma888

    Hi There!I'd love it if you came by and linked this up to my blog hop, Themed Baker's Sunday! The theme this week is cakes.Hope to see you there!Cupcake Apothecary

  8. Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama

    My favorite recipes are the 'fool-proof' kind! Can't wait to try this out.I featured this on my blog today, feel free to stop by & check it out :)

  9. Ashleigh and Tiffani

    I saw Paula Deen do something like this and I think it is a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to following you and having you on our blog roll! Cheers, Ashleigh & Tiffani, The Drinking Girls

  10. kitchen flavours

    I can never find canned biscuits dough over here, seen many delicious recipes using this! Your doughnuts looks wonderful, my kids would really love this!

  11. Nicola

    So easy, yet so beautiful! Great creative use of ordinary canned biscuits.

  12. Anne

    Oh my goodness, between these and all of the other cake batter treats you have, I am HOOKED. I need to start baking, stat.

  13. Vicky

    These look so amazing! Who knew you could punch a hole in a biscuit and make a donut. I just pinned this. I am a new follower visiting from Whipperberry. Vicky from Mess For Less

  14. Anonymous

    These look great !! My mom used 2 make these when i was little, then i made them for my kids. Now tht i have grandchildren i need 2 try them again. Thx so much 4 this cake batter glaze.

  15. Leslie

    Yummy and so cute!

  16. Lindsi B

    I'd love to have you share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party!

  17. Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops}

    These are seriously the BEST doughnuts EVER! My mom made these for use when we were little and I'm making them for my kiddos now. I have to try them with this tasty icing on top!

  18. me

    Your husband is the luckiest guy on earth! You are super hot and you cook!! So completely jealous of him right now! Lol. Great recipe.