Easy Donut Cake

A fun easy cake that doubles as breakfast, that you can’t beat! This Easy Donut Cake is a quick, easy and delicious treat for the whole family!

Having a special occasion? Want to switch it up for breakfast? Do you just love cake and want something super easy and delicious? Then this Easy Donut Cake is just what you’re needing.

donut bundt cake with a piece on a spatula

Why you’ll love this cake:

  • Resembles a donut!
  • 100% from scratch.
  • Full of simple vanilla flavor.
  • Perfect with a cup of coffee.

What does donut cake taste like?

This cake is based on our 5 flavor pound cake. Instead of 5 flavors, we added LorAnn Princess Cake and Cookie Emulsion. This has a bakery style sweet flavor. You can use plain vanilla extract if you’d like.

The texture is rich and buttery, and it pairs well with the sweet white glaze.

piece of donut pound cake with a bite out

How do you make a donut cake?

There are donut cakes that you’ll find that are basically piled up donuts with frosting in the middle. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

But for this recipe we wanted it to look like a donut. A giant donut.

So we bought a bundt cake pan that is meant to make donut-style cakes. Perfectly round and smooth. Grease it with our cake release so the cake comes out cleanly.

Make the Pound Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 340 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 10″ donut bundt pan with shortening, then dust with flour.
  • Cream together the softened butter and sugar using a hand mixer.
  • Beat in the eggs until well blended.
  • Add the baking powder, salt, and flavorings. Mix well.
  • Add the flour and milk alternately, mixing and scraping the bowl between each addition.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 45-55 minutes. The exact time will depend on the size and shape of your bundt pan so watch it closely. Don’t open the oven until you think it is done.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes in the pan.
  • Turn the cake onto a cake plate to cool completely.
overhead view of a glazed donut bundt cake

Make the glaze.

This glaze is super easy. Just put the ingredients into a bowl and use a whisk to mix it up until it is smooth. If it is too thick, add a touch more heavy cream to make it easy to drizzle. Don’t make it too thin though or it will all just run off.

Sprinkle with sprinkles right after icing the cake so that they stick.

overhead view of a glazed bundt cake

How do you store bundt cake?

This cake is safe to store at room temperature in an airtight container for 5 days. However, it also freezes well for up to 2 months.

slice of donut cake on a spatula
slice of donut cake on a spatula

Easy Donut Cake

4.67 from 18 votes
A fun easy cake that doubles as breakfast, that you can't beat! This Easy Donut Cake is a quick, easy and delicious treat for the whole family!
Servings 15

Ingredients
 

For the Cake:

For the Vanilla Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • ¼-⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon LorAnn Princess Cake and Cookie Extract
  • dash salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 340 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 10″ donut bundt pan with shortening, then dust with flour.
  • Cream together the softened butter and sugar using a hand mixer.
  • Beat in the eggs until well blended.
  • Add the baking powder, salt, and flavorings. Mix well.
  • Add the flour and milk alternately, mixing and scraping the bowl between each addition.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 45-55 minutes. The exact time will depend on the size and shape of your bundt pan so watch it closely. Don’t open the oven until you think it is done.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes in the pan.
  • Turn the cake onto a cake plate to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, use a whisk to mix the powdered sugar, cream, corn syrup, extract and salt until smooth.
  • Drizzle over the cooled cake and immediately sprinkle with colored sprinkles.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**
Inspired by JulieBlanner.com

Nutrition

Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 742IU | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 508
Keyword bundt cake, easy cake, vanilla cake

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About Julie Clark

We are Julie, Maddie, and Kinslee – a mother and daughter team sharing with you the best cakes to satisfy any need or sweet craving that you may have. Welcome to our family’s kitchen!

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4 stars only because it took a lot longer to bake for me in my 10″ Bundt pan. I lost count after 55 mins of removing it and checking it each time. At 45 mins I initially removed it, the top looked nice and cooked, toothpick came out clean enough, let it cool a bit but when I turned it over it started oozing out from the center. Quick panic and I put the pan back on and into the oven for another 10 mins, then 5, and more and more. Must’ve put it in and out like 5 times,… Read more »