Rainbow donuts may just be one of the best breakfast treats ever! Made with lots of fun colors, kids (and grownups) will love these baked mini donuts. The best part is that they’re cake mix donuts, meaning they’re super easy to make too!
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I’m all about the rainbow colored foods, whether it’s mini Unicorn cheesecakes or rainbow pancakes. Even my white chocolate bark is filled with color. I couldn’t just leave it white…that would be way too boring!
That’s why these rainbow colored doughnuts are so much fun. Not only is is a kid friendly breakfast but they make a fun Easter donut or even a unicorn donut. However you eat them, they’re super delish and you’ve got to try them. You’ll totally thank me!
Not only are these really fun to make but you can customize these donuts however you like. Use pastel colors or even use colors to fit a party theme. For example, if you’re having a Harry Potter party, you can make them yellow and red (throw some blue in the mix and you’ve got food for a Toy Story party too). The parents will love these as much as the kids do!
How to Make Rainbow Donuts
Since these are cake mix donuts, you’ve probably already figured out that that’s your first ingredient. I love cake mix recipes because they make everything so easy! Just follow the directions on the box to get started. Use a hand or stand mixer to mix the eggs, water, vegetable oil and cake mix.
Divide the batter into five bowls and add food coloring to each. If you don’t have green food coloring, just combine yellow and blue until you have a shade you like.
Spray your donut pan with cooking spray and spoon mixture into it, a little color at a time. Each one should be about 3/4 of the way full. Don’t do too much at once or you won’t get the pretty rainbow effect.
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, or until donuts feel firm and bounce back to the touch.
How To Make Donut Icing
Open the frosting and toss the aluminum film. Warm frosting in the microwave to thin it slightly, about 30 seconds.
Stir and divide icing into four bowls and add food color (we left out green when doing the icing). Dip donuts one at a time in the different colors.
Place donuts a wire rack with a baking sheet underneath to catch any extra icing.
Once all donuts are topped with icing, drizzle with the remaining icing, once color at a time, and let icing set for a bit.
Are these the most adorable donuts you’ve ever seen or what? Can we just make all foods rainbow colored from now on?
I’m a little obsessed with baked donuts from cake mix because I’m all about the easy recipes. Why make things harder if you don’t have to, right? These rainbow donuts turned out so cute that they’re almost to pretty to eat…I said almost!
You just want to take a giant bite, don’t you? They’re SO good!
Can you make donut holes with cake mix?
No, to make donut holes, you’ll have to make donuts the traditional way. If there’s a way to do it with cake mix, I haven’t found it yet.
Can I use traditional powdered sugar frosting to glaze donuts?
Yes! If you don’t want to use store bought frosting, powdered sugar glaze works just as well.
How do you store cake mix donuts?
You can store these donuts in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also store them in the refrigerator to extend shelf life but I’m pretty sure they won’t last that long!
- 1 box white cake mix (we used Pillsbury 15.25 oz)
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 container of white frosting
- Food coloring: pink, teal, purple, blue, yellow
- Preheat oven to 350 and spray mini donut pan with cooking spray.
- Combine cake mix, eggs, oild and water in a bowl and mix with stand or hand mixer.
- Divide batter into 5 bowls and add food coloring to each until you get the colors you like.
- Spoon the batter into the donut pan, a little at a time. Don't use too much of one color or you won't get that pretty rainbow effect. Fill each slot about 3/4 of the way full.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. You'll know the donuts are done when you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
- Remove aluminum lid from icing and microwave for approximately 30-45 seconds.
- Divide icing into four bowls, adding food coloring to each (we used purple, pink, yellow and teal).
- Dip the cooled donuts into icing, one at a time. Place on a wire cooling rack with a baking sheet underneath.
- Once all donuts have been iced, take the remaining icing and drizzle over the top.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 32 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Looking for More Rainbow Desserts
- Rainbow Pancakes | Colorful, bright, and a fun way to kickstart the day. These pancakes are super simple but colorful and eye-catching for your kids to gobble them right up.
- Easy Rainbow Snack Mix | I love snack mixes, they are a great snack to whip up for school events, playdates, weekday snacking after school, and more. Kids go crazy for the sweet and salty combination.
- Unicorn Cheesecakes | Talk about a dessert that is too cute for words. These bite-sized cheesecakes are almost too good to eat. They are insanely delicious and hard to eat just one of these colorful cheesecakes.