Cake Mix Donuts and NEW Simply Juice Drinks!

Cake Mix Donuts 1

Breakfasts at our house usually go one of two ways. It’s either a quick and easy breakfast, or it’s a slow will it ever be done so we can eat kinda breakfast. We find that on weekdays where school is impending, it’s the former. It becomes a treat when we get to sit down together for a nice breakfast. We’re working on this, I promise. I don’t ever want life to get so busy that we miss out on each other’s company. 

I’ve been known to make homemade donuts for breakfast. No complaints from the girls. Or the husband for that matter. These Baked Lemon Berry Donuts were amazing. I’ve also made a blueberry version of these that was so tasty.

The other day I wanted to make some homemade donuts for breakfast, but I didn’t have all of the ingredients. Of course, I consulted Pinterest and came across a recipe for CAKE MIX donuts. I thought to myself, does it really get any easier than that? Decision made. Donuts created. One of the easiest breakfasts ever. 

Donuts No Icing

I can feel better about these being made of cake because they aren’t fried like most donuts, right?

I can also feel better about them because they take about 5 minutes to make, right? Of course!

Simply Juice

You know something that goes great with donuts?


One of my favorite brands, Simply Beverages, has come out with a new premium line of juice drinks that are so incredibly tasty y’all. Our family has always been a fan of this brand. It is high quality!

This new line offers these flavors:

  • Tropical
  • Fruit Punch
  • Mixed Berry

All of which are ALL NATURAL (not from concentrate yay), made with simple ingredients, and contain no preservatives.

They all taste so pure and incredibly natural. I’m not just saying that either. You can always tell when a juice has a bunch of stuff added. This juice drink tastes like they just squeezed the living daylights out of the fruit and boom, juice!

Donut Pan 1

To make the donuts, you’re going to need a donut pan. You can grab this Wilton Nonstick 6-Cavity Donut Pan for only $9.99 at Amazon. I have a large and a small version of this pan. The mini donuts are plenty big. Though I sometimes still find myself eating more than one!

Making these is almost like making a cake but with fewer ingredients. It’s easy, quick, and makes plenty. They look pretty, too! My daughter told me that they look like I got them from a bakery. I was going to tell her that I did, but instead I just said thank you with a big ole smile on my face. ๐Ÿ˜‰


The ingredients for these are so simple. I want to eventually play with the consistency of the donuts. They are still a little light like cake, so I’m going to work on tweaking them to get a bit more thick. 

Cake Mix Donuts 1

So quick and easy!

I love to pair my donuts with Simply Juice Drinks. Nothing goes better with a sweet donut like a smart beverage choice. The hardest part was picking which was my favorite…


I had a bit of a hard time deciding if I liked the Tropical or Mixed Berry the best. I love pineapple so I really enjoyed this one. SO good. It goes well with whatever I choose for breakfast.


Like for instance, this here donut. Yeah, it’s made of CAKE!

Simply Juice Drink Mixed Berry I think has made its way to the top as my fave. I’m a little fruity sometimes.

You can find all of these Simply Juice Drinks in the refrigerated at your local grocery store. They come in the big 59 oz bottles (in all 3 flavors) or convenient 11.5 oz single serve bottles. Be sure to visit Simply Orange Juice on Facebook to keep up with the latest on all Simply Beverage products.

Simply Beverages has provided an outstanding GIVEAWAY for you guys! Be sure to enter the giveaway below the recipe.

Cake Mix Donuts
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  2. 1 Box Cake Mix (any flavor)
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  5. 1 c. water
  6. GLAZE
  7. 1 & 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  8. 1 tbsp melted butter
  9. 4 tablespoons milk
  1. DONUT
  2. Preheat oven to 350ยฐ.
  3. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Spoon or pipe batter into greased donut pan wells.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  6. Let cool and use a fork to remove and place onto cooling rack. Carefully!
  7. GLAZE
  8. Combine all ingredients and mix until spoon.
  9. Dip donuts into glaze and place on wax paper or cooling rack to dry.
  10. Add sprinkles or toppings you desire while wet!
  11. You can add less milk to make it thicker or more to thin it.
Adapted from It's Always Autumn
Pennywise Cook

Simply Great Taste Prize Pack

  • 5 Simply Juice Drink Coupons
  • 1 Glass Juice Carafe
  • 1 Set of Essential Highball Glassware
  • $50 American Express Gift Card


Simply Great Taste Prize Pack

This giveaway will end on January 2nd at 12:00am CT. I will contact the winner on January 3rd and they will have 24 hours to respond. If I have not heard from them, I will name a new winner.
I was provided with the Simply Beverages for review purposes and compensated for my time. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
This prize was provided by Simply Beverages, but Simply Beverages is not an administrator or connected in any other way with this contest [or sweepstakes, or giveaway as applicable].

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  1. I’m most excited about the tropical juice! Those donuts look fantastic!

  2. Heather Baker says

    I think Tropical sounds amazing!

  3. These look amazing! And I be they ARE great with juice for breakfast! Now I’m hungry!

  4. What a cool idea. I’m thinking I have just about everything I need to make these. Who doesn’t love donuts!

  5. these look so yummy!

  6. These look so tasty. I need to get a donut pan like that.

  7. I’ve heard about doing this before. I so need to try that recipe – going to pin it to make when I get time. Thanks!!

  8. I’m a sucker for donuts. These looks delicious! I will be breaking out my donut pan & make some with holiday sprinkles this weekend!

  9. Yum! I would love to be able to make my own donuts!

  10. chickie brewre says

    The Mixed berry sounds like it would be delicious!

  11. These sound delicious. I also love that you add juice too. I need one of those pans.

  12. I definitely need to make these for the kids over winter break. Thanks for sharing this!

  13. Mixed berry sounds yummy. I love the cake mix donut idea!

  14. Mixed Berry!

  15. I love the tropical flavors

  16. Stephanie Keeping says

    These sound amazing! I think my kids would love them.

  17. I’m totally going to try these during school break! We have friends visiting almost all week so they’d be perfect to whip up for them for breakfast one morning. I’ll have to grab a donut pan before then but I think I’ll wait until the day after Christmas. Thanks for sharing! Oh and we love juice with our breakfast all the time.

  18. The fruit punch sounds good.

  19. Mixed Bery sounds delicious!

  20. I want to try the mixed berry juice

  21. I am most excited to try the mixed berry. It sounds delicious!

  22. Yum..both Tropical and Mixed Berry.
    I want to freeze and make sorbet.

  23. maleficent m says

    mixed berry for sure

  24. These look simple and amazing! I love Simply juices, too!

  25. Blessie Nelson says

    I would love to try the Fruit Punch!

  26. This would make for a delicious breakfast! I should try making my own donuts!

  27. I am excited to try the Mixed Berry flavor.

  28. I want to try the new Simply Tropical. While the other flavors look great, this one sings out to me!

  29. I’ll like to try fruit Punch.

  30. Jennifer Marie says

    I would like to try the Mixed Berry.

  31. Mixed berry sounds good,i need one of those donut pans.

  32. Barbara Montag says

    I’m excited about the mixed berry flavor.
    thank you

  33. Huzzah !!! This recipe is great ! I will definitely have to try it in the future

  34. I have been a fan of the Simply Lemonade line for the longest time, but I don’t believe I ever tried their juices before. That Fruit Punch sounds delicious! Also, it has been awhile since I’ve had a donut. Those look quite scrumptious!

  35. I’d like to try the fruit punch.

  36. Mmmmm, these sure look tasty. Hope my hubby makes some for us. Thank you for sharing!

  37. I would love to try the fruit punch

  38. I would like to try fruit punch!

  39. I would love to try mixed berry! Those donuts look amazing too! Probably a little bit better than their fried friends!

  40. I have never made donuts before because I have worried I would fail big time.. but you make it look so simple!

  41. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I want to try the fruit punch!

  42. I’d love to try the mixed berry.

  43. The fruit punch would be great for my family

  44. Thomas Murphy says

    I want to try the Fruit Punch

  45. im excited about mixed berry. Thanks for the chance!!! xoxoxo

  46. Oh I would love to try the Tropical! They all look so good!

  47. i would love to try their raspberry lemonade!!

  48. Nice looking recipe.

  49. I would like the Tropical

  50. Nancy Loring says

    The Mixed Berry is what I am excited to try. Put that in a tall glass with some ice and I am sure I would be able to quench my thirst.

  51. Katherine H says

    I would love to try the Tropical, sounds delicious!

  52. amy pugmire says

    I would love to try the tropical.

  53. Allison Downes says

    I want to try the mixed berry flavor!

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  54. Betsy Barnes says

    I am most excited to try the Simply Juice Fruit Punch ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. shelly peterson says

    I most excited to try the fruit punch.

  56. James Robert says

    The mixed berry my kids would really like

  57. i wanna try mixed berry

  58. Ellie Wright says

    I would like to try the Fruit Punch

  59. Fruit Punch!

  60. Tabathia B says

    I am excited about the fruit punch

  61. did you tweak the recipe to be less like a cake and more on the thicker side? if so how did you do it?

  62. bookmarked!!, I really like your online site!

  63. Hello!
    I am most excited to try the Simply Juice Fruit Punch ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Hello
    I have been a fan of the Simply Lemonade line for the longest time, but I donโ€™t believe I ever tried their juices before. That Fruit Punch sounds delicious! Also, it has been awhile since Iโ€™ve had a donut. Those look quite scrumptious!

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