This year for my daughter’s birthday, I decided to do things a bit differently. Typically, we always have an afternoon party; however, I thought why not have a breakfast party instead? She is happiest in the morning and we are already up by 6am because of the kids, so that was the best option for us.
Now, I sit and wonder who made the rule that parties are for the afternoons? We decided to nix tradition and we’re so glad we did. Now, for a breakfast party, I opted out of a traditional cake. We were doing a “Frozen”-themed party, so I decided on pancakes and donuts. Of course, I wanted the donuts to still be similar to cake.
I decided to use a gluten free Funfetti cake mix to make these donuts. I tried them out on family and friends prior to her birthday and they were such a hit, I knew they would be perfect for her party too!
I made 12 donuts using a donut pan with the batter, and then I made 24 donut holes using a mini-muffin pan. This is a good recipe to have the kids help with too. These were disappearing before my eyes. Each time I walked into the kitchen there was more missing from the pan!
I went with a basic vanilla powdered sugar icing then I coated them with colored sugar sprinkles.
It’s a safe bet that all will love these, plus your not gluten-free guests will likely never even taste the difference!
I have been able to find the cake mix at my local grocery store; however, you can adapt these to use any gluten-free cake mix that you have on hand. We also like to do chocolate and vanilla donuts too.
What’s your favorite flavor of baked donuts? Share them with us!
For the Donuts:
Cuisinart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls
Le Creuset Revolution Spatula