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Baking doesn’t have to be saved for Christmas treats and cold winter days. My family loves making Halloween treats in the fall almost more than we love Christmas treats. I almost always throw a Halloween party, and I love making fun and easy Halloween themed food that our friends can enjoy when we get together.
One of my party staples are donuts and hot chocolate.
I was gifted a donut maker one year and it may seem like a useless novelty gift, but they are really fast and easy to use. It has been a favorite kitchen appliance of mine ever since. Making cake donuts takes only minutes and they look so nice on your party table!
My little girl has to share a lot of attention with her baby brother so I decided to #mixupamoment with her and have some mommy and me baking time.
She loved getting in on the fun and she was very excited to help mommy cook in the kitchen. She did make quite a mess but she loved it! I helped by cracking the egg and measuring but I let her pour everything in and stir it up. She was very proud of herself and it was pretty dang cute. Her favorite part was adding sprinkles to the donuts.
I think I will be letting her help me with more cooking from now on!
Having the one on one time was such a good bonding experience and she was in a very good mood after doing a fun activity and getting the attention she craves. Halloween donut making might have to be a new tradition in our family.
Pillsbury™ Funfetti® is my favorite cake and I was excited to find Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Halloween Cake Mix at Walmart’s Bake Center as well as the orange Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Halloween Vanilla Flavored Frosting.
While I was there I picked up Caramel Apple Flavored Frosting as well to decorate my donuts. Not only can you find Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Halloween products at the Bake Center, but you can also find other Pillsbury™ cake mixes and frosting at the Bake Aisle.
It was the perfect chance to stock up on some holiday favorites.
This is seriously one of the easiest and fastest treats to make! Other than the cake mix and frosting you will need: a piping bag, a donut maker or donut baking pan, one egg, water, and oil. One box of cake mix will yield about 1 dozen donuts.
- 1/4 C vegetable oil
- 1 C water
- 1 egg
- 1 box Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Halloween Cake Mix
- 1 Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Halloween Vanilla Flavored Frosting
Heat up your donut maker and spray with cooking spray. Mix water, egg, cake mix, and oil together with a whisk until smooth.
Fill a large piping bag with your cake mix and snip off a half inch opening at the end. Pipe mix into the donut maker and cook for about 3 minutes. Using a spoon, gently remove donuts and cool on a cooling rack.
Spoon frosting into a bowl and melt for 20-30 seconds to make it a glaze consistency. Dip your donuts into the glaze and immediately top with sprinkles. Let cool.
*Oven Instructions: Bake at 350 Degrees for about 10-13 minutes. When done they will be very lightly browned.
I hope you enjoy them! I love that you can use different cake mixes and decorations to fit any occasion. These will be sure to impress your guests at any get together!
Want some more Halloween baking ideas? Head on over to the Pillsbury™ #mixupamoment pinterest page.
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