As you can tell, I have a thing for cakes. They are so much fun, so pretty, and I cant stop making them. Plus, they are little man’s favorite treat, and as he continues to work through his speech therapy, I can’t help but reward him for trying so hard to talk. And what doesn’t get someone motivated, if not CAKE?
I’ve been switching it up a lot and testing out a lot of techniques- especially since we’ve gone gluten free- and wanted to share this fun and adorable birthday cake idea with you! I’m including a regular and gluten free recipe, too!
Instead of serving a boring old cake, why not serve individual Birthday Cake Doughnuts? They are delicious, easy to make and eat, and are so darn cute. You could even use this method with boxed cake mix, but I LOVE the recipe (and the gluten free recipe) I am using below. It is sweet, but not too overpowering, and has a perfect light crumb for a doughnut.
So grab your Wilton doughnut pan, and lets get cooking!
I like to serve them loaded up with sprinkles, because sprinkles make everything better! If they aren’t your thing, you could drizzle the doughnuts with chocolate icing stripes, use jimmies, nuts, candy or fondant flowers. Or maybe a decorate-your-own buffet!
These are so easy and versatile, they are sure to be crowd pleasers.
And for an incredibly easy way to frost these (with a divine, not-too-sweet icing), check out this homemade pourable icing, as pictured on these doughnuts. Or you can use store bought icing to pour over the doughnuts using this technique.
What celebration would you make these for? Getting the laundry done is enough of an excuse for me. Speaking of… I guess that means I need to start the next load!