Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, flour, water, and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 5 minutes, or until batter is free of lumps. Heat oil in a large, deep skillet until it reaches 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Using a small scoop equal to about 2 Tbs., carefully drop batter into hot oil in batches so as not to overcrowd. Cook donuts in hot oil for 5 minutes, or until golden brown, flipping once with a fork mid-way through for even cooking. Carefully remove donuts from oil with slotted spoon or tongs, and drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.
  • Makes 56 servings

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    " It was not good "
    Superbcupcakes ate it and said...
    3/10/16
    I -literally- just made these about 10 minutes ago.

    I decided to abandon this project and ended up throwing the rest of the batter away.

    Why? While they did fry up nicely and looked presentable, these donuts taste very very eggy! Despite mixing well and following the instructions to the T, it is not that delicious. I suppose if you had pastry cream, cookie butter, or nutella to fill them then these donuts could possibly have potential. I do not recommend this recipe to anyone at all.

    It's unfortunate to see that pretty much everyone that rated this haven't made this recipe and still gave it 5 stars. Very misleading.
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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    this sounds so SIMPLE! love it
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    " It was excellent "
    grumpybaker ate it and said...
    My donut loving husband will love this!
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    " It was excellent "
    leebear ate it and said...
    homemade doughnuts - yummy!
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  • christina90604 7 years ago
    Im 8 months pregnant and had the sudden crave to make some donuts this sounds great Im gonna make them this week Thanks!!
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  • lara38 7 years ago
    Can't wait to make this for my family. I know it will be a hit.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    And a high 5 to you Shirley this is good
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    " It was good "
    sheshe ate it and said...
    oooh!! dats wonderful!
    me and my mom hav a recepie for donuts too, but yours is MUCH better because its all Natural
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    " It was excellent "
    pudgy47 ate it and said...
    Shirley, I love your recipes. I'm not a baker but yours i have a chance to excel. (BIG 5).
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    " It was excellent "
    desertgal ate it and said...
    These sound great but there goes my diet. Got my 5
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  • romagourmet 8 years ago
    gnam gnam, I like it! thanks for sharing shirleyoma :)
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    " It was excellent "
    danadooley ate it and said...
    Somebody say "cake mix"? LMAO I love donuts and you all know just HOW much I love cake mix :P 5 baby FIVE!!! Bookmarked and I am making this soon as Mr Easter Bunny goes to bed lol
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    WOW ,,,,,,you a genius,Shirley ,,,,,from cake mix to donuts !!!!!.........you go girlfriend :}
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    WOW ,,,,,,you a genius,Shirley ,,,,,from cake mix to donuts !!!!!.........you go girlfriend :}
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  • samboli 8 years ago
    yumm donuts!!
    thnks!
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  • catbot79 8 years ago
    Mmmm, beignets... now I just need to figure out how to fit this into my diet, hee hee...
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  • bluewaterandsand 8 years ago
    Mercy! This sounds delicious!
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  • parrish75 8 years ago
    Thanks, going to try soon.
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    " It was excellent "
    grandmommy ate it and said...
    Oh Shirley! I'm trying so hard to cut the fat and you offer me fried cake!!! Well I accept! (I'm thinking these would be great filled with custard)
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  • breadpudding4444 8 years ago
    I love any recipe that's quick and easy... I am going to try this very soon, great recipe quick and easy!!!!
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