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Cake Mix Pumpkin Donuts

These cake mix donuts are easy to make and so good!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Cake Mix Pumpkin Donuts
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 15.25 ounce package Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 15 ounce can 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Caramel Frosting Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 to 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Pour the pumpkin mix into a large mixing bowl and add the spices.  Stir with a spoon to mix well.  Add yellow cake mix and stir until all ingredients are wet.  Spray a donut pan with cooking spray.  My pan makes 12 medium sized donuts.
  • Spoon the mixture into the donut pan or could use a piping bag.  I just used a spoon.  I filled each cup almost full.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in donut pan for 10 minutes before removing.  This made 18 donuts for me.  Add frosting.

Caramel Frosting Instructions:

  • Combine brown sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan on top of the stove until melted and starts to boil.  Remove and add vanilla extract and powdered sugar.  Stir well.  Drizzle or pour over cooled donuts.


If frosting gets too thick just add more milk.  If too thin add more powdered sugar.