So this is what my doughnut pan was meant for! Ooey, gooey, sprinkled and glazed (make that double glazed) doughnuts made from my favorite cake mix - funfetti!
This past Saturday, I visited my friend Amanda in her hometown of Emmaus, PA. Amanda and I were friends in college. We met our freshmen year and were both communications majors. Together, Amanda and I suffered through countless hours of elementary graphic design classes, senior seminar presentations and lectures by professors who assured us that our college degrees (worth $130k) would give us the upper-hand in the dwindling job market upon graduation. Now, three years later, Amanda and I get together every now and then to have a few drinks, reminisce about our college days, calculate our student loan debt and damn the professors who gave us false hope about our futures.
This time, we not only decided to drown our sorrows in wine but also eat our feelings in funfetti doughnuts courtesy of Cookies and Cups.
Who knew doughnuts and wine would be such a therapeutic combo? I also tried my hand at gambling as therapy and lost $5. From here on out, I'll stick to eating.
Double Glazed Funfetti Doughnuts
For the Doughnuts:
2 3/4 cups Funfetti Cake Mix
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 Tbsp melted butter
Preheat your oven to 425. Lightly spray the doughnut pan with cooking spray.
In a mixer, beat all of the ingredients for 30 seconds on medium speed. Transfer the mixture to a ziplock bag and cut off the tip. Pipe the batter into the cavities of the doughnut pan, filling it about 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 7-9 minutes until lightly browned. Cool the doughnuts in the pan for about 5 minutes before inverting it to remove the doughnuts.
For the Glaze:
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine ingredients and whisk until smooth. Dunk the doughnuts in the glaze and transfer the doughnuts to a cooling rack with parchment paper underneath. Let the glaze set for 15 minutes.
For the White Icing:
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 tbsp milk
Stir the powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Spread each doughnut with frosting and immediately coat with sprinkles.