Baked Donut Birthday Cake Tower! One of the easiest recipes to make on a special occasion since we use a boxed cake mix! Fun and festive, grab one!
I used to keep a hardy stock of boxed cake mix in my pantry when my kids were in high school. They both had cake events; Ashley had Cake Friday, a Thursday evening bake-a-thon every other week or so, and Sam’s did Funfetti birthday cake celebrations for all his group’s birthdays. It was economical (especially since I paid for the ingredients), and fool proof! Delicious tasting cakes every time, plus they had so much fun with their creations!
Boxed cakes are GREAT when you just want an easy recipe. That was the case when at 10:00pm I decided to make a mini donut tower for Sam to enjoy the morning of his birthday!
Earlier in the week Sam told me how last year his birthday SUCKED and some of the reasons behind that not so great day (one being a breakup with a girlfriend right before his birthday). That kid tugs my heart strings, so I wanted him to start this birthday year festive and fun! Baked Donut Birthday Cake Tower is anything but SUCKY, right?!!
This mini donut tower turned into a mix of mini muffins and donuts because my donut pan only bakes 12 at a time and the muffin pan can double that amount. Like I mentioned, it was already late at night when I began this project!
I had a spice cake mix in my pantry, so my creation had Fall flavors. The glaze is a maple flavored topping. You can use any flavored cake mix and any brand. If you have time, try this Baked Mini Donut recipe or this one with Rocky Road Toppings or these Sweetheart donuts.
I’m pretty sure he had a great birthday! We didn’t see him for 3 days since his social calendar was packed! That was fine with us. Alan and I celebrated with Apple Pie Moonshine.
I found an adaptation of this recipe on either Duncan Hines or Pillsbury. I can’t find the direct link again. Remember it was late when I make these 😉 I’m sure I tweaked it cause that’s what I do.