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Super Easy Cake Mix S’mores Donuts

S'mores donuts are stacked with a can of milk with a straw in the background.

Cake Mix S’mores Donuts

With summer here, all I can think about is the great outdoors and all the good things that come with it like– a campfire favourite, s’mores!

If there is one thing that my husband knows a lot about, it’s donuts. In fact, when we travel, we make it a point to find a local donut place to try exciting new flavours and toppings.

You may not think that you can make donuts at home but, I’m here to tell you, you totally can.

Not only are they simple to make, you can either make them from scratch or use a cake mix to cut down some time.

Read on for the step-by-step instructions to make these scrumptious Cake Mix S’mores Donuts and you can bring in the taste of this classic campfire treat–indoors!

A bowl of Malt O' Meal Smores cereal, oil, eggs, and a Duncan Hines cake mix are shown. Also in the picture is donut tin, mixing bowls, and a whisk.

ingredients:

  • box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Close up of bowl with cereal and the rest of the ingredients.

For Frosting:

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter – cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3-4 cups crushed Malt o’ Meal Smores cereal*

*If you don’t have this cereal available, use Post Honeymaid S’mores or you can make your own mix by using Golden Grahams, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips.

Close up of mixing bowl with wet and dry ingredients of cake mix. An ungreased donut tin and bowl of cereal and whisk are shown.
A mixing bowl of cake mix is shown in mixing bowl with whisk. A piping bag is next to it.
A greased donut tin is shown with mixing bowl, piping bag, and cereal.

prepare the mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a donut pan with non stick spray. In a large bowl, add the cake mix, egg, vegetable oil and water and mix until well combined.

A Wilton Featherweight 14 in./35 cm piping bag.
Cake mix batter mix placed into cup with piping bag.
The donut batter mix is piped into the donut tin.

bake them

Using either a large Ziploc bag with the tip cut off or a piping bag, fill the bag with your batter and fill the donut pan wells about 1/2 way.

These will rise a lot so be sure not to fill too high.

Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.

Baked donuts cooling on parchment paper. A rolling pin and bowl of cereal is shown.

Let Them Cool

Let the pan cool for about 10 minutes before removing the donuts. Carefully remove them from the pan and allow the donuts to cool completely. The longer you let them cool the more stable the donuts will be for dipping.

Cereal being crushed with rolling pin.
Frosting ingredients in a blue bowl. In preparation of the frosting.
A donut being dipped into melted chocolate to become a s'mores donut.

Prepare the frosting

Using the double broiler method on the stove top, melt the butter, chocolate chips and sugar until a nice creamy texture has been reached.

Donut being dipped into chocolate. The chocolate is generously topping the donut.
The dipped donut being rolled into the cereal in the last step to become a s'mores donut.

Dip each donut into the chocolate frosting and then immediately into a bowl of crushed smores cereal. Allow the donuts to sit and harden up a little bit. Enjoy!

Finished donuts covered in delicious toppings.
Yield: 12

Cake Mix S'Mores Donuts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Summer is here and even if it's not, you can bring in the taste of s'mores into your home. A summer staple! These are incredibly easy and ready in no time.

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter – cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3-4 cups crushed Malt o Meal Smores cereal

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a donut pan with non-stick spray.
    2. In a large bowl, add the cake mix, egg, vegetable oil and water and mix until well combined.
    3. Using either a large Ziploc bag with the tip cut off or a piping bag, fill the bag with your batter and fill the donut pan wells about 1/2 way. These will rise a lot so be sure not to fill too high.
    4. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.
    5. Let the pan cool for about 10 minutes before removing the donuts. Carefully remove them from the pan and allow the donuts to cool completely. The longer you let them cool the more stable the donuts will be for dipping.

Prepare the frosting:

  1. Using the double broiler method on the stovetop, melt the butter, chocolate chips and sugar until a nice creamy texture has been reached.
  2. Dip each donut into the chocolate frosting and then immediately into a bowl of crushed smores cereal. Allow the donuts to sit and harden up a little bit.

Notes

Make sure you let them cool for 10 minutes. You can mix these up with your fave toppings. If you can't find this specific cereal, you can use crushed up graham crackers and mini marshmallows.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 353mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 7g

Calorie intake may vary.

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S'mores Donut is broken in half to reveal a fluffy donut, perfectly coated.

Get creative

Now that you have a quick and easy donut recipe, you can change it up with different toppings.

The top view of s'mores donuts on a white counter top.

Of course, s’mores donuts are always a hit, you can just use peanuts, your fave cereal, chocolate, candy–the possibilities are endless!

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Donuts are cooled and topped and ready to be enjoyed. S'mores donuts for the win.

Let me know if you get a chance to try this recipe, and tell me how you liked it! You can send me a quick DM on Insta, if you’d like.

Have you ever tried cake mix s’mores donuts yet?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!

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S'mores donuts stacked 3 high, with donuts surrounding the stack on a wooden board. A glass jug of milk sits behind them. A banner reads, 'Easy Cake Mix S'mores Donuts."

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