Cinnamon Roll Doughnuts

Oh how I love Cinnamon Rolls…buttery, warm and slathered with icing! And then there are Doughnuts…filled, plain, glazed, frosted…I pretty much love them all! Pair the two and what do we have…Cinnamon Roll Doughnuts…yes please!

I’ve shared my love for the new Duncan Hines Frosting Creations with you before, the Orange Creamsicle Push Pops were oh so good, and the Mini Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes with Bubble Gum Frosting were definitely a hit. So when it came time to create a very special Mother’s Day Treat, I knew exactly what to use!

With just a few ingredients, these Cinnamon Roll Doughnuts are easy enough for Dad and the kiddos to bake! Let me show you…

The Doughnuts start with a cake mix {you all know I love that} with the addition of eggs, milk and butter the batter is smooth and creamy. Then you add the Frosting Creations Cinnamon Roll flavor packet for a big burst of delicious cinnamon.

After the Doughnuts are baked and cooled, they take a little dip in melted butter and another burst of cinnamon and sugar. A drizzle of Frosting Creations Cinnamon Roll sends these little babies over the top with perfect flavor!

Don’t have a doughnut pan? No worries…you can easily bake these in a mini muffin pan for about 7-8 minutes.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray doughnut pans. If you don't have doughnut pans, you can also make these in mini muffins pans.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, butter, milk and Frosting Creations Cinnamon Roll flavor packet. Mix well.
  3. Fill doughnut pan about ½ full with batter
  4. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  5. Let cool
  6. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in microwave
  7. In a small bowl combine the cinnamon and sugar
  8. Dip the doughnut in the melted butter then in the cinnamon/sugar mixture
  9. In a medium bowl, combine the Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Starter with the Cinnamon Roll flavor packet, stir well
  10. Place about ½ cup of Cinnamon Roll Frosting in microwave safe bowl and heat for about 10 seconds
  11. Drizzle over doughnuts with a spoon or fit a decorator bag with a #4 tip, fill with frosting and pipe on.
Liz says...I love making doughnuts, but if you don't have a doughnut pan, you can certainly make these in a mini muffin pan. Regular size muffins are okay too, but might be a little big.

We paired the Cinnamon Roll Doughnuts with Breakfast Pizza and Fruit Salad for a perfect Breakfast in Bed for Mother’s Day!

Need the recipe for Breakfast Pizza? Head on over to Pocket Change Gourmet and grab it!

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  1. Becca says:

    I was going to make some Cinnamon Roll Muffins with DH Frosting Creations in Cinnamon Roll piped in the middle, for a Mother’s Day breakfast at a friend’s church for tomorrow, but I might do the donuts instead. I do have a mini donut pan, and a large one, too. Great idea!
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  2. Kim says:

    These look yum! Love that book too :)

  3. Amy says:

    Not a good thing to be looking at when I’m starving!
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  4. Rebecca says:

    I seriously need to get myself a doughnut pan JUST to make these! Amazing!
    Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend
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  5. Hollie says:

    Cinnamon rolls and donuts all rolled into one tasty treat… love it!

  6. Megan says:

    YUM! These look fantastic. Megan
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  7. Love that it’s made with a mix, sounds great.
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  8. Oh my heck! YUM! I seriously need a donut pan!!!!

  9. Elyse Ellis says:

    These look AMAZING! We would love for you to come share it at our weekly link party and enter to win a $50 gift card to Mikarose Clothing!

    The Sisters

  10. Kathy says:

    These look great!

  11. Maria says:

    Oh wow these donuts look AMAZING!!!!
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