Mini Rainbow Doughnuts

Don’t you just love everything mini? Especially when it’s bright and fun colors! Rainbow Week continues today with these yummy Mini Rainbow Doughnuts…and guess what? They are super easy too!

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These little bites of sunshine start with a cake mix and with only 3 more ingredients plus the bright coloring, you have Mini Rainbow Doughnuts done in a flash! This recipe makes fluffy, baked doughnuts like the Cinnamon Roll Doughnuts I shared. It’s a quick recipe to put together on the weekends, even if you don’t add the coloring.

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Wouldn’t these make a fun breakfast to start off a birthday celebration? Or maybe when the kids have a sleep over?

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After mixing the doughnut batter, divide it into 6 separate bowls and add the coloring. Then place the batter in resealable bags, you could also use decorator frosting bags, but it’s a little less expensive this way. Then just pipe a very small amount of batter into the Doughnut Pan. I added the purple and then the yellow on the opposite side, then filled in with the other colors.

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You can also make them a single color and then stack them…definitely fun too!

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Whip up a little glaze with powdered sugar, milk and vanilla for dipping these little babies in!

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Serves: about 3 dozen minis and about 15 regular size doughnuts
  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix {I used Golden Butter}
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup {1 stick} butter, softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • Coloring - Violet, Royal Blue, Kelly Green, Lemon Yellow, Orange and No-Taste Red
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, slightly spray doughnut pans
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, butter and milk, mix well
  3. Divide equally into 6 separate bowls
  4. Add coloring to each batter
  5. Spoon batter into resealable bags and pipe a small amount into doughnut pan, fill about ½ way
  6. Bake minis for about 7 minutes and regular size doughnuts for about 10-12 minutes
  7. Serve with glaze if desired
You can also leave out the coloring, this recipe makes a great fluffy, baked doughnut.

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  1. Oh my gosh they look just like giant fruit loops!

  2. I am obsessed with rainbow everything, and you know these are going directly onto my rainbow pinterest board! So fun and colorful!

  3. These are TOO CUTE! My kids would love them.

  4. Phyllis says:

    Darling, as usual you come up with the cutiest things.

  5. The best and most creative rainbow idea!!! Love it … pinned it :)

  6. I have that pan and I can never get my donuts to look that nice haha. Love the colors!

  7. Kathy says:

    What brand of coloring did you use to get the vibrant colors?

  8. Arlene says:

    Thank you so much for the info and great ideas! I have the mini-doughnut pan but wasn’t really excited about filling them — I could see a mess on a horizon. Your way is so simple and flawless! Your recipe sounds great! I think I’m going to take your rainbow idea and make them pastel for Easter treats. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas!! I’m inspired!!!

  9. rachel says:

    these look fab, would love to make them with my daughter but were over in the uk and i have no idea which brand mix to use help!!!

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi Rachel, I’m not sure what kind of cake mix you have there, if any. But any kind will work, vanilla or yellow are best. If you don’t have cake mixes, you can certainly make any white cake from scratch, divide the batter and color it.
      Hope that helps!

  10. Joslynn says:

    I cant wait to try them…WOW…Just one question. Do I follow the directions on the cake box or just use the cake mix but still follow your directions. For example my cake box calls for 3 eggs and you said use 2…
    Thank you so much


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