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!

I love these mini rainbow donuts- they are perfect for Unicorn parties, rainbow parties, St. Patrick’s Day- any fun celebration!

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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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Mini Rainbow Doughnuts

Yummy little doughnuts in bright rainbow colors. Recipe from

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: about 3 dozen minis and about 15 regular size doughnuts


  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix {I used Golden Butter}
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 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 1/2 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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