July 22, 2015

Donut Cake

This is proof that accidents can turn into something fabulous. This morning I was playing around in my kitchen, per usual, and decided to make a rich, chocolaty bundt cake. I wasn’t sure what I was going to top it with, but hey, pretty much anything is good on chocolate cake right? As I pulled the cake out of the oven, I realized I didn’t pour as much batter as I should of in the pan, and was left with a pretty small cake. It looked exactly like a chocolate donut, and that’s when I started to get creative.

I topped this baby with a rich chocolate ganache, sprinkles and almost a dozen donuts. It’s sinful – but worth it. This cake is perfect for a fun social gathering or birthday party for the donut lover in your life. I used an assortment of donuts but use whatever you like! I know I’ll be looking for more excuses to serve cake topped with donuts in the future.






2 cups sugar

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup cocoa

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup boiling water

8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup heavy cream


12 donuts, assorted



  1. CAKE DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.
  3. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.
  4. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
  6. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9″ round pans.
  7. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool 10 minutes, then remove to wire racks and cool completely.
  9. CHOCOLATE GANACHE DIRECTIONS: Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl; set aside. Place cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Pour over chocolate and let stand until chocolate has softened, about 5 minutes. Drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with sprinkles.
  10. Using toothpicks place donuts on top of cake.

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