Who doesn’t love donuts? This giant donut cake has a surprise inside! Stuffed with jelly, this cake is sure to delight any jelly donut lover! Seriously, can you ever go wrong with a giant donut cake?
There are two things I love in this world. Miniature things and jumbo things. And this donut cake delivers for all things jumbo.
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Occasions for A Giant Donut Cake
I actually made this recipe originally for my mom on mother’s day. She loves jelly donuts and there were so many people there that day, that I thought a cake would be the easiest option.
But never limit yourself on the right occasion to bake a yummy bundt cake.
Other occasions include:
- Birthday Parties
- A Retirement Party for a police officer
- Pot Lucks (bundt cakes are always awesome for these because of how easy they are to cut and serve).
- Donut Parties in general – Has anyone else seen these on Pinterest? They’re amazing!
Cake Mix Hack!
I enjoy a cake made from scratch but sometimes there just isn’t the time. Either someone asked me to craft a masterpiece last minute or honestly I was too lazy to actually get my shit together in time.
Which is why I think there is zero shame in using a cake mix.
However, that doesn’t mean a cake mix can’t be as good as a cake made from scratch! Keep reading to figure out how or check out this post (Upgrade Your Box Cake Mix) to make your cake mix taste like bakery quality!
Giant Donut Cake Tips + FAQs
Can I just follow the box mix directions?
Of course. They will obviously work. However, using butter and milk instead of water and oil will make the cake moister and taste as if it were made from scratch!
It’s the easiest way to mimic bakery quality cake from a box mix!
How do I fill it with jelly?
I have found that the easiest way is to cut the top quarter off with a serrated knife. Carefully set that aside and create a shallow trench all the way around with a spoon (about a half inch deep).
Fill it with your jam and carefully put the top back on. Using your melted chocolate will cover the seam and you will have a seamless, completely filled center!
Do I have to use jelly?
I mean, this is a jelly donut cake recipe, but! Never let that limit you. Donuts didn’t stop at jelly, why should you?
Other fillings that would be oh so tasty in your bundt center could be:
- Fruit Curds
- Pastry Creams
- Chocolate Ganache
- Cream Cheese Frosting
- Fresh berries (like blueberries)
- Marshmallow Fluff
Baking is the best creative outlet because it is always sweetly rewarding. Don’t limit your creativity!
How do I color my white chocolate?
If you want your color candy coating to have a deep, rich color without being grainy looking, heat your gel food coloring with your candy.
Jelly Donut Bundt Cake
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- White chocolate (or pink candy melts)
- 3 Pink gel food coloring (or pink candy melts)
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 cup Butter unsalted, melted + cooled slightly
- 1 cup Jam (I used strawberry)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Melt an extra tablespoon of butter and using a pasty brush, thoroughly cover your bundt pan. Sprinkle with a little bit of flour. Both of these prevent sticking.
- Melt the butter and allow it to cool slightly. Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl, whisk your cake mix and milk until well incorporated. Whisk in your slightly cooled butter again until well incorporated.
- Beat in one egg at a time. And the whisk until smooth. Evenly pour your batter into your bundt pan and bake according to the box instructions for bundts.
- Once finished baking, leave in the pan for at least 30 minutes. The flip over the pan and take the bundt out over a cooling rack. Allow the bundt to cool completely.
- Cut off the top third and carefully place to the side. Using a knife, spoon, etc to create a small trench in your bundt. Use a spoon and fill the trench with room temperature jam.
- CAREFULLY replace the top of your bundt.
- Melt your white chocolate and your gel food coloring together until smooth. Then pour over the top of your bundt cake, making sure to cover the seam we made for the jelly trench. Top with colorful sprinkles.
- Serve and enjoy! Store any extras in an airtight container for up to 3 days on the counter or a week in the fridge.
Donuts are fantastic. I think that’s a pretty well known that almost everyone loves donuts. But you know what’s a bummer about donuts? The size. One donut is not enough to share.
But with a giant donut cake you can celebrate our mutual love of donuts while not mutually disliking each other for having to s
So once you’ve made this cute giant donut cake, take a pic, post it on the gram and make sure to tag me (@thefulfillmentpill)! I love seeing you creations and really, if you don’t post it on Instagram, did it even happen?
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See you soon, friends!
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