Inspiration hit recently to make some homemade donuts. I have a mini donut pan but I also had a cupboard full of cake mixes. So I did some searching on Pinterest and found a cake mix donut recipe.
I chose a chocolate cake mix and because the mini donut pan requires such a small amount of batter, I also pulled out my mini cupcake pan, thinking they'd be like donut holes.
So I clearly overfilled the donut pan and cupcake pan on the first two trays. The donuts ended up with a rounded top and the cupcakes are giant. For the rest of the batches I used a lot less batter and actually made some cute-looking mini donuts and cupcakes.
After these little donuts were in the house for a couple of days, we both decided that these really did taste like cake donuts. The glaze kept them moist and added just enough sweetness.
I highly recommend giving this recipe a try! I know I'm going to try this recipe again and use a different cake mix. I may have a themed-donut idea in my head...