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Doughnut Cake

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We love doughnuts; we love frosting- so it makes sense to combine the two and make a sweet little doughnut cake. But - I admit - we're short on time. You could make your doughnuts from scratch - and/or your frosting from scratch but for this project -it's all about fast.
The 4th of July is around the corner so I used a little food coloring to give it a colorful twist -you could do that or add other colors or none at all; just the frosting of your choice.
 
 
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Step 1: Gather

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3 cake doughnuts
White frosting in can
Red and Blue food coloring gel

Add a little food coloring (remember to use a clean toothpick to go into the food gel so you don't contaminate it) to 2 little bowls of frosting.

Step 2: Slice

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Slice the doughnuts (as fresh as you can get them) in half lengthwise.

Step 3: Stack

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Practice stacking the doughnut halves with one flat half on the bottom and the other half up on top.

Step 4: Stack frosted

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Add the frosting - I layered it in red, white and blue but you do what ever you like.

Step 5: Frost and Chill

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Frost the outside.

Put it in the refrigerator to set up for 15 minutes or so- it was 90 degrees in the kitchen when I made mine so it was pretty goopey.

Step 6: Sprinkles

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Add sprinkles.

Step 7: Marvel

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Add more sprinkles!

Step 8: Slice

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Cut and serve.

Step 9: Enjoy

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Break out the good Lego silverware.

cherry H3 months ago
Iook's good
crazy gurl7 months ago

<3

gralan1 year ago
wow, my wife is going to flip out over this. Wonderful idea.
zamrin1 year ago
looks good!!!
realife111 year ago
I would put a twizzler in the center for laughs.
Excellent idea for a quick, no muss, no fuss cake.
I would put it on it's side and call it a cake yule log for xmas.
microfarm1 year ago
Just a delightful presentation! Love your sense of humor and life! I would not make this cake, but it's a great idea, well done!
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sabu.dawdy1 year ago
wowwww...
Yummy!!!! ❤❤❤
Yes! I have a donut pan and have been dying to bake some donuts. This is a great twist on it.
Well, that's my diet down the drain. How cool does that look, all iced up and with sprinkles?
kerikins1 year ago
ummm...yummmmm!
Man if you could get custard filled cake doughnut's and do this .... Oh good lord I can hear my self getting fatter now :)
But it's so worth it, lol.
bean9481 (author) 1 year ago
Thank you all for your comments, suggestions and critiques. I’m thrilled!
Over some excellent cocktails tonight, we discussed and devised countless variations that included Bavarian doughnuts, stacking and turning and the introduction of ice cream. Please- make merry and enjoy the idea of doughnut cake in all its variations (chocolate glazed doughnuts and cream cheese peanut butter frosting?)

Thank you all for looking and to those who commented- extra thanks!
twofouroh1 year ago
Mmmmmm, took me right back to when I was 6, making raids on Mom's icing containers in the fridge. . . . . . .
Thanks for yummies. Pretty colors on donicakes and the utensil is cool also. Picture the following on a frosted fortune cookie, "Your artistic cooking abilities will take you farther". Almost forgot, nice Gif!
Very pretty! Might be worth trying with gluten free donuts too, but those usually come frozen.
tw2sheds1 year ago
Real calorie saver with the holes in the middle too.....
blodefood1 year ago
Draw a red maple leaf and it will be ready for a first of July celebration!
Add a strawberry and some blueberries on top and you are ready for the 4th of July!
HollyMann1 year ago
Ok I had to comment again - the pictures are killing me!!! Yummmmmm it looks so good my son would do anything if I made him this! :) lol...I will show him your awesome instructable! pictures are beautiful!
mgcmn12341 year ago
Really creative idea!
momoluv1 year ago
Do you realize that you could have just cut one donut? Because the other two you just set on top of each other that made them look exactly like they were before
bean9481 (author)  momoluv1 year ago
You're absolutely right- but that would be 2 less layers of frosting. I can see how it might look like the doughnuts were just stacked on top of each other but each half gets a layer of frosting (in step 4)- that way they're securely "glued" together and the doughnuts stay extra moist.
shaddoty1 year ago
mmm diabetes
This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing :)
:0 Give me this cake! You are a genius sir!
HollyMann1 year ago
This is So adorable and I absolutely love the picture!
and I like the fork...
genius!!!
M3G1 year ago
That looks fantastic! I'm gonna have to make this.