Doughnut Cake

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Intro: Doughnut Cake

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.

Step 1: Gather

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

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

Step 3: Stack

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

Step 4: Stack Frosted

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

Step 5: Frost and Chill

 

 

 

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

Add sprinkles.

Step 7: Marvel

Add more sprinkles!

Step 8: Slice

Cut and serve.

Step 9: Enjoy

Break out the good Lego silverware.

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    35 Discussions

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    BLASTFEMI

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Finally a use for those unfrosted donuts! They are so annoying. Plain donuts!? What's the point!? Ilove it!

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    jbutler

    2 years ago

    awesome! so pretty.

    you take great photos!

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    kikigrace

    3 years ago

    this looks so yummy! this is the kind of cake I want At my birthday party next year!

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    shakkyd

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Those were always the last donuts left in the box! I agree with @myrrhmaid! Finally as use for the plain donuts!

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    cherry H

    4 years ago

    Iook's good

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    gralan

    5 years ago on Introduction

    wow, my wife is going to flip out over this. Wonderful idea.

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    realife11

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    microfarm

    5 years ago on Step 9

    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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    Yes! I have a donut pan and have been dying to bake some donuts. This is a great twist on it.

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    Kyle Frazer

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Well, that's my diet down the drain. How cool does that look, all iced up and with sprinkles?

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    lairdkeffer

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Man if you could get custard filled cake doughnut's and do this .... Oh good lord I can hear my self getting fatter now :)

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    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!

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    twofouroh

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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!