Rainbow Donuts 

Brighten up your breakfast or snack time with these eye-catching Rainbow Donuts. Made from simple ingredients and bursting with colors, these donuts are as fun to make as they are to eat. Perfect for kids’ parties or any occasion that calls for a splash of color!


  • White Cake Mix: 1 box (15.25 oz)
  • Eggs: 3
  • Water: 1 cup
  • Vegetable Oil: 1/3 cup
  • White Frosting: 16 ounces
  • Food Coloring: Pink, teal, purple, blue, yellow


  1. Preparation:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Coat a mini donut pan with non-stick cooking spray to ensure easy release after baking.
  2. Mix the Batter:
    • In a large mixing bowl, blend the cake mix, eggs, water, and oil using a hand mixer or a stand mixer until the mixture is smooth and lump-free.
  3. Color the Batter:
    • Divide the batter evenly among five bowls. Add a few drops of a different food coloring to each bowl, adjusting the amount to achieve vibrant colors.
  4. Fill the Pan:
    • Carefully spoon each colored batter into the donut pan sections, filling each about 3/4 full. Tip: Use separate spoons or a piping bag for precision and cleanliness.
  5. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until the donuts spring back when touched lightly.
  6. Cooling:
    • Remove the donuts from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  7. Decorate:
    • Warm the white frosting until it is smooth and fluid. Divide it into small bowls and color each with the same colors used for the batter. Dip each donut into a different colored frosting or create a multicolored effect by using a spoon to drizzle different colors over the donuts. Add sprinkles or edible glitter for an extra magical touch.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories: Approximately 66 per donut


  • If a mini donut pan isn’t available, a standard donut pan can be used; just increase the cooking time by a few minutes.
  • Experiment with different extracts like almond or coconut in the batter or frosting to add unique flavors to your donuts.
  • For a less sweet option, consider using a glaze made from powdered sugar and lemon juice instead of frosting.


These Rainbow Donuts are a delightful treat that will bring smiles and a bit of magic to your table. They’re perfect for engaging kids in the kitchen or for bringing a playful touch to any gathering. Enjoy the process and the delicious results!

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