Doughnut Hole Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling


16 servings

Updated: Feb. 12, 2022
This is the easiest, most impressive cake I’ve ever made! You can use chocolate, lemon or strawberry cake mix in the place of red velvet if you prefer. —Robert Pickart, Chicago, Illinois


  • 32 vanilla cake doughnut holes
  • 1 package red velvet cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place 16 doughnut holes in each of 2 greased 8-in. round baking pans. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour batter over doughnuts, dividing evenly.
  2. Bake until a toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Spread frosting between layers and over top of cake.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 420 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 401mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.