Donuts are a weekend tradition in our family. Growing up we went to a lot of churches that would have donuts after Mass for the congregation. I have a memory from some time when I was young, walking into an old donut shop with my parents and sitting at the long counter. That’s about all of that memory but it’s one of my earliest. Years later when I was pregnant with my youngest little guy they had closed EVERY SINGLE DUNKIN’ DONUTS in Arizona!!!!!! How does that happen? They were all being remodeled at the same time. There really aren’t a lot in the state but there were some within a reasonable driving distance (as determined by a craving pregnant woman) but not one was open while I was pregnant. Arizona’s donut scene is pretty non existent, at least up by my neck of the woods. They didn’t even have a mom and pop shop I could get a donut from. It was all old stale donuts from the grocery store. Not what I wanted. What happens, you ask, when a pregnant woman can’t get her fix?
First, she starts to dream about donuts.
I had a dream that I found a Dunkin’ Donuts open and was in line to get some. I could smell them there and was so excited. (I’ve never smelled anything in a dream before or since, so you know this was serious business.) I got up to the front of the line. I ordered my donuts, and just as I went to grab them from the clerk……. I WOKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (A single tear streams down my cheek.)
So eventually we took a trip out to CA
to get a donut visit my parents. They didn’t have a Dunkin’ Donuts but at least they had a donut shop with real donuts in it. I dragged my husband up there to get some donuts and came back with 3 dozen. THREE DOZEN. I ate one dozen ALL. BY. MYSELF.
And that my friends, is what happens when you don’t feed a pregnant woman what she craves, when she craves it.
Now, I have a donut pan and can bake my own, in case of emergencies. These Cake Mix Red Velvet Donuts are so delicious and easy to make that my family and friends got a fun treat last weekend. Just grab some cake mix and go! Just like my favorite Cake Mix Cookie Bars. They are so tasty and really couldn’t be any easier. I glazed them with the cream cheese glaze from my Cinnamon Roll Mini Donuts and topped it off with some fun Valentine’s sprinkles. The kids couldn’t get enough and I may have had just a few. It’s not as bad to eat a dozen mini donuts, right?
- 1 box of red velvet cake mix
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/2 c. butter melted
- 1 c milk
Cream Cheese Glaze
- Frosting used in Cinnamon Roll Mini Donuts
- preheat oven to 350 degrees
- melt butter in a large mixing bowl
- stir in milk and then add in beaten eggs
- finally add in cake mix and stir until smooth
- pour into greased donut pan
- bake for 15 min
- remove from pan and allow to cool
- Mix together glaze ingredients and dip cooled donut tops into the glaze
- top with sprinkles and allow glaze to harden