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funfetti donuts with chocolate glaze and sprinkles on pink napkin

I love Andy Cohen.

I mean, who wouldn’t? The man’s a genius. When he first started hosting reunion shows on Bravo I thought it was a little strange. Who was this guy? He was all over the place. What, did he own Bravo or something?

And then I found out he kinda does.

He’s the man behind all my favorite shows (read: any season of The Real Housewives). He’s in charge on development and talent. (Talent, ha.) He hosts the reunions and it’s hilarious to watch him work over the ladies and almost get beat up by Teresa Guidice.

And he hosts this little talk show called Watch What Happens: Live. Have you seen it? Oh my goodness, you have to watch it.

Usually he has Bravo stars on; he’ll have a housewife or two on after one of the shows and they’ll talk about what happened that night.

Did you see last week, when Vicki was on? And he brought out Miss Piggy? Hil-ar-ious. She was a good sport, but you could totally tell that Andy was scared. Like, he thought she was gonna go all 80s night on him or something.

And then there was Martha Stewart. Martha Stewart did Watch What Happens: Live. And she got tipsy. On live TV.  Only Andy Cohen could achieve that.

I’ve started DVRing that show, especially after the episodes of TRH or Bethanny. Because I want all the dirt. It’s so great. You have to join me in losing brain cells each week. Come on, you know you want too.

funfetti donuts with chocolate glaze and sprinkles on pink napkin

Andy Cohen is something I like. Something I don’t like? That Krispy Kreme moved into my area.

Now, I have nothing against Krispy Kreme. I’m sure they taste good. I wouldn’t know, I can’t remember the last time I ate one. (I’m a Royal Doughnuts girl, Bay Area peeps, what up?)

My problem is that the second they moved into town, all the kids at school were like, required to bring them for their birthday snack. Only one kid in Jordan’s class didn’t. He brought brownies for God’s sake. (And if you’d heard her say it you would’ve thought be brought brussel sprout cupcakes covered in liver frosting.)

But, there was no way I was going to schlep myself all the way to Krispy Kreme before school and pay a gazillion dollars for donuts. Not when I can make them myself.

Let me give you five words of advice if you decide to make 30 baked funfetti donuts for a group: buy more than one pan.

Hint: I didn’t.

A few more words of advice? Use this glaze. It should be, like, required.

{And, apparently, should my use of the word like. What am I, a valley girl now? Like, ohmigosh!}

And use extra sprinkles. Sprinkles make everything better. And? The kids won’t know they aren’t from that other place.
funfetti donuts with chocolate glaze and sprinkles on pink napkin

I promise.

funfetti donuts with chocolate glaze and sprinkles on pink napkin

Funfetti Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

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Cake mix baked donuts with chocolate frosting
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield 24 donuts
Serving Size 1 donut


  • For the Donuts
  • 2 ¾ cups Classic Yellow Cake Mix
  • ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles
  • ¾ cup buttermilk or mix 2 teaspoons white vinegar + enough milk to make ¾ cup and let sit 5 minutes before using
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • For the Glaze
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons milk plus more if needed
  • Sprinkles or other garnish if desired
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  • Preheat oven to 425°. Spray your donut pan with cooking spray (be sure to spray the inside circle too!)
  • Mix cake mix, sprinkles, buttermilk or milk/vinegar, eggs, and melted butter in large bowl using a hand mixer on medium speed. Mix until completely combined, about two minutes.
  • Add the batter to a large Ziploc bag. Seal the bag almost all the way, leaving about 1” open to allow air to escape. Snip one corner of the bag off and fill each cavity in your pan about 2/3 full.
  • Bake 7 minutes, until slightly browned. Let sit in the pan for 5 minutes before removing. Let cool.
  • To make the glaze: Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. If glaze is too thick for dipping, add a little more milk. Dip each donut in the glaze and place on top of a cooling rack placed on top of a cookie sheet so it can drip. Top with sprinkles.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1donut | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 0.003mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
(Donut recipe from Cookies & Cups, Glaze recipe from Joy the Baker)

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Hahah! I’m losing brain cells with you each week. Andy is funny. I have to disagree with the Krispy Kreme thing though- I’m a NC girl, so Krispy Kreme all the way!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Things I’ve Done Thursday!

  2. I laughed and laughed over your commentary. Too funny. Now, when you are in a fryin’ mood you have got to make Pioneer Woman’s donuts. They are to die for. No joke. Life changing food.

    1. I’ve never made them fried before; I have no doubt her’s are life changing! I feel like if I bake them I can eat 6 and not feel too guilty…because I can never stop at one!

  3. Oh no… not *brownies*!

    Kids are totally hilarious. I have no doubt your donuts blew Krispy Kremes’ right out of the water. Ewww… Krispy Kreme.

    1. I know, huh? When did a kid ever make faces at brownies, for goodness sakes? 🙂 Thanks so much!

  4. I love Andy Cohen and I am totally obsessed with RHOC. I was cracking up last week when they had Miss Piggy on when Vicki was there, to funny! These donuts looks amazing! I think I may need to break out my donut pan to whip these up! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! Bravo should rule the world. Andy Cohen for President! 🙂