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How do you make Rainbow Tie Dye Mini Donuts?
I’m all about easy desserts, and these donuts are just that. They’re made from a basic white cake mix with the addition of butter, evaporated milk, and eggs. I used a mini donut pan, which uses next to nothing for the batter, so one cake mix will make a ton of mini donuts.
I split the batter into 6 bowls and used red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple food coloring gels. I wanted bright colors, which is why I picked gel colors over drops. Once I had the colors set, I transferred each color to a small freezer bag. I like to use them for piping because they are usually as stiff as the pastry bags, and I can seal the top closed.
I sprayed my donut pan with canola oil ahead of time. Then, I piped a tiny bit of each colored batter. My mini donut pan said to only fill each donut 1/3 of the way full, and I have to agree since I overfilled one batch and they were ginormous.
After filling each donut just 1/3 full, I swirled my finger around each one, and then I dropped the donut pan onto the counter from about 1 above to get out any air bubbles. My first two batches did not come out how I wanted. The first batch was too full, and the second batch had lots of air bubbles. Once I swirled the batter and then dropped it, my donuts came out perfect.
These bake for just 5 minutes. Let them cool for a minute or two before dropping them onto parchment paper. I decided to dip mine in lavender and lime green chocolate melts. I dipped about half in lavender and half in lime green, and then used the other color to drizzle on top.
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Rainbow Tie Dye Mini Donuts
Easy and quick mini donuts tie dyed and made from cake mix!
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 stick of butter, softened
- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple food coloring
- Preheat oven to 350 and spray mini donut pan with canola oil spray.
- Combine cake mix, eggs, milk, and butter with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Separate the batter into 6 parts and add food coloring to each one.
- Once thoroughly mixed, transfer the colored batters each into a small ziplock freezer bag or pastry bag.
- Add a little squirt of each color to the donut pan. Make sure to fill each donut just 1/3 full.
- Bake for 4-6 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool for a moment before dumping out the donuts onto parchment paper.
- Choose a fun candy melt color and dip the donuts into it.
- Serve and enjoy!
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Stephanie, I love everything about these donuts! How fun! I really love that you put them on skewers!
Oh those are SO cute! I love this idea. We made tie dye cupcakes recently, and my kids are fascinated. I didn’t think of taking it to other foods, but I will now!
Those are so cool. Really easy also.
Love these – so cute! Btw what are you using for mobile phones? Your site even looks great on my iPhone thanks so much!
My theme is from BluChic and they make their themes responsive for mobile as well.
I love the tie dyed donuts. I’ll have to get a donut pan. My kids would enjoy them on a regular basis.
They also love Capri sun too.
These donuts are the perfect little bite size of yumminess! #client
What a fun treat for the kids!! I may need to go buy a mini donut pan now though.
OMG – my kids would LOVE these! Not only eating them, but making them too! Thank you for the idea!!
These are really cute and I love the tie dye idea. My nieces kids would get a big kick out of these and the Carpi Sun Roarin Water indeed. I have never tried making donuts at home but now I will have too. Thanks so much for sharing.
What a fun idea! I love all the colors – you’ve inspired me to try something new with my kiddos!
YUM! How fun are these mini donuts!!?? They seem perfect for an watching the Kid’s Choice Awards! My oldest takes Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters to school each day (he loves the strawberry kiwi), so we always have them on hand! Thanks for sharing this recipe! #client
They look too pretty to eat! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Heavy food coloring usually upsets my stomach, but I still haven’t tried anything with the gel coloring – I hear there is less used for the same amount of color – it’s something to try! 🙂 I love that you made such fun, slime like colors as drizzle.
These are so much fun! I’ve never made donuts at home. Not sure why .. I guess I thought you always had to fry them.
Oh my goodness how cute are these? I love the bright colors. Oh and donuts at home? Fabulous idea 🙂