pink glazed donut cake with sprinkles on a white cake stand

Donut Cake

Make a giant donut cake - in minutes! This easy and delicious dessert makes for a perfect donut birthday cake donut fans everywhere will love! Finished with a beautiful blush pink icing and your favorite sprinkles, this glazed donut cake will be the star of the show!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, donut birthday cake, donut cake, donuts, giant donut cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 333 kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 2 c cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c butter softened
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 c milk
  • 1 c buttercream icing store-bought or homemade
  • 2 Tbsp sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  3. Cream together the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy.

  4. Beat in yolks one at a time. Add vanilla.

  5. Blend in flour mixture alternating with milk until just combined.

  6. Pour into greased pan. Bake 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.

  7. Flip cake onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Trim excess from rise off using a knife. Transfer to a cake stand or platter.

  8. Melt icing 40 seconds in the microwave. Stir.

  9. Stir and pour icing over the cake in one continuous circle to ensure it spreads evenly (with the cake stand in the sink to compensate for runoff).

  10. Add sprinkles.

Recipe Notes

Cake flour substitute:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour with 1/4 cup cornstarch to make 2 c cake flour

Use food coloring to dye buttercream icing to the color of your choice and use your favorite sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts
Donut Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 333 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 129mg43%
Sodium 210mg9%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 505IU10%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.