Fluffy Instant Donuts

Fluffy Instant Donuts


"A delicious, inexpensive, and easy way to make 'homemade' donuts that your whole family will love. This recipe also works well for funnel cakes!"


45 m servings 61 cals
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Original recipe yields 56 servings



  • Calories:
  • 61 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 2.5 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, flour, water, and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 5 minutes, or until batter is free of lumps.
  2. Heat oil in a large, deep skillet until it reaches 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Using a small scoop equal to about 2 tablespoons, carefully drop batter into hot oil in batches so as not to overcrowd.
  3. Cook donuts in hot oil for 5 minutes, or until golden brown, flipping once with a fork mid-way through for even cooking.
  4. Carefully remove donuts from oil with slotted spoon or tongs, and drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.
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  1. 31 Ratings


I checked out the reviews for this recipe before attempting to make them and made a few adjustments. I changed teh flour to 1 full cup,3 eggs and only 3/4 cup of water. it made a stiffer dough a...

I made the batter up for Sunday morning Breakfast. I decided to try just one small one and fried it up. It was good. I know this is a recipe my boys will enjoy over and over. I used a white ...

I wish the reviews were posted before I made these!! We must've all gotten this recipe at the same time. These turn out JUST as the other users said. OILY, HEAVY, YUCKY, a waste of time and i...

I think the reason people are not liking this is due to their own lack of knowledge on oil temps when frying. When temperature of oil is too low the batter will absorb the oil. I made these just...

I can't believe I actually made this befor looking at the reviews. This was the worse recipe I've ever made,this was to greasy and tasted like a flat oily cake. Don't bother with this one!!

Do to the review I made the suggested changes (1c. flour, 3 eggs, 3/4c. water) and they came out great. I was scared as I did not want oil soaked donuts so I used a thermometer to make sure the ...

This was such a let down. I was so excited to make the funnel cakes with this recipe. It soaked up so much grease--a heart attack waiting to happen! Of course topped with a pile of powdered s...

This recipe was AWFUL! Do not waste your time making these! Simply disgusting!

did NOT turn out!