National Donut Day
By: Stephanie Rudy
June isn’t known for its abundance of holidays. No three-day weekends to look forward to, no fireworks, no pumpkin carving and certainly no Turducken. But, before you discredit the month altogether, are you familiar with the significant holiday that falls on June 6th? That’s right, it’s National Donut Day.
Yes, I could have gone out and bought a box of donuts from down the street. Instead, I opted to make my OWN donuts – donut cakes. At eight inches round, these donut cakes are sure to impress (and feed) all in your home or office.
(Recipe makes two)
-Two donut-shaped cake pans
-1 box of Funfetti cake mix (my favorite – although you can use vanilla, chocolate, whatever you like)
-1 container of pink vanilla frosting (or frosting of your choice)
-Sprinkles (the more the merrier – seriously)
Prepare cake mix per instructions on the box (note: you’ll likely need eggs, vegetable oil and water). Pour prepared cake mix into both donut pans. Bake your cakes according to box directions. Remove from oven, and let cool. When cool, scoop a ½ – ¾ cup of frosting into a measuring pitcher. Microwave pitcher for 10-12 seconds until frosting is JUST barely warm and slightly pourable (do not over-microwave into separated runny liquid – it’s not pretty). Slowly pour frosting over your two donut cakes and sprinkle immediately.