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Cinnamon sugar cake donuts

February 22, 2016

When I first started this blog, Monday’s were always my donut baking days, or so it just worked out that way.. so I thought why not make some donuts this sunny Monday morning ๐Ÿ™‚ I love anything cinnamon sugar, and you don’t need a lot to get that sweetness you crave, these cinnamon cake donuts are scrumptious, and only 3 smart points each.. Now that’s a good donut baking day in my books!!

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4.8 from 4 reviews
Cinnamon sugar cake donuts
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Serves: 6
 
3sp or 2pp each
Ingredients
  • ½ cup + 1Tbsp flour
  • 3 Tbsp white cake mix
  • ½ Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp liquid egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup skim milk
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnmaon
  • For topping
  • 1 tsp reduced calorie margarine, melted
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 6 hole donut pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl mix your flour, cake mix, brown sugar and baking powder. Add in your egg whites, vanilla and milk, mix well.
  3. Use half your batter and divide over your 6 hole donut pan. In a small zip lock bag mix your 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon, cut off tip of bag and swirl sugar mix over your 6 donuts. Top with remaining batter.
  4. Bake in oven for 14 minutes.
  5. Melt your margarine and using a pastry brush, brush onto your donuts. Place your 1 Tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon mix on a flat plate and dip donuts in mix.
  6. *Please note, I only counted points for ½Tbsp sugar for topping as you will have left over, I only used ½ the mix, also if you don't keep cake mix in the house you can increase the flour, but the cake mix does add a nice sweetness, I always have a box in the pantry and if you seal it it will keep well for other baked up goodies.
  7. Makes 6 donuts at 3 smart points each (2pp) keep in sealed container. Will freeze well.
  8. Nutritional info per donut .. Calories 95...Fat 1g...Saturated fat 0.1g...Carbs 18.4g... Fiber 0.8g...Sugars 6.7g... Protein 2.9g

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14 Comments

  • Reply Kimberly February 24, 2016 at 1:17 am

    I just want you to know how very much I LOVE your recipes. I thought smart points were going to make me die but you have made it bearable!!! I enjoy every new post ….keep them coming!!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 24, 2016 at 11:20 pm

      Thank you Kimberly! I won’t lie, smart points can be tough, but I am learning to make it work ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Melyssa January 16, 2017 at 2:00 am

    I too have been struggling to get used to the smart points…I really enjoy the sweet treats, and I find it much harder to make them fit into the smart points plan than in the old system of points plus. Thank you for sharing your recipes, I am always looking for new things to try. I still have about many lbs to lose, but I know that so long as I don’t feel deprived, I can do this! I have lost a lot already using awesome recipes I have found online! Thank you again for sharing!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 18, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Hi Melyssa, yeah it definitely is not as flexible as PP was but I’m learning to embrace it and if there is a day I really need an indulgence I just go with it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good luck on your journey, hope you find some recipes here you like

  • Reply Elizabeth February 28, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    My donuts stuck to the pan even though I did spray the pan? Any tips??? But they were delicious!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 2, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      HI, hmmm I am not sure, I spray mine and they never stick, they actually come out very easy.. what pan do you have? I buy the 6 hole Wilton and it is great

  • Reply Debra gorden April 16, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I made these tonite — was really looking forward to them! THey are ok — mine didn’t rise very much. And the batter was barely enough to fill the pans.. it was thick. Maybe I did something wrong
    -I’ll try another recipe.. i love donughts!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 16, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Hi Debra, yeah it sounds like something wasn’t right, it should not of been too thick, hence why you also had a hard time spreading them out

  • Reply Pam April 25, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Love your recipes ! Do you rely on a certain brand of cake mix for recipes ?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 25, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Thanks Pam, no not really, sometimes what is on sale, I have used Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker, and Pillsbury (that I buy in the U.S)

  • Reply Jessica Kyger April 29, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    This is the 3rd time I’ve made these! Really enjoy one with a cup of coffee! Thanks for coming up with these recipes! I always recommend my weight watchers friends to check out your site and recipes

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 30, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      Hi Jessica, thank you so much I appreciate that ๐Ÿ™‚ so glad your enjoying the donuts!!

  • Reply LauraM62 May 8, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I want to try these and want to share them with my MIL, but my MIL has an allergy to soy, unfortunately white box cake mixes all have soy – some of the gluten free I found online do not have soy, but in my rural area would have to them order online, 6 boxes at a time! I usually make her cakes from scratch, do you think if I just use the dry ingredients of the ‘scratch cake’ recipe? I know I will also have to sub the margarine for real butter which will change the points etc.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 11, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Hi Laura, yes of coarse I think that will work out just fine, I hope you both enjoy them ๐Ÿ™‚

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