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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!!


4.8 from 4 reviews
Cinnamon sugar cake donuts
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 6
3SP blue, green & purple- 2pp each
  • 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
  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 on blue, green & purple (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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    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!!!

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      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™‚

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    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!

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      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

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    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!

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      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

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    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!!

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      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

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    Reply Pam April 25, 2017 at 11:12 am

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

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      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)

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    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

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      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!!

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    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.

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      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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    Reply Diane Donnelly March 14, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    I just made these today – delicious!!! Turned out perfectly without any adjusting. Thank you so much for bringing donuts back into my life.

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      Reply Drizzle March 14, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      Woohoo donuts! So glad you enjoyed them Diane, no one should ever have to give up donuts ha!

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    Reply Raesan Welch September 11, 2018 at 1:16 am

    Is there something I could substitute for the white cake mix? Hate to have a whole box of it and only use 3 tablespoons. Thank you

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      Reply Drizzle September 12, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      I always have a cake box for recipes or my mini pancake muffins I make for breakfast weekly, it stores well just like flour does.. I’m not too sure what else to replace it with other than just using more flour and leaving it out but they will lose that cake taste

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    Reply Jill January 30, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Can these be made without the donut pan? ๐Ÿ˜‹

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      Reply Drizzle February 5, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      You could probably try a mini muffin tin

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    Reply Luann January 27, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    I came up with 5 points on blue

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      Reply Drizzle January 28, 2020 at 12:10 pm

      Hi, no my recipe builder has them at 3SP .. here is a breakdown.. 6- flour, 7- cake mix, 1- brown sugar, 1- milk, 4- white sugar, 1- margarine

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    Reply Debbie October 8, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Hello I love your recipes,makes it so much easier to do www

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      Reply Drizzle October 13, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      Hi Debbie, thank you, I am so glad you are enjoying them..good luck on your journey!

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