Easy Pumpkin Donuts Recipe

Quick and easy pumpkin donuts recipe, made with just 4 ingredients. These baked pumpkin donuts start off with a cake mix and are covered in cinnamon sugar.

These delicious pumpkin donuts with cinnamon sugar are great as as breakfast, snack or even dessert and I just can’t get enough of them!

I am usually very fond of fried donuts like my homemade jelly doughnuts.

However, when Fall rolls around, I become obsessed with these easy BAKED pumpkin donuts rather than the fried pumpkin donuts.

These spiced pumpkin doughnuts have a soft CAKE-LIKE texture.

It must be that pumpkin spice flavor that makes them so PERFECT for this time of the year- Fall and Thanksgiving!

Easy Pumpkin Donuts Recipe


ebook by cakewhiz

These HOMEMADE pumpkin donuts are made with just 4 ingredients:

  1. Cake mix
  2. Pumpkin spice
  3. Pumpkin puree
  4. Powdered sugar

You can enjoy them as as is, fresh out of the oven OR you can take them to a whole new level by covering them in a glaze or cinnamon sugar.

Easy Pumpkin Donuts Recipe (Made with Cake Mix)

Here are some TIPS for making easy cake mix pumpkin spice donuts:

  • To make pumpkin donut holes, follow the same recipe but instead of a donut pan, use a donut hole pan.
  • I used spiced powdered sugar to coat these donuts but you can also dip them in a simple donut glaze OR brush some melted butter on top of each donut and just dip it in cinnamon spice granulated sugar.
  • Use yellow cake mix since it yields the best flavor (the spiced cake mix surprisingly didn’t yield the best results).
  • Since the donut batter is thick and difficult to pour into a pan, it’s easier to fill a piping bag with the batter and then pipe it into the donut pan.

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Donuts Recipe

How to make pumpkin donuts?

Start off by mixing together the cake mix powder, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice Then, spoon this mixture into a greased donut pan. Bake and let the donuts cool down. Then, cover them in a sugar and spice mixture and enjoy!

Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked this recipe, you may also like some of these other Fall and Thanksgiving desserts…

Easy pumpkin cake

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Pie Fudge with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Truffles


Easy Pumpkin Donuts Recipe

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 Donuts
Calories: 251 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz

Quick and easy pumpkin donuts recipe, made with just 4 ingredients. These baked pumpkin donuts start off with a cake mix and are covered in cinnamon sugar. 



  • 1 box Yellow cake mix
  • 15 oz Pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin spice

Sugar topping

  • 2 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin spice Or cinnamon powder


  1. In a mixing bowl, add cake mix, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice and mix everything together. It will be a thick mixture. 

  2. Spoon mixture into a donut pan. 

  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until donuts are cooked through. 

  4. Allow the donuts to cool down.

  5. While the donuts are cooling down, prepare the sugar topping mixture: Mix the sugar and pumpkin spice together in a mixing bowl.

  6. Roll around each donut in the sugar mixture and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored at room temperature. 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Pumpkin Donuts Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 316mg 13%
Potassium 99mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 39g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 110.3%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 10.6%
Iron 8.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!


  1. priya

    October 30, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    wow! Never heard of pumpkin donuts, I love donuts and this one looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      November 2, 2015 at 12:04 am

      You should really try pumpkin donuts… I am not too fond of pumpkins in general but I like them in desserts. They are just the perfect Fall treat!

  2. Evi

    November 1, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Yum! These look so delicious! Would be perfect with some apple cider. 🙂

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      November 2, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Apple cider in one hand and pumpkin donuts in another… life just couldn’t get better… eh?! 😉

  3. Ellen

    October 10, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Would these work with gluten-free cake mix?

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      October 10, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      I don’t think that should be a problem. You might have to experiment and find a brand that works best.

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