Giant Frosted Donut Cake

Recipe by A Joyful Riot
READY IN: 34mins


  • 1
    boxed cake, plus ingredients according to package or 1 your favorite recipe for cake
  • 1
    (16 ounce) can frosting or (16 ounce) can your favorite recipe for frosting
  • assorted color sixlets candy
  • 2
    donut bundt pans for baking cake
  • melon, baller
  • icing, bag and pastry tip


  • Mix batter according to package or recipe directions.
  • Divide batter equally into two donut bundt pans.
  • Bake for the suggested amount of time (found on the box of cake mix).
  • Remove cakes from oven and allow to completely cool, about 2 hours.
  • Remove cooled cakes from pans and place them flat side down on a parchment paper covered plate.
  • Transfer cakes to freezer and allow to harden, about 1 hour and up to two days.
  • When the cakes are hard, remove them from the freezer and turn them upside down on a level surface (cutting board or plate).
  • Use a sharp knife to level the flat side of the cakes off a bit.
  • Taking the melon baller, scoop out a ring around the middle of each cake.
  • Spoon about half of your frosting into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip, #2A or bigger.
  • Fill the scooped out portion of the cakes with this frosting.
  • Place one cake on top of the other, flat sides together to form a giant donut cake.
  • Frost the top of the donut with the remaining frosting.
  • Place sixlet “sprinkles” randomly over the top of the cake.