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pumpkin spice cake mix donuts with cream cheese frosting and fall sprinkles on a white plate with cloth pumpkins
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Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Donuts

2 ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Donuts are made with cake mix and pumpkin puree and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting. Perfect for fall!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword 2 ingredient donuts, cake mix donuts, pumpkin spice donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 401kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5



For the Donuts

  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice optional
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg optional
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon optional

For the Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • dash cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Spray donut pans with non stick baking spray
  • Mix cake mix and pumpkin puree and spices (if using) in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
  • Spoon batter into a piping bag or a gallon freezer storage bag, and cut the tip off of one corner
  • Pipe batter into each cavity about two-thirds full
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until donuts bounce back lightly when pressed
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes before removing to a baking rack to cool completely

For the frosting

  • Cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth
  • Add in the vanilla and stir until fully combined
  • Gradually mix in the powdered sugar
  • Stir in the whipping cream
  • Add the pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and nutmeg, and stir well
  • Spread frosting over the donuts and top with fall sprinkles


Add milk instead of whipping cream for a thinner frosting.
For thick frosting, omit cream or milk.


Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 6039IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3mg