Cake Doughnut Muffins…oh yes please!

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Don’t they just sound so warm and squishy?!
Cake.  Doughnut.  Muffin.
My 3 favourite things all in one recipe.  Life is good.
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Here’s the Recipe:
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Cake Doughnut Muffins

Servings 12



  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate bowl, thoroughly combine oil, sugar, egg and milk.
  3. Add liquid mix to dry mix, and gently combine. Don't overmix.
  4. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full. I didn't use paper muffin cups for this recipe, I just sprayed a muffin tin with oil.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
  6. While they are baking, make the topping (butter and sugar separate!). Melt butter in one bowl. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
  7. As soon as they come out of the oven, remove the muffins from the tin.
  8. Dip muffin tops in butter, then dip in sugar/cinnamon mix.
  9. Let cool!
Adapted from Muffin Mania and the Joy of Cooking
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Have a delicious day!
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  • Reply Craftberry Bush May 27, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    ridiculously delish….oh my…xo

  • Reply A Stone Gatherer May 27, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    Yum!!! I’m new to your blog and I’m lovin’ it!!!!

  • Reply Rebecca May 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    These look great. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Danielle Renee May 28, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    Yes, Yes, Yes! Yum, Yum, Yum! That thought really did run through my head while looking at these. They look so good.

  • Reply Anonymous May 28, 2011 at 1:47 AM

    How Yummy do these look!?! I might just have my treat for my dad’s Father’s Day Gift!

  • Reply Jengerbread May 28, 2011 at 2:37 AM

    Yummy! I may have to try these!

  • Reply Kelli @ RTSM May 28, 2011 at 2:46 AM

    Two awesome breakfast foods mixed together with cake…yummy!

  • Reply Chef in Training May 28, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    this looks amazing! I am definitely going to have to try out this recipe! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  • Reply Just Jaime May 29, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    Looks tasty!

  • Reply Amanda May 29, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    3 of the best food groups in one! These sound wonderful, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply ElisabethAndrée May 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    It looks delicious, tasty, yummy. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply May 29, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    These look so good! And I can’t imagine the combination of cake, doughnuts, and muffins being anything but delicious. I might have to try those!
    Star Hughes Living

  • Reply {nifty thrifty things} May 29, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    OMG! These look heavenly!!
    I would love it if you shared this @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!

  • Reply Ani May 30, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    Donuts are one of my favorites! I’m excited to try this recipe!

  • Reply Belinda-the Lattimore acre May 31, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Oh these look so good – making them!!

  • Reply Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum May 31, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    These look beautiful in their simplicity! I am totally going to the kitchen right now to make some…(well maybe in a few minutes)! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Kim June 1, 2011 at 1:48 AM

    I made them tonight for my boys. Super easy and very yummy!

  • Reply Sarah E. June 2, 2011 at 2:45 AM

    Those look delicious! Cannot wait to try them 🙂

    Stumbled your post!

  • Reply Miz Helen June 7, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Hi Jo Anna,
    What a fabulous muffin! Cake doughnut in a muffin, well it doesn’t get much better than that. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

  • Reply Sallie August 10, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    OMG! Looks delicious! I can’t wait until Saturday (our muffins for breakfast day) so I can try this.

  • Reply Lady Behind The Curtain August 16, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I’d like to invite you back this week.
    I hope to see you again!

  • Reply Kulia J March 1, 2012 at 1:34 AM

    Loved this recipe, thank you!

    I subbed 5 Tbs. MILA and water for the Oil and they were still light, fluffy, sugary and oh-so-edible at our after school picnic.

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