How to Make Donut Holes in a Cake Pop Maker

Donut holes, traditionally the dough that comes from the center of the donut, have become such a popular confection that donut shops have dedicated special cutters to recreate the treat into a slightly larger, but still bite-size snack. They come in any and all flavors that you would see the donut adorned in, including fillings, glazes, chocolate and sprinkles.

If the thought of trying to fry balls of batter in a piping hot pot of oil doesn’t sound enticing to you, why not try making them the easy way? In this particular recipe, we will be showing you how to make donut holes in a cake pop maker. You heard that right, the cake pop maker is not only for cake pops! Let’s begin.

Chocolate covered donut holes on a white serving dish.

Servings: 40 cake pops, approximately

Prep Time: 40 mins.

Cook Time: 20 mins.

Step #1. Prepare Ingredients

Cake pop donut holes prepped ingredients.

For the Donut Holes:

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder 
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

For the Chocolate Coating:

  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup chocolate bar pieces (about 175 g.)

Tools:

Step #2. Mix Dry Ingredients

Bowl of flour, whisk on the side.

Add all dry ingredients to a bowl (flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt), and mix them well.

Bowl of flour and sugar, whisk on the side.
Bowl of cocoa, flour and sugar, whisk on the side.
Bowl of chocolate donut ingredients mixed together.

Step #3. Add Wet Ingredients

A bowl filled with donut mix and egg.

Add the egg, milk and vegetable oil and mix well.

A bowl filled with donut mix, egg and milk.
A bowl filled with donut mix, egg, milk and vegetable oil.
Donut cake mix mixed together in a bowl with whisk.

Step #4. Pour Batter into Cake Pop Maker & Bake

Cake pop maker filled with chocolate donut batter.

Pour the batter into the cake pop maker (fill them about 1 mm from the top). Bake them for around 4-5 minutes (You can test with a toothpick. If it comes out dry, they are ready).

Donut holes in cake pop maker.

Step #5. Melt the Donut Hole Coating

Bowl of chocolate bar chunks, melting.

Place a metal bowl over boiling water (double-boiler style) and add the butter and chocolate. Melt the chocolate/butter mix completely until smooth and shiny.

Bowl of chocolate bar chunks and butter on element.
Bowl of melted chocolate and butter mixture.

Step #6. Dip the Donut Holes in the Chocolate Coating

Cake pop maker, bowl of melted chocolate coating and dish of chocolate covered donut holes.

Cover the donut holes with the chocolate coating.

Step #7. Serve & Enjoy!

Chocolate covered donut holes on a white serving dish.
Chocolate covered donut holes on a white serving dish.
Chocolate covered donut holes on a white serving dish.

Any chocolate lover will find it hard not to try this cake pop maker donut hole recipe. Starting with a chocolatey batter and finishing with a smooth, decadent, melted chocolate coating, this little treat has all sweet-tooth bases covered. The cake pop maker allows for a quick bake-up of the donut holes without the mess and calories of frying oil. You literally pipe the batter in, close the lid and 5 minutes later: voila! Perfectly rounded, moist baked donut holes ready for snack time or dessert.

They taste best when eaten fresh, but if you are wanting to make them ahead of time, similar to cake pops, you can store them in in an air-tight container in the fridge for a couple of weeks or freeze them for 2 to 3 months.

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Cake Pop Maker Donut Hole Recipe

If the thought of trying to fry balls of batter in a piping hot pot of oil doesn’t sound enticing to you, why not try making them the easy way? In this particular recipe, we will be showing you how to make donut holes in a cake pop maker.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 40 cake pops
Calories 77kcal
Author Joss D

Ingredients

For the Donut Holes:

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

For the Chocolate Coating:

  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup chocolate bar pieces (about 175 g.)

Tools

  • Electric cake pop maker
  • Whisk
  • Metal bowl and pot (double-boiler)

Instructions

  • Add all dry ingredients to a bowl (flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt), and mix them well.
    Bowl of chocolate donut ingredients mixed together.
  • Add the egg, milk and vegetable oil and mix well.
    Donut cake mix mixed together in a bowl with whisk.
  • Pour the batter into the cake pop maker (fill them about 1 mm from the top). Bake them for around 4-5 minutes (You can test with a toothpick. If it comes out dry, they are ready).
    Cake pop maker filled with chocolate donut batter.
  • Place a metal bowl over boiling water (double-boiler style) and add the butter and chocolate. Melt the chocolate/butter mix completely until smooth and shiny.
    Bowl of melted chocolate and butter mixture.
  • Cover the donut holes with the chocolate coating.
    Cake pop maker, bowl of melted chocolate coating and dish of chocolate covered donut holes.
  • Serve & enjoy!
    Chocolate covered donut holes on a white serving dish.

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Nutrition Facts
Cake Pop Maker Donut Hole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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