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Far Out Baked Galaxy Cake Donuts

Cake donuts are easy to bake and fun to decorate.

With a box of cake mix and some simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of far-out donuts in no time.

Galaxy-Glazed Baked Cake Donuts

Instead of purchasing a box of donuts for your next sleepover, bake up some galaxy donuts.

Kids can help create otherworldly glaze swirls.

Galaxy donuts stacked on a plate.

Perhaps you’re planning a space brunch or space-themed bridal shower.

Those both sound like events I’d love to attend.

Maybe you plan to have a day of watching space movies.

Whatever the case, there’s no reason needed to make galaxy donuts.

Galaxy donuts with star sprinkles stacked on a plate.

All you need to do is bake donuts using a box of cake mix and a donut pan.

Put the cake batter into a bag and snip the end to fill the donut pan easily.

Be sure to read our notes in the recipe card regarding temperature adjustments depending on your donut pan.

Galaxy cake donuts with glaze on a rack.

Once you’re ready to decorate the cake donuts, it’s time to launch your creativity!

Go wild with the colors because there are no rules when it comes to making your galaxy unique.

Maybe the colors you want to use are for a galaxy not yet discovered.

To infinity and beyond with the glaze options!

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Steps to make baked cake galaxy donuts.
Yield: 24 donuts

Galaxy Donuts Recipe

Galaxy donuts stacked on a plate.

Bake up some cake donuts for your next brunch or party. The gorgeous space glaze will please the biggest galaxy fans. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • 15.25 oz chocolate cake mix, 1 package
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • Icing Ingredients:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Wilton royal blue food coloring
  • Wilton pink food coloring
  • Wilton violet food coloring
  • Wilton black food coloring
  • Wilton Silver Stars
  • White pearlized jimmies


Donut Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 and generously grease a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add cake mix, water, oil and egg to a mixing bowl and mix well. Pour into a large, gallon size, resealable bag. Seal. Snip the tip and pipe batter into prepared pan. Fill pans about half full of batter. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until done. Let set in pan for 5 minutes before removing from pan and cooling on a wire rack. Let cool completely before icing.

Icing Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add sugar, half and half and vanilla. Whisk well until combined making sure mixture is "ribbony" when lifted with whisk. Divide into four separate bowls. Color each bowl a separate color. Pour each color into a shallow bowl or dish and swirl with toothpicks to mix colors.
  2. Dip donuts into icing and twist to swirl colors. Lift and let drizzle a bit before flipping over and letting drip onto a wire rack. Add sprinkles and stars.
  3. Repeat until all donuts are frosted.


Nutrition facts are only an estimate and do not include toppings.
The donut pans are from Amazon. Because they are dark, we reduced the cooking temperature by 25 degrees. If you have light-colored donut pans, we suggest you bake at 350 degrees.
These are standard size donuts. 

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 donut

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 1g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Baked cake donuts on a plate. Galaxy donuts stacked.

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Lisa Joy Thompson

Wednesday 18th of December 2019

Donuts are my favorite food but I've never made cake donuts before. I've made boston cream donuts and glazed donuts, but I totally need to try my hand at these. They're so fun!

Laura Tveras

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

Love this! I didn't know they made donut pans, and the glaze colors are really pretty! Going to try this soon!


Tuesday 28th of May 2019

I love cake donuts. These donuts are fabulous!

Lily Kwan

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

Cassandra D

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

I like the galaxy donuts recipe and I would love to try this recipe.

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