Birthday Bismarks

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Looking for a way to make someone’s birthday extra super special? How about a special breakfast? A special homemade breakfast consisting of super awesome donuts?! I’m talking about Birthday Bismarks: the dough is made with a funfetti cake mix, fluffy cake batter filling, and the glaze is also cake batter and then the whole thing gets dunked in rainbow sprinkles! Sounds like the most epic birthday breakfast ever right?! I’m pretty sure that if you make this for someone for their birthday it will totally make their day!

We start with the doughnut dough. In a large bowl place funfetti cake mix, yeast, salt, vanilla, and bread flour.

Add water and stir together well. No need to knead – just mix it until it is well combined.

Place the dough in a large greased bowl to rise. Cover with a greased piece of waxed paper. Allow to rise 1 hour.

Punch down dough and allow to rise another hour.

Place your lard in a large pot and start to heat it at about medium-high heat.

Roll your dough out on a floured surface to about a 1/2-inch thickness.

Cut the dough into circles, I used three different sizes. Keep the scraps to use to test the lard for how hot it is.

Place the dough circles onto greased baking sheets and cover until the lard is heated.

Fill a 9×13-inch cake pan with wadded up paper towel, then cover the top with more paper towel, this is where you will set the donuts immediately after they are fried. Set aside.

Once you think the lard is heated enough try frying one of your little scraps in it. Brown it on one side and then the other. It shouldn’t take a super long time, just for a minute or two each side. If your lard is ready fry all the donuts!!!

You can set the donuts on a wire rack to cool completely.

While the donuts cool You can make the cake batter filling. In the bowl of an electric mixer place shortening, powdered sugar, yellow cake mix, and heavy whipping cream.

Whip together well.

Fill a piping bag, fitted with a Bismark tip, with the filling.

Fill each donut with the filling, you might want to fill each side of the donuts so that there is lots of filling! Try not to overfill them though because then the filling might explode out the side!!

Now it is time to make the cake batter glaze. In the top of a double boiler combine: powdered sugar, yellow cake mix, water, light corn syrup, vanilla, and butter flavoring.

Heat and stir until the mixture becomes smooth. You might have to add a bit of warm water to it if it seems too thick. Just add warm water about a 1/4 t. at a time.

Place your rainbow sprinkles in a bowl. I love the sprinkles!!!

Dip the top of each doughnut into the glaze.

Dip the doughnuts glazed side down into the sprinkles and place them on a wire rack to dry.

Now they are complete! Time to make someone’s birthday the best ever! These Birthday Bismarks are best served the same day, if you have leftovers it is best to freeze them for when you want them. Enjoy!


Birthday Bismarks
Birthday Bismarks: A donut made with a cake mix, filled with cake batter filling, glazed with cake batter glaze, and then topped with an incredible amount of sprinkles! Sure to make any birthday better!
  • For the Dough:
  • 1 box funfetti cake mix
  • 4½t. instant dry yeast
  • 2½c. water
  • 1t. salt
  • 1t. pure vanilla extract
  • 5c. bread flour
  • 4lb lard
  • For the Cake Batter Filling:
  • 1½c. vegetable shortening
  • 2½c. powdered sugar
  • 2c. yellow cake mix
  • ½c. heavy cream
  • For the Cake Batter Glaze:
  • 7c. powdered sugar
  • 2c. yellow cake mix
  • ½c. water (more if needed)
  • ½c. light corn syrup
  • 1t. pure vanilla extract
  • 1t. butter flavoring
  • large container rainbow jimmies
  1. For the Dough:
  2. In a large bowl combine all Dough ingredients, except the lard. Mix until well combined.
  3. Place dough in a large greased bowl, covered, to rise 1 hour. Puch down dough and rise 1 more hour.
  4. Place lard in a large pot and heat over medium-high.
  5. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to about ½-inch thickness.
  6. Cut dough into circles and place on greased sheet pans.
  7. Fry donuts in hot lard, flipping them once one side has browned.
  8. Place fried donuts in a cake pan filled with paper towels to absorb some of the grease. Cool completely on wire racks.
  9. For the Cake Batter Filling:
  10. In the bowl of an electric mixer whip together all the Filling ingredients until smooth.
  11. Place filling in a piping bag fitted with a Bismark tip and fill each donut.
  12. For the Cake Batter Glaze:
  13. In the top of a double boiler place all the Glaze ingredients, except the rainbow jimmies.
  14. Heat and stir the Glaze until it becomes nice and smooth. If you think that the glaze is too thick add some hot water, add the water in about ¼t. until the right consistency is reached. Do not over heat.
  15. Dip the top of a donut into the glaze. Immediately dip it into the sprinkles. Repeat with remaining donuts.
  16. Serve the same day or freeze for later. Do not store in an airtight container.

Original Recipe By: Rilla Banks (A.K.A. Epic Sweet)

Donut dough borrowed from Chef in Training‘s Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls… If you want some killer cinnamon rolls this is your recipe!