How to Make a 4-Layer Donut Cake

by Snapguide Team

This guide is in partnership with Studio Ink.


  • 1 yellow box cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ Cups oil
  • donuts
  • ¾ Cups chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    We firmly stand by the mantra, “Birthday calories don’t count.” So for your or your friend’s next birthday, celebrate by making this crazy indulgent donut cake.

    Step 2

    We partnered with Studio Ink (in fact, their adorable Lauren Hom card was the inspiration for this recipe!) to make this fabulous, over-the-top dessert.

    Step 3

    Mix batter according to cake mix directions. Break up a couple of donuts and add to the batter. Add batter to bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.

    Step 4

    To make the frosting, melt together the chocolate, butter, and honey and stir until you get a smooth consistency.

    Step 5

    Let the cake cool. Place one of the bundt cakes on a cake stand. Place donuts all over the cake layer. Add another bundt cake on the donuts. Frost that layer with frosting and add more donuts.

    Step 6

    Given how indulgent this cake is, we thought it was appropriate to top the cake with this card, along with some pom-pom bunting. :)

    Step 7

    Alright, let’s dig in!