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Cake Doughnut Muffins

These  Cake Doughnut Muffins are a delicious and easy homemade snack!  A sweet light cinnamon flavoured muffin with a scrumptious cinnamon sugar mix on top!

There are fewer ingredients in life that go together better than cake, cinnamon and sugar.  And these Cake Doughnut Muffins are basically these 3 ingredients…and they’re delicious.  And don’t they just sound so warm and squishy?!  Cake.  Doughnut.  Muffin.  My 3 favourite things all in one recipe.  Life is good.

This is a great recipe for those days when you need something to snack on or something for the kids lunches, because almost everyone likes them.  And they’re easy to make with simple ingredients you likely have in your pantry already.   In fact they’re so easy, you should have your kids make them, they’re a great beginner baking recipe.

Cake Doughnut Muffins

My kids have finally reached that age where they are big helpers in the kitchen. They’re old enough to complete a recipe from beginning to end without much involvement from me.  At first I actually found it kind of hard to have them take over in the kitchen, but I have learned to embrace and really appreciate it.  If they want to bake cookies or make lunch, I’m all for it.

Cake Doughnut Muffins

Their contribution to our family in ways like this are invaluable.  It takes a lot of pressure off of me, and provides great learning for them.  I love it.  My daughter has turned into quite the baker…she’s made some cookies that rival mine for sure!  Love that.In fact, my daughter made these muffins, and they’re delicious! Don’t they look great?

Cake Doughnut Muffins

If you’re looking for a simple and delicious muffin recipe, this one is for you!  These are also SO good with raspberry jam spread on them.  Yum yum yum.  I hope you enjoy them!



Cake Doughnut Muffins

These  Cake Doughnut Muffins are a delicious and easy homemade snack!  A sweet light cinnamon flavoured muffin with a scrumptious cinnamon sugar mix on top!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 medium muffins 1x




  • 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


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


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, egg and milk.
  4. Add the milk mix to the flour mix and gently combine. Don’t over mix the batter or the muffins will be chewy.
  5. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper muffin cups, then fill them about 2/3 full with the batter.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

While the muffins are baking, make the topping: the melted butter and cinnamon/sugar are to be prepared separate!

  1. First melt the butter in one bowl.
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
  3. As soon as the muffins come out of the oven, remove them from the tin.
  4. Dip muffin tops in butter, then dip in sugar/cinnamon mix.
  5. Enjoy!
Adapted from Muffin Mania and the Joy of Cooking

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    Craftberry Bush
    May 27, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    ridiculously delish….oh my…xo

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      June 10, 2020 at 11:16 PM

      It’s look amazing can I us water instead of the milk

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        Jo-Anna Rooney
        June 11, 2020 at 10:09 AM

        Hi Mazal! I’m sure you can, but they likely won’t turn out as moist.

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

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

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    May 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    These look great. Thanks for sharing!

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    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.

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    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!

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    May 28, 2011 at 2:37 AM

    Yummy! I may have to try these!

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

    Two awesome breakfast foods mixed together with cake…yummy!

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    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!

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    Just Jaime
    May 29, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    Looks tasty!

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    May 29, 2011 at 9:12 AM

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

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    May 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM

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

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    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

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    May 30, 2011 at 5:45 PM

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

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

    Oh these look so good – making them!!

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    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!

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    June 1, 2011 at 1:48 AM

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

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

    Those look delicious! Cannot wait to try them 🙂

    Stumbled your post!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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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    May 29, 2017 at 4:25 AM

    This is fantastic! Not only tasty but so quick and easy to make.

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