How to Use a Donut Hole Pan for Custom Treats

Donut Holes Stacked on a Plate With a Lit Candle on Top

Sprinkle them, frost them, stack them, or pop them in a cone. A donut hole pan lets you make treats that are the perfect two-bite size.

Baked Donut Holes

1. Brush the wells of your Donut Hole Pan with oil. Don’t use an aerosol nonstick spray, they tend to leave a film and can make your pan sticky over time.
2. Add batter to each well until two-thirds full; do not overfill. If you’re using a packaged mix, one
14–16.25-oz. (396–461-g) mix makes about 72 mini donut holes. Tip: You can use a decorating
bag with an open tip to easily fill the wells.
3. The bake time will vary depending on your recipe, but most packaged mixes will bake in about
10–15 minutes.
4. Set the pan on a cooling rack for 5 minutes.
5. To remove, invert the pan over a tray or cooling rack and gently tap the pan. If the donut holes
stick, use a releasing tool around the sides.
6. Let cool completely before decorating.

20 Responses to How to Use a Donut Hole Pan for Custom Treats

  1. Odris May 4, 2021 at 6:44 am #

    Can’t wait to get my mine

  2. Toby Rosenthal May 26, 2021 at 8:09 am #

    How much is the pan

    • Nancy Burton May 27, 2021 at 7:55 pm #

      It’s $27.00.

  3. Steve Harrington June 13, 2021 at 7:25 pm #

    I made donut holes for the first time. I cannot believe how light and fluffy they come out using the donut mix. Absolutely delicious, even without a topping. I added the kale and fiber enrichable and you never even could tell except it was green (how fun for kids to have a green donut). They are not too sweet either. So so good!

  4. Jeannie June 15, 2021 at 9:04 pm #

    Are there recipes without using the Pampered Chef mix? I don’t have the mix yet and would like to make the donut holes. Also looking for topping recipes.

    • Joy Lacombe June 22, 2021 at 6:47 am #

      Also looking for recipe as I have my pan! I tried regular choc chip cookie dough and they came out great, have a small dip in them, so filled it with ice cream!

      • Paula March 13, 2022 at 10:19 am #

        Cake mix any flavor (I like spice)
        1 cup applesauce
        1 cup water

        • Heather December 4, 2022 at 5:26 am #

          Hero!!! Thank you!

    • Gerene Hackney June 24, 2021 at 11:51 pm #

      You could make bite sized biscuits, corn bread, hushpuppies, meatballs, brownies…..I am going to try cake mix for cake bites.

    • Charla July 9, 2021 at 9:44 am #

      You can use the vanilla donut recipe from PC (or any of their donut recipes) and it works great with the donut hole pan as well as the mini donut pan.

    • Lori Randall February 19, 2022 at 7:12 am #

      Yes, try this!
      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.)

      Add all dry ingredients to a bowl (flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt), and mix them well.
      Add the egg, milk and vegetable oil and mix well.
      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).
      Place a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water (double-boiler style) and add the butter and chocolate. Melt the chocolate/butter mix completely until smooth and shiny.
      Cover the donut holes with the chocolate coating.
      Serve & enjoy!

      • Beth February 12, 2023 at 8:29 am #

        What temperature do you use for baking?

  5. Kay Heikes July 8, 2021 at 8:53 am #

    The donut holes were absolutely delicious can you purchase the donut mix separately?

  6. Michelle Barkley July 8, 2021 at 6:53 pm #

    Has anyone tried a GF donut mix? If so, any recommendations?

    • Barb November 7, 2023 at 5:53 pm #

      I used GF flour for mine and they were perfect

  7. Katherine Fredette January 26, 2022 at 6:08 pm #

    Can you use regular cake mix?

    • Rosalie March 2, 2023 at 7:33 pm #

      Yes any kind of cake lwhichever one you like
      Don’t follow the directions on the box

      1 box cake mix, any flavor (I used a white cake mix)
      1 large egg
      1/3 cup vegetable oil
      3/4 cup milk
      1 tsp vanilla extract

      ▪ Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and spray your donut pans with non-stick spray.
      ▪ Place your cake mix, egg, oil, milk, and vanilla extract into a large mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer or whisk
      , until well combined.
      ▪ Next, scoop with med / small size ice cream scoop donut batter into pan and carefully fill each donut cavity 3/4 of the way full.
      ▪ Place your donut pans into the oven and bake for 7-10 minutes, or until the donuts are a light golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the
      center comes out clean.

      Let cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
      about 10-15 minutes

      While donuts are cooling make glaze whatever one you like

  8. Anthony September 14, 2022 at 6:47 pm #

    Can you tell me how large each hole is (width/height) pls? Would like to know prior to ordering for I do not want it too small. Thanks so much.

  9. Lynnie February 5, 2023 at 10:39 am #

    So if you were making cake pops, when do you insert the stick?

  10. Jenny December 9, 2023 at 10:04 pm #

    Will this pan work with brownie mixes?

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