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chopped pecan topping on baked doughnuts

Butter Pecan Baked Doughnuts

A delicious baked doughnut recipe made easy by starting with butter pecan cake mix

Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Doughnuts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling 5 minutes
Servings 24
Author Beverly


  • 1 Box Butter Pecan Cake Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 12 oz Applesauce
  • 1/2 Cup Milk


  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 TBS Butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 TBS Half and Half

Pecan Topping

  • 1/2 Cup Pecans (chopped)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425. Prepare doughnut pans with cooking spray.

  2. Combine all ingredients for cake in large mixing bowl. Stir until blended.

  3. Spoon batter into prepared pans.

  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Check. Add up to 2 additional minutes if needed.

  5. Remove from pans and place on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes.

Glaze and Topping

  1. Chop pecans and set aside.

  2. Combine all half and half, butter, vanilla, and milk using an electric mixer until smooth. Add more milk if needed.

  3. Place cooling rack with doughnuts on top of a baking sheet.

  4. Spoon glaze over each doughnut.

  5. Sprinkle with chopped pecans or sugar sprinkles.

  6. Store in an airtight container.