Let me put out a disclaimer that these aren’t really strawberry shortcake donut bites. In fact, they’re not really “strawberry shortcake.”
Sorry for that.
But!! this isn’t the first time you’ve heard of things that aren’t really what they seem.
Like the Snuggie.
Okay, so: a blanket that you can wear. Supposed to conjure feelings of comfort and warmth. But um, have you seen the Snuggie commercials? Everyone’s all happy and snuggiefied on the couch but we all know you cannot be happy OR snuggiefied on the couch if A) your couch is neither comfy nor warm or B) there’s nothing good on TV.
Have you ever tried to get comfy on the couch and realized nothing was on? Suddenly your cushions feel like nails and you can’t wait to get off the thing. I just cannot watch crappy TV shows and feel comfortable at the same time. It just can’t happen.
Thus, the Snuggie isn’t all what it seems to be. Not even the leopard print Snuggie can make me feel comfortable if Jersey Shore is on. Blech.
But whatever, I called these Strawberry Shortcake Donut Bites because they’re strawberry-flavored donut bites that are drizzled with vanilla icing and topped with sprinkles. So…. kinda like a strawberry shortcake? Can we just pretend FOR ONCE I’m right?!
This is my blog. I’m always right. That means pink is THE BEST color ever; the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is THE BEST Real Housewives series (ugh–Atlanta and Miami are Tackysville); and if I make strawberry donut bites out of cake mix and slather them with vanilla icing they’re Strawberry Shortcake Donut Bites.
Now eat up!
1 box strawberry cake mix
3 egg whites
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 & 1/3 cups water
1 can vanilla icing
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a miniature donut pan with cooking spray. You can also make these normal sized–just grease up one of those pans if you have one, too.
2. In a large bowl, beat together cake mix, egg whites, oil and water until blended and creamy. Portion batter among greased donut cavities with a cookie dough scoop (one scoop per cavity).
3. Bake for approx. 5-7 minutes or until springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not overbake! If baking larger donuts, bake for about 8-10 minutes or until done. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes in the pan, then gently pat onto a wire rack to cool completely.
4. Zap the icing in a microwaveable bowl for about 15 seconds or until slightly melted (not completely runny). Drizzle icing on cooled donut bites and top immediately with sprinkles.
Have a wonderful (relaxing) weekend!