Infused Cake Doughnuts

Infused Doughnuts

The Dutch were the first to invent the doughnut: settlers who landed in New York quite enjoyed the sweet dough tossed and fried in pig’s fat. Over time, doughnuts developed their notorious center-less shape after complaints of raw centers required the recipe to adapt a bit.

Today, doughnuts are an American staple found practically everywhere throughout the country.

Doughnuts are traditionally fried, so if you want the flavor of the doughnut to come from within, rather than from the glaze on top of it, you may want to opt for making cake doughnuts. Cake doughnuts are also a great option for those looking to avoid fried foods or for those wanting to decorate some doughnuts with relatively easy clean-up time.

Ready to find your favorite cannabis-infused doughnut recipe? Grab your Ardent device and keep reading!

How to Get Started

The most important thing to keep in mind when making cake doughnuts are your decorative elements! We dip our infused doughnuts in chocolate, and to make things easier, we use melts that turn to liquid quickly in the microwave or FX. Keep some white chocolate and some dark chocolate on hand. You can also change the color of your white chocolate by using a gel-based food coloring.

To make a drizzled chocolate effect, dip your spoon in chocolate and quickly swing it back and forth over the desired space. The gravity helps the chocolate thin out and propel over the surface area.

It’s fun to keep chocolate letters on hand (they keep best in the freezer,) for writing out names, birthday wishes, etc. Also, it doesn’t hurt to keep a variety of themed, mixed, and separately colored sprinkles on hand for monochrome or custom looks.

Another element to take your cannabis-infused cake doughnuts to the next level is shine: everything from edible glitter to gold flakes and luster dust, a metallic finish gives doughnuts an ultra-polished look.

Lastly, when presenting your infused cake doughnuts, consider a “doughnut wall” structure for display. This popular set-up is found at weddings, trade shows, graduation parties, and gatherings of all types. Otherwise, pieces of parchment paper and a chic serving tray will do the trick!

Equipment Needed

  • Doughnut pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Silicone spatula
  • Ardent Nova or FX


  • 2 tablespoons cannabutter
  • ⅛ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅙ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ⅓ cup flour
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • Chocolate for decorating

How to make cannabis-infused cake doughnuts:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cannabutter, vegetable oil, sugars, and egg. Stir and combine well.
  3. Add baking powder and baking soda. Mix. Then add flour and milk, little bits at a time, alternating and mixing between each.
  4. Spoon batter into a greased doughnut pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Allow your doughnuts to fully cool, then begin decorating. Cool and enjoy!

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