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We Tried the Tik Tok Donut Dump Cake and This is How It Turned Out

We tried the Tik Tok Donut Dump Cake recipe that is all over the internet and we’re excited to share our experience with you. Find out how to make this unique treat in your own kitchen and how it turned out for us.

Tik Tok Donut Dump Cake

This Donut Dump Cake starts off with donuts from your favorite shop.

Next we’re adding milk, cake mix, and butter to make a donut dump cake.

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Is this a breakfast item because of the donuts? Or totally a dessert?

You decide!

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Donut Dump Cake

🔑 Key to Success #1 – Use a Sturdy Donut

We’re using bakery-style donuts for the base of our dump cake so it makes sense that we’ll need the perfect donuts.

You want to look for sturdy yeast donuts for this recipe.

We used Krispy Kreme donuts and they were a bit too delicate to hold up to all the toppings that we added on top of them.

Look for a thick donut with a nice glaze on the top.

I used six whole donuts and then I cut one donut into fourth and stuffed the pieces between the whole donuts to really fill up the pan.

This recipe would work with only six donuts just as easily.

Donut Dump Cake

🔑 Key to Success #2 – Two Types of Milk

Our Dump Cake recipe uses both evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk.

You will need one large can of each type of milk.

If you’re not familiar with evaporated milk, it can often be found in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips.

You can substitute any type of milk for the evaporated milk.

I think almond milk would be really good. You could even use regular 2% milk.

Start by pouring the evaporated milk all over the donuts.

Even pour it in the holes of the donuts.

Tip! To open a can of evaporated milk, shake the can then use a can opener to cut a 1-inch slit into one side of the lid.

Then turn the can of milk halfway around and puncture another hole with the can opener.

The smaller hole will allow air in so that the liquid will easily flow out the other side slowly without spilling everywhere.

After the evaporated milk, drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the donuts.

Do not mix.

Donut Dump Cake

🔑 Key to Success #3 – Dump the Cake

Okay, maybe dump is not the right way to describe it.

Sprinkle the dry cake mix all over the top of the milk and donuts in the casserole dish.

It’s okay if some of the cake mix sinks down to the bottom.

Try to cover the entire surface of the casserole dish with the dry cake mix.

You can use the back of a spoon to spread the cake mix to the edges of the dish if it’s not smooth.

Next, cut one and a half sticks of butter into small tabs.

The thinner the better on this one.

You want lots of little pieces of butter so that you can cover as much surface area with butter as possible.

Covering the cake mix with butter will ensure that all of the cake mix is moistened and you are not left with dry cake mix on the top of your cake.

Donut Dump Cake

😋 The Verdict

We didn’t love it and we didn’t hate it.

Our donuts were pretty soggy and we had a lot of dry cake mix left on the top.

We should have used less cake mix and distributed our butter tabs more evenly for better results.

Overall, it was overly sweet and a little too soggy for our taste.

It might have been better if there was something in there to give it some crunch and texture and maybe a little bit of salt to balance things out.

If you try it, let us know what you think!

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Tik Tok Donut Cake
Donut Dump Cake

Donut Dump Cake

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

We tried the Tik Tok Donut Dump Cake recipe that is all over the internet and we're excited to share our experience with you. Find out how to make this unique Donut Cake in your own kitchen and how it turned out for us.


  • 6-8 donuts
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish.

Place as many whole donuts as you can fit in a single layer in the bottom of the casserole dish. Cut remaining donuts into pieces and stuff them between the whole donuts to fill the spaces.

Pour a can of evaporated milk over the donuts.

Drizzle a can of sweetened condensed milk over the donuts.

Sprinkle cake mix over the donuts and milk. Try to cover the entire surface of the casserole dish.

Cut 1 1/2 sticks of butter into tabs. Place tabs of butter over the dry cake mix, trying to cover as much of the surface as possible.

Do not mix.

Bake uncovered for 40 minutes. Serve immediately.


  • You may only need to use about 2/3 of the cake mix.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 454Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 550mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 5g

Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.

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Thursday 24th of November 2022

This was awesome! We had got some glazed donuts from our favorite local spot. I used Krusteaz Cinnamon flavored box cake as it has the crumbles of a coffee cake in the box 😉


Friday 27th of August 2021

Hi, would it work better if you mixed the butter and cake mix together in a bowl before spreading? Evenly distribute the butter through the cake mix.....Like you would when making a graham cracker crust...And in the Tik Tok I saw, they added a can of cherry, and a can of blueberry pie filling over the donuts (one can on half and the other on the other half) before topping with cake mix. I don't remember seeing any milk...I haven't tried the recipe yet. I have a box of Little Debbie's I might use for the bottom.

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