Cereal Doughnut Hole Cake with Cereal Milk Frosting

This pull-apart doughnut cereal cake is lethal, yet amazing. It's best served at brunch parties with a side of mimosa or in bed with friends while watching FriendsUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or another sitcom of your choice. 

Cereal Milk

  • 2 3/4 cups regular cornflakes, baked 
  • 3 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Cereal Milk Frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons cereal milk, at room temperature

Doughnut Cake

  • 50 doughnut holes 

  • 1-3 kinds of cereal, your choice


1. Heat the oven to 300F.

2. Spread cornflakes on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake for 5-7 minutes, until lightly toasted. Cool completely.

3. Transfer the cooled cornflakes to a pitcher or bowl. Pour the milk into the bowl and stir. Let steep for 20 minutes at room temperature.

4. Strain the mixture through a sieve, collecting the milk in a medium bowl. The milk will drain off quickly at first, then become thicker and starchy toward the end of the straining process. Try to gather as much milk as possible, but do not force the mushy cornflakes through the holes.

Hopefully you have a better strainer. 

5. Whisk brown sugar and salt into the milk until fully dissolved. Store in the fridge.

6. After the milk has sat for 20 minutes, beat powdered sugar and butter together on medium-slow speed until well mixed.

7. Slowly add 2 tablespoons cereal milk into the butter mixture a couple teaspoons at a time. Once all the milk has been incorporated, mix at higher speed.

8. Continue beating until the frosting is light and fluffy, approximately 5 minutes. Set frosting aside to assemble the cake.

9. Spread your first layer of doughnut holes onto a plate and sprinkle with cereal. 

9. Spread your first layer of doughnut holes onto a plate and sprinkle with cereal. 

10. Spread icing on top and add more cereal (same or different kind, whatever you desire).

11. Repeat.

12. Repeat.

13. Repeat!

14. Pull it all apart and eat it!