Matt and Leo got me a Babycakes doughnut maker for Mother's Day :) they had them on sale at Kohl's and I pointed it out to Matt while we were dress shoe shopping not long ago.
I don't think I'd use the box mixes again, and until I find a good recipe this might end up just being used to make quick muffins or pancakes, but they cook up fast (6 in about 3 minutes) and are really cute.
I made a scratch recipe I found online - not good at all despite what everyone said about the recipe :( - then I did the cinnamon sugar and chocolate mixes I got with the maker. the vanilla base with cinnamon sugar topping was alright. I ran out of the mixture halfway through the doughnuts, so I dusted the rest with powdered sugar. I wanna try the vanilla recipe from scratch and see if it's better than the boxed mix.
I think the best was the chocolate, but not because they resembled anything that of a doughnut besides the shape, but because it was like eating a chocolate cake :) they were Leo's favorite, too.
I wanted to see how a muffin mix did in it - pretty much tastes like a muffin. my favorite doughnuts are glazed blueberry cake, and if I could adapt a mix to make my own I'll be... well, super fat, but happy while I'm eating them, anyway! ;)