Cake Donuts

While working with the second ER crew this week, I decided to take advantage of the oil in the deep fryer at home, and dry up some donuts for the staff to enjoy.

I debated between yeast donuts and cake, and decided to go with the cake donuts. Great choice.

After 2 hours, all the donuts are sadly gone…


Donuts –
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 quarts oil for deep frying

Sugar Coating –
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup white sugar

Glaze –
1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp hot water


1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and nutmeg. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg, butter, and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

2. Heat oil in a deep heavy skillet or deep-fryer to 370 degrees F (185 degrees C). On a floured board, roll chilled dough out to 1/2 inch thickness. Use a 3 inch round cutter to cut out doughnuts. Use a smaller cutter to cut holes from center. If you do not have a small cutter, use the mouth of a bottle.

3. Fry doughnuts in hot oil until golden brown, turning once. Remove from oil to drain on paper plates.

For Sugar Coating:
1. Combine the remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar in a large resealable bag.

2. Place a few warm donuts into the bag at a time, seal and shake to coat.

For Glazed Coating:
1. Melt butter in a saucepan on medium-low heat. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix to incorporate. Remove pan from heat, and stir in a tablespoon at a time to thin glaze.

2. Dip warm donuts into glaze, and place them onto wire rack over paper towels to cool.



Filed under Baking, Breakfast

2 responses to “Cake Donuts

  1. Loved your recipe, its very detailed! =)

  2. Magnificent website. Plenty of helpful information here. I am sending it to several friends ans additionally sharing in delicious. And naturally, thank you to your effort!

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