Fluffy Cake Doughnuts

Fluffy Cake Doughnuts


"This recipe is very quick and easy to make. I have a donut pan, which is like a muffin pan, but has donut shaped holes rather than muffin shaped holes. These donuts are baked not fried, so they don't have so many calories. I mix up either a powdered sugar glaze or a chocolate icing to top these with. They can also be rolled in cinnamon and white sugar, but it doesn't stick very well. My husband likes them just plain. For a chocolate glaze, simply stir 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips into the glaze mixture."


30 m servings 196 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.9g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 272 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a doughnut pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Stir in milk, eggs, vanilla and shortening. Beat together until well blended.
  3. Fill each doughnut cup approximately 3/4 full. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until doughnuts spring back when touched. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan.
  4. To make glaze, blend confectioners' sugar, hot water and almond extract in a small bowl. Dip doughnuts in the glaze when serving.
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  1. 233 Ratings


I am a pastry chef with a small bakery/cafe. I use this recipe** everyday to make these donuts. **I like to add 2T. melted butter instead of shortening, omit the cinnamon in the batter, use bu...

I bought an electric doughnut maker expecting it to come with a simple recipe but it didn't. After searching on here for the tastiest sounding recipe but also the least complicated i found this ...

I honestly don't understand why this recipe has gotten so many one-star reviews. I have made them twice now, and they barely lasted a day both times - my family just loves them! They are not T...

If you are expecting these to taste like a fried donut you will be disappointed. For a baked donut, though, they are *very* good. And do not expect them to brown--they will be pale. They are ...

This recipe even worked well with my mini-doughnut pan, which a lot of other batters don't do well. My husband loves these if I add some cocoa into the mix too, they're wonderful!

Great recipe with just a few tweaks. I followed others' advice and omitted the cinnamon, used "sour" milk, added an extra 1 T shortening (I melted the shortening to incorporate it better) and t...

To make these Cake Doughnuts fluffy, mix just until moistened and use buttermilk (3/4 cup of milk w/ scant 1 T vinegar; let sit 5-10 mins). Otherwise, you will get a tough doughnut from over-mix...

I took the top reviewer's suggestions and omitted the nutmeg and cinnamon, I used buttermilk ("soured" lactose-free milk, really) and I used two tablespoons melted butter in place of the shorten...

Didn't taste like either a donut or cake. Very disappointing when so many of the reviews seemed positive. If you don't have one of the donut pans, be aware that the dough is more like the cons...