Plain Cake Doughnuts

Plain Cake Doughnuts


"A simple cake doughnut lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Coat with cinnamon-sugar, or a confectioners' sugar glaze."


25 m servings 202 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 202 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 10.1 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 25g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 302 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk and egg until smooth. Knead lightly, then turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll or pat to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with a doughnut cutter, or use two round biscuit cutters of different sizes.
  3. Carefully drop doughnuts into hot oil, a few at a time. Do not overcrowd pan or oil may overflow. Fry, turning once, for 3 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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  1. 315 Ratings


OK, I had to just laugh at some of the reviews I read..... All those complaints about heaviness and density! Helloooooo??? These are not your Krispy Kreme yeast-raised doughnuts! They are tr...

I used to work at a bakery and made all of the doughnuts there. These are pretty good, but need more cinnamon and nutmeg. I also needed to add more flour to successfully roll these out, but don'...

These doughnuts are SO EASY to make. I have never made doughnuts before, but they turned out wonderful ~ Crispy outside, soft moist inside! They were great just plain without the cinnamon-suga...

Well, after reading some of the reviews, I can't seem to figure this out. I added a little extra cinnamon and nutmeg, and instead of making rolled donuts, a used a 1oz scoop and made "donut hol...

This was a great easy recipe. I had everything on hand and mixed up the batter the night before and shaped them so they were ready to be cooked right away in the morning!!

I always wanted to make doughnuts, and this was my first attempt. I used this recipe because it required only basic ingredients. In fact, I ommitted the nutmeg and cinammon, so the ingredients...

This was my first attempt at making donuts and they turned out perfectly! My first "experimental" batch turned black because I had heated the oil on high, but after lowering the temperature, the...

OH MY! These were amazing. I added a few more shakes of cinnamon and nutmeg to spice it up a bit. Eat these hot from the pan with a swig of apple cider in between each bite. Nothing says "Ha...

This recipe was exactly what I wanted. The dough is sticky and very soft . If you aren't experienced with pastry dough it would be hard to work with. There needs to be more of en explanation in ...