Plain Cake Doughnuts

Plain Cake Doughnuts

248 Reviews 40 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Jennifer Long
Recipe by  Jennifer Long

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

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 12 doughnuts

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Directions

  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.

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Reviews (248)

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GINNYANN1
619

GINNYANN1

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 traditional CAKE doughnuts. They are MEANT to be a dense and heavy type of doughnut! I read up on the reviews, heeded some advice and began with a little extra flour in my dough. The time listed from start to end for this recipe was 25 minutes, and it was RIGHT ON! I whipped these up, rolled them out, cut and fried. My daughter rolled in sugar/cinnamon...and my family of five wolfed them down! No problems here! Nice recipe. Simple and easy dough product. Fun and delicious!

jef
264

jef

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't add any more than what you need to be able to roll them out without making a huge mess. The oil temperature is super important for cooking these just right.

KathyLP
140

KathyLP

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-sugar on them, but were excellent when that was added! A new breakfast treat for my boys!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 202 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 10.1 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs
  • 25 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 302 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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