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Plain Cake Doughnuts

User Rating 3 Star Rating (7 Reviews)


Plain Cake Doughnuts
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Thanks to ShadoeRose for this satisfing recipe for homemade doughnuts.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 quart oil for frying
  • optional - powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar mixture


For draining doughnuts, prepare a place with either newspapers or a brown paper bag. Top those with paper towels. Either flour clean kitchen counter or bread board for kneading doughnuts. Prepare a shallow bowl or plate with an inch of flour.

Heat oil in deep fryer to 375 degrees F. Sift flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk and egg. With floured hands, lightly knead the smooth dough. Turn onto area prepared with flour. Pat dough into 1/4 inch thickness. Dip either doughnut cutter or two biscuit cutters (one 1-inch and one 3 or 4-inch) in flour. Use to cut-out doughnuts. Carefully drop doughnuts into hot oil, only a few at a time. Fry, turning once, for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on prepared paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture.

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 5 out of 5
, Member EmScoville

I tried this recipe its so quick and easy. I also tried a little spin on it and used a store bought ready cake mix and added only the butter, milk and egg from this recipe and of course flour if it was sticky my family loves them both.

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