Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Cake Donuts

Cake donuts are old fashioned donuts. They are fun to make and taste heavenly. The crust is nice and crispy, and the inside is wonderfully soft. I am not a big fan of using yeast; these donuts use baking powder as the rising agent. The subtle flavor of cinnamon and nutmeg is delicious, but I would recommend glazing your donuts. I mean, what are donuts without a generous glaze and sprinkles?

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While you can buy an actual doughnut cutter to cut out the doughnuts, I just use two round shaped cookie cutters (one large and one small for the inner hole). Also, these donuts store really well.


1.     2 cups all purpose flour
2.    ½ cup white sugar
3.    1 teaspoon salt
4.    1 tablespoon baking powder
5.    ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
6.    a dash of ground nutmeg
7.    2 tablespoons melted butter
8.    ½ cup milk
9.    1 egg, beaten
10. 1 quart oil for frying

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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.
3. Stir in milk and egg until smooth. Knead lightly, and then turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
4. Roll or pat to 1/4 inch thickness.
5. Cut with a doughnut cutter, or use two round biscuit cutters of different sizes.
6. Carefully drop doughnuts into hot oil, a few at a time. Do not overcrowd pan or oil may overflow.
7. Fry, turning once, for 3 minutes or until golden.
8. Drain on paper towels.

For the glaze:

1. In a bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons un-sweetened cocoa powder.
2. Slowly add 3 tablespoons milk and 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract.
3. Mix until it has a glossy shine.

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