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Cake-like buttermilk doughnuts are fried and topped with an optional vanilla sugar glaze. Decorate with nuts or candy sprinkles, if desired.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 servings
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Doughnuts:
Glaze:

Directions

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Whisk buttermilk, white sugar, and eggs together in a bowl. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon together in another bowl. Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture until combined; add butter and knead until a soft dough forms.

  • Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and roll to 1/4-inch thick. Cut dough into doughnut shapes using a 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter.

  • Beat confectioners' sugar, margarine, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until desired glaze-consistency is reached.

  • Working in batches, cook doughnuts in hot oil until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer cooked doughnuts to a paper-towel lined plate to drain. Dip hot doughnuts into glaze to coat.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute water for milk in the glaze, if desired.

You can substitute shortening for butter in the doughnuts, if desired.

Nutrition:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

172 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 30g; fat 4.7g; cholesterol 17.7mg; sodium 188.7mg. Full Nutrition
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