Best cake doughnuts! Easy to make. Just mix and drop in hot grease!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
25 mins
45 mins
24 doughnuts


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat about 1 quart oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Mix sugar, eggs, and 2 tablespoons oil together in a mixing bowl.

  • Pour milk, vinegar, and baking soda into a liquid measuring cup; milk will become foamy. Add to sugar mixture; mix well. Mix in flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.

  • Drop batter by teaspoonfuls into the hot oil until golden, about 1 minute per side, working in batches. Drain doughnuts on paper towels.

Cook's Note:

Make sure to use a heaping teaspoon of baking soda.

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 16.8g 5% DV; fat 5.5g 9% DV; cholesterol 16.1mg 5% DV; sodium 199.2mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 2 stars
I made half a recipe, and made no other changes (other than sprinkling with a bit of powdered sugar for presentation). I'm confused . . . are these supposed to be like a funnel cake? The batter is SO wet, that when it hits the oil, it separates into a bunch of strands, kind of like a funnel cake. It was really hard to get a nice "ball" shaped donut, which is what I was expecting. Seems like the batter needs to be thicker, so that it holds together when dropped in the oil. I uploaded two photos - one plated nicely with the ones that were more donut like, and one that looks more like a plate of fried clam strips, so you can see what I mean. The taste was pretty good, but they are pretty greasy! Overall, not something that I'd make again. Sorry! Read More