Grandma's Cake Doughnuts


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
24 doughnuts


  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ¾ cup milk

  • ¼ cup white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Heat about 1 quart oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

123 Calories
6g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 199mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 29mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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