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A cake donut recipe that's simple to make and lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Coat with cinnamon sugar or a confectioners' sugar glaze.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
25 mins
12 doughnuts


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Mix in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk and egg until smooth.

  • Knead lightly, then turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll or pat to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with a doughnut cutter, or use two round biscuit cutters of different sizes.

  • Lay doughnuts in hot oil, a few at a time. Do not overcrowd the pan, or oil may overflow. Fry, turning once, until golden, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Editor's Note

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

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 25g; fat 10.1g; cholesterol 21.4mg; sodium 301.8mg. Full Nutrition