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Plain Cake Doughnuts

Rated as 4.36 out of 5 Stars

"A simple cake doughnut lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Coat with cinnamon-sugar, or a confectioners' sugar glaze."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 202
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 doughnuts)

Directions

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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. 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.
  3. Carefully drop doughnuts into hot oil, a few at a time. Do not overcrowd pan or oil may overflow. Fry, turning once, for 3 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels.

Footnotes

  • 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


Per Serving: 202 calories; 10.1 25 3 21 302 Full nutrition

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OK, I had to just laugh at some of the reviews I read..... All those complaints about heaviness and density! Helloooooo??? These are not your Krispy Kreme yeast-raised doughnuts! They are tr...

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I always wanted to make doughnuts, and this was my first attempt. I used this recipe because it required only basic ingredients. In fact, I ommitted the nutmeg and cinammon, so the ingredients...

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OK, I had to just laugh at some of the reviews I read..... All those complaints about heaviness and density! Helloooooo??? These are not your Krispy Kreme yeast-raised doughnuts! They are tr...

I used to work at a bakery and made all of the doughnuts there. These are pretty good, but need more cinnamon and nutmeg. I also needed to add more flour to successfully roll these out, but don'...

These doughnuts are SO EASY to make. I have never made doughnuts before, but they turned out wonderful ~ Crispy outside, soft moist inside! They were great just plain without the cinnamon-suga...

Well, after reading some of the reviews, I can't seem to figure this out. I added a little extra cinnamon and nutmeg, and instead of making rolled donuts, a used a 1oz scoop and made "donut hol...

This was a great easy recipe. I had everything on hand and mixed up the batter the night before and shaped them so they were ready to be cooked right away in the morning!!

I always wanted to make doughnuts, and this was my first attempt. I used this recipe because it required only basic ingredients. In fact, I ommitted the nutmeg and cinammon, so the ingredients...

This recipe was exactly what I wanted. The dough is sticky and very soft . If you aren't experienced with pastry dough it would be hard to work with. There needs to be more of en explanation in ...

This was my first attempt at making donuts and they turned out perfectly! My first "experimental" batch turned black because I had heated the oil on high, but after lowering the temperature, the...

OH MY! These were amazing. I added a few more shakes of cinnamon and nutmeg to spice it up a bit. Eat these hot from the pan with a swig of apple cider in between each bite. Nothing says "Ha...