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This easy donut recipe is made from ingredients you probably already have. My 3-year-old loves these donuts because he can have them whenever he wants since there's hardly any waiting time. Use any topping you want — our favorite is powdered sugar!

Recipe Summary

14 mins
2 mins
16 mins


Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together milk and vinegar; let stand for a few minutes until thick.

  • Cream together sugar and shortening in a mixing bowl until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla until well-blended. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl; stir into sugar mixture alternating with milk mixture.

  • Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/3-inch thickness. Cut into donuts using a donut cutter. Let stand for about 10 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a large, deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Fry donuts in hot oil until golden, turning over once. Drain on paper towels.

  • Dust with confectioners' sugar while they are still warm and serve.

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

148 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 19.9g; fat 6.8g; cholesterol 10.7mg; sodium 73.6mg. Full Nutrition