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Cake Doughnuts

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Rating: 5/5
7 reviews
1 comment

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   24

recipe id: 35141
cook method: deep fryer
Cake Doughnuts Recipe
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vegetable oil, for frying
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons shortening
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk


Heat oil (2 to 3 inches) in deep-fat fryer or heavy kettle to 375 degrees F.

Beat 1 1/2 cups of the flour and the remaining ingredients in large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds.

Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 2 minutes. Stir in remaining flour. Turn dough onto well-floured cloth-covered board; roll around lightly to coat with flour. Roll gently 3/8 inch thick.

Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula. Turn doughnuts as they rise to surface.

Fry until golden brown, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove from oil; do not prick doughnuts. Drain on paper towels. Serve plain, sugared or frosted.

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116 calories, 2 grams fat, 22 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in fat.
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REVIEW: 2 star recipe rating
Kids liked them, I didn't care for the texture. Will not make again.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Great recipe!! turned out perfectly.

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The donuts are decent once you get them cooked but the 3.3 cups of flour leaves the dough to soft and runny. I had to add more flour to even be able to handle them. I will not make again. TO MESSEY

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Feb 9, 2011

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This was very easy and the results came out very well. The secret is not to fry to many at one time and the dough cuts and handles better if chilled a bit before using. I used 1 3.5 and a 2.5 inch cutter and fried just till they turned a golden color. Better than a commercial donut shop in my opinion. Cheaper to make also.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
very good,easy to make and taste great.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I was nervous about this recipie - one of the only without yeast. But I was surprised. They were amazing doughnuts. Sweet type doughnuts. I skipped the cinnamon and netmeg and glazed them instead. I did not have a doughnut cutter, I just shaped them with my hands. They get much bigger while they are frying.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This is the BEST doughnut recipe I've come across by far. Easy to make and absolutely delicious.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
really good doughnuts! would reconmend to anyone.

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