Plain Cake Doughnuts

    25 minutes

    A simple cake doughnut lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Coat with cinnamon-sugar, or an icing sugar glaze.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cups plain flour
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 dash ground nutmeg
    • 2 tablespoons melted butter
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1 litre oil for frying

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 190 degrees C.
    2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix in butter until crumbly.
    3. Stir in milk and egg until smooth. Knead lightly, then turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll or pat to 1/2cm thickness. Cut with a doughnut cutter, or use two round biscuit cutters of different sizes.
    4. 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.

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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 traditional CAKE doughnuts. They are MEANT to be a dense and heavy type of doughnut! I read up on the reviews, heeded some advice and began with a little extra flour in my dough. The time listed from start to end for this recipe was 25 minutes, and it was RIGHT ON! I whipped these up, rolled them out, cut and fried. My daughter rolled in sugar/cinnamon...and my family of five wolfed them down! No problems here! Nice recipe. Simple and easy dough product. Fun and delicious!  -  06 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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't add any more than what you need to be able to roll them out without making a huge mess. The oil temperature is super important for cooking these just right.  -  10 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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-sugar on them, but were excellent when that was added! A new breakfast treat for my boys!  -  14 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)