Fluffy Cake Doughnuts

    30 minutes

    This recipe is very quick and easy to make. I have a donut pan, which is like a muffin pan, but has donut shaped holes rather than muffin shaped holes. These donuts are baked not fried, so they don't have so many calories.

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    Serves: 12 

    • Doughnuts
    • 2 cups plain flour
    • 3/4 cup white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon shortening, (or butter)
    • Glaze
    • 1 cup icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons hot water
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Doughnuts: Preheat oven to 165 degrees C. Lightly grease a doughnut pan.
    2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Stir in milk, eggs, vanilla and shortening. Beat together until well blended.
    3. Fill each doughnut cup approximately 3/4 full. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until doughnuts spring back when touched. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan.
    4. Glaze: blend confectioners' sugar, hot water and almond extract in a small bowl. Dip doughnuts in the glaze when serving.

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    I am a pastry chef with a small bakery/cafe. I use this recipe** everyday to make these donuts. **I like to add 2T. melted butter instead of shortening, omit the cinnamon in the batter, use buttermilk instead of milk and bake them at 400' for 8 to 9 minutes. Once finished, a quick dunk in melted butter and a roll in white sugar, granulated brown sugar and cinnamon (combined of course) makes a donut my customers crave. I also bake them in mini muffin pans (same time as donuts) and they are "poppers". Try these revisions and you will never go to the chains again for donuts. YUM.  -  31 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I bought an electric doughnut maker expecting it to come with a simple recipe but it didn't. After searching on here for the tastiest sounding recipe but also the least complicated i found this delicious mix which is absolutely fabulous with a chocolate topping.  -  27 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I honestly don't understand why this recipe has gotten so many one-star reviews. I have made them twice now, and they barely lasted a day both times - my family just loves them! They are not Tim Hortons/Krispy Kreme donuts, but I wasn't expecting them to be either. I wanted something much lighter that I could use my donut pans for, and I think this recipe is perfect for what I was looking for.  -  29 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)