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Cake Doughnuts

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.


about 6 dozen

Updated: Jan. 15, 2022

"I got the recipe for these yummy traditional treats from a camp cook who has prepared them for years, to the delight of campers," shares Dawn Fagerstrom of Warren, Minnesota.


  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs; add the sugar, sour cream, butter and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; add to sour cream mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. doughnut cutter.
  3. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

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