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Old-Time Cake Doughnuts

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min./batch

Makes

about 2 dozen

This tender cake doughnut is a little piece of heaven at breakfast. For a variation, add 1 tablespoon dark rum for a richer flavor. Alissa Stehr, Gau-Odernheim, Germany
Old-Time Cake Doughnuts Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and 1 cup sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
  3. Turn onto a heavily floured surface; pat dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. doughnut cutter. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°.
  4. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon; roll warm doughnuts in mixture.

Can you freeze Old-Time Cake Doughnuts?

After frying, wrap doughnuts in foil and transfer to a resealable freezer container. May be frozen for up to 3 months. To use, remove foil. Thaw at room temperature. Warm if desired. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon; roll warm doughnuts in mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1 doughnut: 198 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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