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deep fried cake donuts

★★★★☆ 3
a recipe by
Skip Davis
Morton, MS

Here is a recipe for cake donuts or donut holes for folks who don't like yeast donuts or just want to add variety to mornings.

★★★★☆ 3
serves About one dozen
prep time 20 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For deep fried cake donuts

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 2 lg
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour.sifted
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • dash
    fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    whole milk
  • shortening,canola oil or lard for frying

How To Make deep fried cake donuts

  • 1
    Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk and egg until smooth. Knead lightly, then turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll or pat to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with a doughnut cutter, or use two round biscuit cutters of different sizes.
  • 3
    Carefully place doughnuts into hot oil, a few at a time. Do not overcrowd pan or oil may overflow. Fry, turning once, for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden. Drain on inverted cooling rack over paper towel-lined sheet tray to wick excess oil away.