dad's cake doughnuts

★★★★★ 5 Reviews
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By Lyn Starr
from Bakersfield, CA

Dad made these "doughnuts" at Halloween for trick or treaters when we were little in the early '50s. You could hand out homemade goodies then! Dad fried the doughnuts in the frying pan with oil, then shook them in a bag of powdered sugar - YUMMMM.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We are always partial to old-fashioned recipes and loved Lyn's memories of her dad making these cake doughnuts. It's a great recipe for kids to help with. They can help cut out the doughnuts and cover them with powdered sugar. Making the dough takes a little work, but when coated in powdered sugar these cake doughnuts are divine. The texture is a little dense and they're perfectly sweet.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5 Reviews
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For dad's cake doughnuts

  • 3
    eggs, well beaten
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 2 c
    whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 5 c
    all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out

How To Make dad's cake doughnuts

  • Heating oil in a skillet.
    1
    Heat oil in frying pan (or deep fryer) to about 375.
  • Whisking eggs in a bowl.
    2
    In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs.
  • Beating sugar into the eggs.
    3
    Add the sugar and beat well.
  • Adding melted butter.
    4
    Add melted butter and beat well.
  • Stirring in milk.
    5
    Add milk and beat well.
  • Stirring in salt.
    6
    Add salt and beat well.
  • Slowly stirring in baking powder.
    7
    Whisking in baking powder.
  • Incorporating the flour.
    8
    Slowly stir in flour.
  • Dough formed in the bowl.
    9
    Stir until dough forms.
  • Cutting out the doughnuts.
    10
    Roll out and cut with a doughnut cutter.
  • Frying the doughnuts.
    11
    Fry in hot oil turning when golden brown.
  • Draining the doughnuts.
    12
    Drain doughnuts on a paper towel.
  • Powdered sugar covered doughnuts cooling.
    13
    Drop hot doughnuts in a paper bag with powdered sugar and shake. Take out and cool on wire rack.
  • Inside of Dad's Cake Doughnuts.
    14
    Oooh so good! No yeast - yay!
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