Dad's Cake Doughnuts

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Lyn Starr

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@lynstarr

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


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

  • 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

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oil in frying pan (or deep fryer) to about 375.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs.
  3. Add the sugar and beat well.
  4. Add melted butter and beat well.
  5. Add milk and beat well.
  6. Add salt and beat well.
  7. Whisking in baking powder.
  8. Slowly stir in flour.
  9. Stir until dough forms.
  10. Roll out and cut with a doughnut cutter.
  11. Fry in hot oil turning when golden brown.
  12. Drain doughnuts on a paper towel.
  13. Drop hot doughnuts in a paper bag with powdered sugar and shake. Take out and cool on wire rack.
  14. Oooh so good! No yeast - yay!

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About Dad's Cake Doughnuts

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #doughnuts #cake



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