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Old Time Cake Doughnuts

Updated: Dec 14, 2022

Yield: about 2 dozen


  • 2 T butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cups sugar, divided

  • 3 eggs

  • 4 C all-purpose flour

  • 1 T baking powder

  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon, divided

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

  • ¾ C 2% milk

  • Oil for deep-fat frying


1) In a large bowl, beat butter and 1 C sugar until crumbly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

2) Combine the flour, baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

3) Turn onto a heavily floured surface; pat dough to ¼ inch thickness. Cut with a floured 3 1/2-inch doughnut cutter. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees.

4) Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides.

5) Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon; roll warm doughnuts in the mixture.

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