Recipe By Jennifer Long
Published Nov 13th
Prep 10m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 12 doughnuts Calories 201.9

A simple cake doughnut lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Coat with cinnamon-sugar, or a confectioners’ sugar glaze.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 quart oil for frying

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 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. 3 Carefully drop doughnuts into hot oil, a few at a time. Do not overcrowd pan or oil may overflow. Fry, turning once, for 3 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 201.9
  • Carbohydrate 25 g
  • Cholesterol 21.4 mg
  • Fat 10.1 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Sodium 301.8 mg
  • Sugar 8.9 g

Chef's Notes

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.


  1. This recipe was exactly what I wanted. The dough is sticky and very soft . If you aren't experienced with pastry dough it would be hard to work with. There needs to be more of en explanation in the recipe, so I have to subtract a star from an otherwise perfect recipe, if I could - Read more ...
  2. I used to work at a bakery and made all of the doughnuts there. These are pretty good, but need more cinnamon and nutmeg. I also needed to add more flour to successfully roll these out, but don't add any more than what you need to be able to roll them out without making a - Read more ...
  3. OH MY! These were amazing. I added a few more shakes of cinnamon and nutmeg to spice it up a bit. Eat these hot from the pan with a swig of apple cider in between each bite. Nothing says "Harvest" better than cider and doughnuts! I will definitely be making this again. IF you should - Read more ...
  4. OK, I had to just laugh at some of the reviews I read..... All those complaints about heaviness and density! Helloooooo??? These are not your Krispy Kreme yeast-raised doughnuts! They are traditional CAKE doughnuts. They are MEANT to be a dense and heavy type of doughnut! I read up on the reviews, heeded some advice - Read more ...
  5. This was my first attempt at making donuts and they turned out perfectly! My first "experimental" batch turned black because I had heated the oil on high, but after lowering the temperature, they were golden brown and perfectly crispy with a creamy moist interior. I took a tip from Giada Delaurentis from the food channel - Read more ...
  6. Well, after reading some of the reviews, I can't seem to figure this out. I added a little extra cinnamon and nutmeg, and instead of making rolled donuts, a used a 1oz scoop and made "donut holes". They were light and flavorfull, and were enjoyed by all!
  7. This was a great easy recipe. I had everything on hand and mixed up the batter the night before and shaped them so they were ready to be cooked right away in the morning!!
  8. These doughnuts are SO EASY to make. I have never made doughnuts before, but they turned out wonderful ~ Crispy outside, soft moist inside! They were great just plain without the cinnamon-sugar on them, but were excellent when that was added! A new breakfast treat for my boys!
  9. I always wanted to make doughnuts, and this was my first attempt. I used this recipe because it required only basic ingredients. In fact, I ommitted the nutmeg and cinammon, so the ingredients were few and basic, but the cooking process was not. I scaled the recipe for four servings, and instead of adding 1/3 - Read more ...

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