Homemade Cake Doughnuts? The Perfect Dessert You Need! [Recipe] | ultimatepreppingguide.com

Homemade Cake Doughnuts? The Perfect Dessert You Need! [Recipe]

Don’t these homemade cake doughnuts sound great? They are the perfect dessert or treat for the kiddos.

While the name may sound complicated, this recipe is easy and can be made with pre-made or recycled foods in your kitchen.

Make These Homemade Cake Doughnuts Without Too Much Effort

Making the dough for these cake doughnuts

This recipe calls for all-purpose flour, but if you have cake flour or any gluten-free flour, this is the right time to use it. Also, if you don’t have any of these, try using that pancake mix you have in storage.

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As for the milk and eggs, these are essential for binding. However, you can use powdered milk, evaporated milk, or even coconut or almond milk. The eggs are key in baking; especially these donuts, but you can use an egg replacement.

Finally, let’s talk about butter. We suggest that you use butter for the dough, you can skip it and use vegetable oil or shortening instead.

Let’s get frying!

While many people think you can bake doughnuts, they will not be the same if they aren’t fried. We suggest you stick to vegetable oil so it can withstand high temperatures, but in a pinch, peanut oil works too.

However, if you can’t fry your doughnuts, baking them works. You may have to do at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. But make sure to check on them constantly!

Time to coat the doughnuts

To finish, you will need to cover your tasty homemade cake doughnuts with the coating. To prepare it, mix powdered sugar with cinnamon in a paper bag, and add the doughnuts.

But if you don’t have any paper bags, a bowl will do, simply add each doughnut at a time and shake it around. Be careful not to burn yourself, though!

And if you don’t have powdered or granulate sugar, you can mix some honey and butter in a bowl and melt them together. It’s best to wait until the doughnuts are cool in this case.

Ready to make these tasty treats? Soon you’ll become a doughnut expert and make them with added flavors and colors.

Homemade Cake Doughnuts


  • 1 cup (128 g) granulated sugar

  • 4 tsp baking powder

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup (240 ml) milk

  • 1/4 cup (32 g) or 1/2 stick butter, melted

  • 3 cups (384 g) all-purpose flour

  • vegetable oil for frying

  • For coating
  • 2 to 3 tbsp granulated or powdered sugar

  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon


  • To start, combine the sugar, baking powder, allspice, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add the eggs, milk, and melted butter. Mix well.
  • Gradually add the flour one cup (128 g) at a time, beating continuously until well blended.
  • The dough should be soft and sticky, but firm to handle. Use a plastic wrap to cover and chill for 1 hour.
  • Once chilled, remove the dough from the refrigerator. Heat about 1 inch of oil to 360 F (180 C) in a large skillet or pan .
  • Cut the dough in half and place it on a floured surface. Roll the first half of the dough to about 1/2 inch (approx. 1 cm) thickness.
  • Cut into circles by using a floured top of a glass. Make a hole in the center of the circle by using your thumb.
  • Repeat the same process for the other half of the dough.
  • Gently drop the doughnuts into the hot oil in batches.
  • Flip each doughnut over once it puffs. Turn them a few more times as they cook or until golden brown.
  • Remove the doughnuts from the oil and drain them using paper towels.
  • Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a paper bag and mix well.
  • Place the warm doughnuts in the paper bag one at a time and carefully shake until each is covered with the sugar mixture.
  • Enjoy!