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Cake Doughnut Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.

Makes

about 1 dozen

In Queensburg, New York, Diane Terry relies on a nicely spiced combination of ingredients to prepare these delicious doughnuts. They're terrific served warm with hot coffee or cold milk.

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups shortening
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch of doughnuts):
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, milk powder, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; cut in shortening until crumbly. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 2 batches (about 9 cups total).
  2. To prepare doughnuts: Place 4-1/2 cups doughnut mix in a large bowl. Combine eggs, milk and vanilla; stir into doughnut mix just until moistened. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead 15-20 times. Pat dough out to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. doughnut cutter.
  3. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry a few doughnuts at a time, until golden brown, about 1-1/2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 doughnut: 313 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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