Cake Doughnuts

Cake Doughnuts

  • 15 Minutes Prep 45 Minutes Total
  • 24 Servings
This homemade cake doughnut recipe is the only one you'll ever need!

Ingredient List

  • Vegetable oil
  • 3 1/3 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • Rainbow Doughnut Icing


  1. In deep fryer or 3-quart saucepan, heat 3 to 4 inches oil to 375°F.
  2. In large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups of the flour and the remaining ingredients except Rainbow Doughnut Icing with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour.
  3. On generously floured surface, roll dough lightly to coat. Gently roll to 3/8-inch thickness. Cut dough with floured 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter.
  4. Fry doughnuts in oil, 2 to 3 at a time, turning as they rise to the surface. Fry 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. Remove from oil with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Cool slightly and frost with doughnut icing.


  • These old-fashioned doughnuts are perfect for dipping into your favorite hot beverage. If you’d like to make buttermilk doughnuts, you can substitute buttermilk for the milk, decrease the baking powder to 2 teaspoons and add 1 teaspoon baking soda.
  • The doughnuts are also great plain or just sprinkled with granulated or powdered sugar instead of the icing.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin E 0%, Pantothenic Acid 0%, Selenium 10%, Copper 2%, Manganese 8%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories from Fat 45, Trans Fat 0g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 0g, Beta-Carotene 0%, Omega-3 180g, Carbohydrate Choice 2, Starch 1, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 1, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 1