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By XrayKim

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (47 Votes)
Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts 1 Picture
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Servings 12
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 85

  • DOUGHNUTS:
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • GLAZE:
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup hot water

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  • DONUTS:
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature and cut into pieces
  • oil for frying
  • PEANUT BUTTER PASTRY CREAM:
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup cold heavy cream
  • CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE:
  • 3-ounces chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
4.5/5 (21 Votes)

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Galaxy Donuts are out of this world and great to make with the kids

  • DONUTS:
  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 5 cups plain flour, plus more for dusting
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • GALAXY GLAZE:
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 squeeze vanilla bean paste
  • 4 (0.65-ounce) bottles high pigment food coloring, Americolour brand or any professional baking food coloring brand, in purple, electric pink, navy blue, super black
4.4/5 (15 Votes)

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Strawberry Cake Mix Donuts are easy because they start with your favorite box of strawberry cake mix and come toget...

  • DONUTS:
  • 1 box Strawberry Cake Mix
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, slightly cooled
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons heavy cream
4.4/5 (16 Votes)

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These super easy, super delicious Cookies 'N Cream Donuts come together in a hurry with the help of pre-packaged Pi...

  • FOR THE DONUTS:
  • 1 (16.3-ounce) package Pillsbury Grands biscuits
  • canola oil for frying
  • FOR THE TOPPING:
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 1-ounce bittersweet chocolate
  • 1-ounce semi sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 4-ounces Hershey cookies 'n cream candy bar, melted
  • 3 Oreo cookies, crushed
4.4/5 (8 Votes)

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  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened So Delicious coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia (I used Nu-Stevia brand)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lavender extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosewater
  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or gluten-free flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered Stevia:
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia (I used Nu-Stevia brand)
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater
4.6/5 (197 Votes)

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  • DOUGHNUTS:
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons lukewarm water
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
4.5/5 (59 Votes)

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Nothing better than hot, fresh donuts! Mandazi are African donuts that are spiced with a little cardamon, cinnamon,...

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • vegetable oil for frying donuts
4.6/5 (39 Votes)

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  • Lemon Cake Donuts:
  • 1 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 ⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • Raspberry Glaze:
  • 1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 ⁄4 cup fresh raspberries, mashed and strained for juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Sprinkles
4.6/5 (41 Votes)

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  • DOUGHNUTS:
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups pumpkin purée (canned pumpkin)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, or 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus heaping 1/4 teaspoon each ground nutmeg and ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups 1 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour*
  • See tips, below, to substitute King Arthur Unbleached Self-Rising Flour.
  • COATING:
  • 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons cinnamon-sugar
4.6/5 (39 Votes)

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Sunny Morning Doughnuts are the best way to wake up on Sunday Funday

  • 4 1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • oil for deep frying
  • confectioners' sugar for dusting the finished doughnuts
4.4/5 (44 Votes)

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A baked donut with the flavors of a classic cinnamon roll

  • CINNAMON ROLL TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • DONUT BATTER:
  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Dash of milk
4.5/5 (40 Votes)

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Dense, cake-like donuts are baked then topped with cream cheese glaze or cinnamon sugar

  • CREAM CHEESE GLAZE:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or whole milk
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) salted butter, softened (not melted)
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • CINNAMON SUGAR TOPPING:
  • Melted butter
  • Cinnamon sugar
4.5/5 (33 Votes)

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  • 1 (1/4-ounce) package Fleischmann’s active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 teaspoon, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 quart vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup sugar, for sprinkling
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  • 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 (0.25-ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup fruit preserves, such as raspberry or blueberry or chocolate-hazelnut spread
  • cooking oil for deep-fat frying
  • sifted powdered sugar to garnish
4.4/5 (39 Votes)

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