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The Best Cake Donuts


Tossed in cinnamon sugar, these donuts melt in your mouth and make a scrumptious breakfast any day of the week, but are best reserved for weekend with loved ones. These donuts are perfect for any holiday celebration, especially Hanukkah, or really any brunch or breakfast spread. These donuts pair well with a piping hot cup of coffee or even a mimosa.

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  • 2 tablespoons butter, brought to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • oil, for frying
  • cinnamon sugar mix for coating the donuts (1/2 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon)


Servings 12
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 40mins
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Step 1

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, beat together the butter and sugar. Then, beat in the egg. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients. Alternate adding the milk and flour mixture until everything is well-combined. Knead for just a couple of minutes. Roll the dough out on a floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick. Use a donut cutter to cut donuts.

Add to a pot of 375°F oil, just a few donuts at a time so as not to crowd the pan, and fry until golden, about 2 minutes each side. Drain on a paper towel lined plate before tossing in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Serve immediately.

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