Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Spiced Cake Doughnuts

I found a recipe today from Taste of Home to make Spiced Cake Doughnuts.  Having never made doughnuts before, I was really excited to make these.  The kids and I got right to work.

Spiced Cake Doughnuts
1/4 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Sugar
3 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
5 Cups All-purpose Flour
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1 Cup Grated Peeled Apples
Oil for deep-fat frying

Browned Butter Frosting:
1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
3 Tablespoons Butter
1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1-3/4 Cups Confectioners' Sugar
Colored Sprinkles

In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda,  cinnamon, nutmeg and mace; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.  Fold in apples.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/2-in. thickness.  Cut with a floured 2-1/2 inch doughnut cutter.  In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees.  Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides.  Drain on paper towels.

In a small saucepan, bring brown sugar and butter to a boil.  Cook and stir for 1 minute or until lightly thickened.  Pour into a small bowl; let stand for 10 minutes.  Add cream; beat until smooth.  Gradually add confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition until frosting achieves desired consistency.  Frost doughnuts; top with sprinkles.  Yield:  22 doughnuts.

These doughnuts were a big hit at my house!  For me, the frosting was the best part.  What a great Fall treat!


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Thank you for sharing this spiced cake doughnut recipe. This could be a great activity a parent could do with their child.

Cathy Pieroz said...

Yum! These look and sound delicious. I've never made doughnuts before either, but I think now is the time to start haha - Cathy Pieroz at Ray White Alexandra Hills

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me and my fondant mat said...

Thank you for your recipe on spiced doughnuts. Never tried them let alone bake them but I get the feel I am going to give them a try !!! xD