Plain Cake Doughnuts

Plain Cake Doughnuts
Plain Cake Doughnuts













2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 dash ground nutmeg

2 tablespoons melted butter

1/2 cup milk

1 egg, beaten

1 quart oil for frying


Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk and egg until smooth. Knead lightly, then turn out onto a lightly floured surface.

Roll or pat to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with a doughnut cutter, or use two round biscuit cutters of different sizes.

Carefully drop doughnuts into hot oil, a few at a time. Do not overcrowd pan or oil may overflow. Fry, turning once, for 3 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels.