Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Cake Doughnut Recipe

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Homemade cake donuts covered in cinnamon sugar are pretty much the most heavenly thing you can imagine making for breakfast.   This cake donut recipe is fast and easy to make (no yeast, no waiting), so if you NEED donuts this morning (it happens), you can whip up a batch in a jjiffy.

Homemade cake donuts covered in cinnamon sugar for the best breakfast ever.

I haven't made homemade doughnuts since I went camping with my girl scout troop (back when I WAS a girl scout, and my mother was the leader). Even then, we just used canned biscuit dough.  But the theme for the Taste Creations Blog Hop this month was doughnuts, and what better opportunity to try to make the real thing myself?

I did a bit of exploring online, and found this well-reviewed recipe for cake doughnuts (which I find far superior to yeasted doughnuts, homemade or not).  I knew I had to give it a try.

Cinnamon sugar cake donuts stacked on a black chalkboard background.

I've never been a fan of icing--too sweet for me--so cake doughnuts have always been my doughnut of choice.  

Cinnamon sugar cake donuts stacked on a white cake plate.

Not that they weren't also awesome covered in cinnamon sugar.  But let's be frank:  cinnamon sugar makes everything better.  What other substance can elevate mere toast to breakfast pastry status?

Cinnamon Sugar Coated Cake Doughnuts Recipe

Cinnamon sugar cake donuts stacked on a white cake plate.

Krispy Kreme has nothing on me now.  

Ingredients for cake donuts recipe

Homemade Cake Donuts Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups flour
  • oil for frying
  • cinnamon sugar for coating

Batter for cake donuts in a mixing bowl

Mix ingredients together in a mixer until a thick dough forms.  Cover and let chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

Nested circle cookie cutters on a white marble background

I used my favorite nested circle cookie cutter set to cut out my doughnut shapes, but they do make doughnut cutters.

Cake doughnut dough being cut into doughnut shapes with round cookie cutters.

Roll the dough to approximately 1/2 to 3/4" thickness.  Cut out doughnut shapes.

Cake Doughnuts being fried

Heat oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and once the oil has come to temperature, fry the doughnuts for approximately 3 minutes each (turning the doughnut over at the halfway mark).

Hot cake Doughnuts being coated in cinnamon sugar

Set doughnuts on paper towels to drain off excess oil, and to cool slightly.  while still warm, cover in cinnamon sugar.

Box of homemade cinnamon sugar cake doughnuts.

My neighbors were very happy this morning.  It's good to be friends with a blogger.  ;-)

Homemade cake doughnuts coated in cinnamon sugar on a black chalkboard background.

My youngest daughter likes yeasted doughnuts the best, so perhaps I'll tackle those before National Doughnut Month (June!) is over.

Pile of cinnamon sugar cake donuts and donut holes on a white marble background

Free, Printable, One Page Cinnamon Sugar Cake Donuts Recipe:

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In the meantime, check out the other amazing doughnut recipes from my friends in the Taste Creations Blog Hop:

The Freshman Cook:  Orange Creamsicle Doughnuts

An Italian in my Kitchen:  Lemon Glazed Blueberry Baked Doughnuts

Our Good Life:  Sugar Free Gluten Free Zucchini Chocolate Doughnuts

Mom Home Guide: Oven-baked Beignets 

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