Cake Donut Recipe

Rating 5.0
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This old-fashioned cake donut is the epitome of the classic donut. Freshly ground nutmeg is the star of this tender and fluffy treat.
Utensils Breakfast
Globe New American
12
ingredients
9
steps
25
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
12
1/4 cup(s)
unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup(s)
vegetable oil
1/2 cup(s)
granulated sugar
1/3 cup(s)
brown sugar
2
large eggs
1 cup(s)
buttermilk, room temperature
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup(s)
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp
salt

Directions 9 steps | 25 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two doughnut pans with non-stick cooking spray. Measure and prep all ingredients.

Cake Donut Recipe: Preheat oven to 350°F.
Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, oil, granulated sugar and brown sugar, making sure to work out any clumps of brown sugar. Use a hand-held electric mixer to whip the mixture until light and fluffy.

Cake Donut Recipe: In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, oil, granulated sugar and brown sugar, making sure to work out any clumps of brown sugar.
Step 3

Beat in the eggs, one at a time.

Cake Donut Recipe: 
Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
Step 4

Beat in the milk and the vanilla extract until combined.

Cake Donut Recipe: Beat in the milk and the vanilla extract until combined.
Step 5

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt.

Cake Donut Recipe: In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt.
Step 6

Add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and stir until just combined.

Cake Donut Recipe: 
Add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and stir until just combined.
Step 7

Fill the prepared doughnut pans with the batter until ¾ full. Bake for 12-15 minutes, rotating the pans halfway, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cake Donut Recipe: Fill the prepared doughnut pans with the batter until ¾ full.
Step 8

Let the doughnuts cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before removing them onto a wire rack to fully cool.

Cake Donut Recipe: Let the doughnuts cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before removing them onto a wire rack to fully cool.
Step 9

Serve with a cup of milk, tea or coffee. Enjoy!

Cake Donut Recipe: Serve with a cup of milk, tea or coffee.
Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
240
FAT
9.8 g
PROTEIN
4.5 g
CARBS
33.5 g
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Sam N.

Sam

19 May 2023

I love this cake donut recipe! Great video by the way :)

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Sam S.

Sam

30 Sep 2022

Who doesn't love a classic cake donut? This is a recipe I will hopefully perfect!

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