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Homemade Cinnamon Cake Donuts

These Cake Donuts are made with a soft, touch of cinnamon dough, then rolled while still warm in a cinnamon sugar combination. So Delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 mins
chilling time1 hr
Total Time26 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 donuts
Calories: 340kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy



  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or nutmeg, whichever you prefer)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter (salted, melted and cooled)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

Enough vegetable oil for deep frying (I use an oil made for frying).


    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


    • In a large bowl mix together the sugar, baking powder, cinnamon (or nutmeg) and salt, then add the egg, milk and melted butter and combine.
    • Add 1 1/2 cups of flour and beat, starting on low speed increase to medium (with dough hook) combine, then add remaining flour, the dough will be soft and a little sticky (but firm enough to handle), if too sticky add more flour a tablespoon at a time.
    • Wrap the dough in plastic and chill for one hour.
    • Heat 2 inches of oil in a medium heavy pot (or follow the directions if using a deep fryer) using a candy thermometer until temperature reaches 360-370F (180-185C).
    • Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/2 inch thick (1.2 cm), cut out with a donut cutter (be sure to fry the donut holes also).
    • Carefully drop the donuts two at a time into the hot oil (keep the temperature at 360F or as close as possible).  Flip the donuts as they puff up, turn a couple of times as they fry approximately 2-3 minutes, or until golden.
    • Remove with a slotted spoon and let drain for a 30-60 seconds on a plate lined with paper towels.  Roll warm donuts in cinnamon sugar.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!


    • In a small bowl combine well the sugar and cinnamon.


    Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2.2mg