Cake Doughnuts are fun to make and they taste really good too! The perfect time to eat them is when their golden brown crust is nice and crisp, yet inside the doughnut is wonderfully soft, almost cake-like in texture. I’d love a cake doughnut right now!
These Cake Doughnuts store really well too. Some people like their cake doughnuts eaten after a day, when their crust softens and their flavor really develops. They are very good with a dusting of powdered or cinnamon sugar and they become extra special when dipped in a chocolate glaze. Colored sprinkles, flaked coconut, and any topping of your choice are also good ideas.
Cake doughnuts are fried, not baked, at your local doughnut shop. But this recipe we have here fore you involves baking them and I’m sure its just as delicious as the ones you see in a bakery too. In addition, creating cake doughnuts on your own also involves easier cleanup and a better piece of mind, knowing the ingredients yourself. This batter also bakes up beautifully in an electric doughnut maker.
You will need:
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon (120 grams) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (30 grams) whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup (75 grams) superfine sugar
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) unsalted butter or vegetable shortening
1/4 cup whole milk, scalded
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
How to prepare:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a doughnut pan.
Sift the flours and baking powder together into a large bowl or the bowl of a mixer and whisk in the sugar, nutmeg, and salt.
Add the butter and use your fingers to rub it into the dry ingredients until evenly distributed.
Add the milk, yogurt, vanilla, and egg and stir until combined. Do not mix too much or your doughnuts may become rubbery.
Use a piping bag or a spoon to fill each doughnut cup about three-quarters full, making sure the center post is clear.
Bake until doughnuts are a light golden brown and spring back when touched, 6 to 10 minutes. Let cool slightly before removing from pan.
Glaze or add toppings of your choice as desired.