Cinnamon Sugar Cake Doughnuts Recipe

These soft, cakey doughnuts will remind you of your childhood

These soft, cakey doughnuts will remind you of your childhood— proof that the simplest treats are often the best.


Cinnamon Sugar Cake Doughnuts Recipe

Melanie Jimenez
These soft, cakey doughnuts will remind you of your childhood
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 (3-inch) doughnuts


Cinnamon Sugar Cake Doughnuts Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Grated Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Cup unsalted butter
  • 4 yolks from Egg
  • 1 Cup sour cream at room temperature
  • Shortening
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


  • Sift together flours and baking powder into a large bowl; set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter on medium speed. Add egg yolks and mix until combined. Add sour cream and mix until combined.
  • Switch to the dough hook attachment. Add the dry ingredients. Mix until dough forms and pulls away cleanly from the sides of the bowl. Form dough into a flat disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 2 hours.
  • Roll out dough on a clean, lightly floured work surface until 1/2 inch thick. Cut out circles using a 3-inch round cookie cutter. Punch a smaller hole in the middle using smaller cutters or piping tips. Refrigerate until ready to fry.
  • Heat shortening in a heavy-bottomed pot over low heat until it registers 325°F on a deep-fry thermometer.
  • Make the cinnamon sugar: Combine ingredients in a medium bowl; set aside.
  • Fry each doughnut for about 2 minutes on each side. Drain quickly and toss in cinnamon sugar mixture until well coated. Serve immediately.
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