I have really fond memories of going after church to get donuts with the whole family. As much as I still love the tasty treats, I’m wise enough to know that they are packing some major sugar/oil/fat content that I really don’t need to be eating.
I’m definitely not a martyr for moderation so my solution to these kinds of conundrums is to try to make it at home. For this project I managed to pick up a donut pan for a few bucks at the discount store by my office – those big box discount stores are a goldmine for random kitchen utensils. The only downfall is that they are stocked by chance so I would have grabbed two if they had been there but, alas, I only go the one.
Homemade Spiced Cake Donuts
- 2 c cake flour
- 3/4 c white sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 c milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 TBSP shortening
- In a large bowl mix cake flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.
- Stir in milk, eggs, vanilla and shortening and beat together until well blended.
- Fill each donut cup about 3/4 of the way and bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 325 degrees.
- 2 TBSP pure hot maple syrup
- 1 c powdered sugar
- Heat the maple syrup and combine powdered sugar with a whisk until smooth.
Take the cooled donuts and dip them in the maple glaze. Return to cooling rack to harden.