Spiced Cake Donuts

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
  1. In a large bowl mix cake flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Stir in milk, eggs, vanilla and shortening and beat together until well blended.
  3. Fill each donut cup about 3/4 of the way and bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 325 degrees.

Maple Glaze

  • 2 TBSP pure hot maple syrup
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  1. 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.