Berry Delicious Cake Donuts

(15 servings)

  • 2 and 1/2 cups + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup mashed potato
  • canola oil for frying
  • icing recipe below
This recipe makes 15 donuts and 15 donut holes.

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon together into a medium bowl.

In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add the shortening and the sugar. Mix on slow until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Add the egg and mix on slow until well combined and uniform in color.

Add the potato, a third of the flour mixture and a third of the milk. Mix on slow until just combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Continue adding the flour and milk in intervals. Stop when just combined - trying not to over-mix.

Transfer to a bowl that's been sprayed with cooking spray, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.

In a heavy pot or fryer, heat 3 inches of canola oil to 360 degrees.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Pat the dough down to a 1/2-inch thickness. Dust the top with flour. Use a 2 and 1/2 biscuit cutter to cut out the donuts. (Incorporate more flour into the dough if difficult to work with.) Transfer circles to a parchment lined baking sheet and use a 1-inch cutter to cut out the donut holes.

Gather the dough remnants and ball them up. Flatten again to 1/2-inch and cut out additional donuts.

Carefully, slide 2 or 3 donuts into the hot oil. As soon as the donuts float, flip them over using two chopsticks or dull knives. Cook until the underside is lightly browned - about 40 seconds. Flip and cook the other side to golden brown - about 30 seconds.

Transfer completed donuts to stacked paper towel. Be sure the oil is at 360 degrees again before frying another batch. Allow donuts to cool before icing.

Berry Delicious Cake Donuts

Berry Good Icing

- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon berry jam
- 1 Tablespoon warm water
- 1 drop food coloring (optional)

Place the powdered sugar, jam and water in bowl large enough to dip the donuts into. Stir until it forms a frosting consistency. Add additional water just a drop at a time until the consistency is like honey. If desired, add a drop of food coloring to accentuate the kind of jam you're using. Dip the tops of each donut into the icing. Let them set for 15 minutes for the icing to firm up.

For the final touch, place a berry in the hole of each donut.

Berry Delicious Cake Donuts

These homemade cake donuts can be any berry flavor that you like depending on the jam you decide to use for the icing.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Recipe number 3153. Submitted 12/6/2012.