Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Spiced Cake Doughnuts

This recipe is from a sweet missionary friend that was with us in Zambia for a few years. We had a lot of good times together and I loved going to visit them. Uncle Mark is one of the BEST story tellers I have ever heard. Most of the time I don't know if the story is true or made up but he holds you captive in his stories that is for sure. He has served in many branches of the military and has been deploy a few times. Aunt Stacey is an awesome mom and has held down the fort with 5 kids while Uncle Mark was deployed. They are now missionaries in Kenya.

Aunt Stacey has a great recipe for Cake doughnuts! I am usually a fluffy yeast dough kind of a doughnut eater but these are really good! I love the flavor of the nutmeg and cinnamon that these give and they are super easy to make.  They also make a good Fall kind of doughnut to eat. So if you are looking for a sweet cake like doughnut to eat. Try these!

 Spiced Cake Doughnuts
3 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup melted margarine
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
2/3 milk

Mix 2 1/4 cup flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg. In another bowl mix eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add milk and butter to the flour mixture and then add the egg mixture. Mix all together. stir in remaining flour. Mix well. cover and chill for 2 hours. Roll out dough on flour surface. Cut into doughnuts. Fry in HOT(350 degrees) oil till golden on each side. Drain on Paper towel. Dust with powder sugar or make a icing glaze to drizzle on top.

Glaze: ( I don't really measure this so I don't have the exact quantities)
about 1 cup powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla or almond flavoring
a little milk to make the glaze to the right constancy.
Mix together well and dip top of doughnuts in glaze.

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