• Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Makes: 16 servings

Buttermilk Cake Doughnuts


  • 4 cups Cake flour,plus more to coat surface
  • 2⁄3 cups Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Large eggs,beaten
  • 2⁄3 cups buttermilk
  • 6 cups Soybean oil,divided
  • 3 tablespoons Soybean oil,divided
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Instructions for Buttermilk Cake Doughnuts

Combine flour,sugar,baking powder,ground cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.Mix eggs,buttermilk,3 tablespoons soybean oil and vanilla in a large bowl.Gradually add dry ingredients to egg mixture,gently mixing until just incorporated.Dough will be sticky.

Turn dough out onto floured surface;gently knead two or three times,adding more flour as needed.Do not overwork dough.

Preheat 6 cups of soybean oil to 350°F in a heavy frying pan or small deep fryer.

Roll dough to ½-inch thickness and cut using 3-inch doughnut cutter.Reroll dough to cut additional doughnuts as needed.

Fry doughnuts in batches for about 1 minute on each side until light golden brown.Repeat with remaining doughnuts.Drain on paper towels.Cool completely.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar,cinnamon or chocolate glaze,or decorate as desired.

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