Sunday, November 3, 2013

Apple Spice Cake Donuts

Apple Spice Cake Donuts

3 1/4 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 c milk
1/4 c melted butter
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 apple, peeled, cored, & grated
Shortening or cooking oil for deep-fat frying

In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/4 cups of the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and  salt. In a medium bowl combine milk and melted butter.  In another bowl combine eggs, sugar and vanilla; beat with mixer till thick.  Then add grated apple.  Add dry mixture and milk mixture alternately to egg mixture, beating just till blended after each addition.  Stir in remaining 1 cup flour.  Cover dough, chill for 2 hours.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.  Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness.  Cut dough with a floured doughnut cutter.  Re-roll dough as necessary.

Fry 1-2 donuts at a time in deep fryer.  About 1 minute on each side or till golden.  Drain on paper towels.  Roll warm donut in cinnamon sugar, or regular sugar, or glaze if desired.
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