Best Baked Doughnuts Ever

Total Time
20 mins
15 mins

These donuts are lighter than regular donuts, baked not fried, and so easy to make. They will disappear before your eyes!

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  1. Blend 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter with 1 cup of sugar.
  2. Add the eggs and mix well.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
  4. Add to the butter and sugar mixture.
  5. Blend in the milk and mix together thoroughly.
  6. Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until doughnuts are golden.
  8. Combine remaining 1/2 cup of sugar with the cinnamon.
  9. Melt remaining 6 tablespoons of butter.
  10. While doughnuts are still warm, roll them in melted butter; then in cinnamon sugar.
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5 5

These doughnuts are great! I sent some with my boyfriend when he went to visit a mutual friend and he said they tasted like mini elephant ears! The key to making this recipe work is to ADD VANILLA EXTRACT. I put a little over a teaspoon into the full recipe (36 doughnuts) the second time I made them and the reviews were much better: more moist, better flavor.

2 5

First of all, cake like is exactly right. This is not a doughnut. My friends and I decided to call it a "snikerdoodle snack cake". It's more of a snack/short cake consistency. Done in regular size/medium muffin recipe yielded unless you want a whole buch don't double the recipe. Taste was ok but wasn't impressive.

4 5

this was very easy to make. I used equal instead of the sugar and it came out very family taught it was very delicious.