Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Makes a nice Fall or Thanksgiving Breakfast, dessert or snack. Simple to make; and the delicious seasonal flavour of pumpkin make this a real treat to enjoy!
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup fresh pumpkin puree or 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
- powdered sugar, for coating
- In A large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add oil, pumpkin and buttermilk.
- Mix dry ingredients together and add to egg mixture.
- Chill 1 hour.
- Turn out on floured board and roll to 1/2-inch thickness.
- Use a donut cutter to cut donuts.
- Deep fry at 375°F.
- until brown on one side.
- Turn over.
- Brown other side.
- Drain well on paper towels and roll in sugar.
I have been searching for years for the perfect cake donut - tender, with the characteristic crooked top and pools of glaze. This donut is it. It turned out perfectly from following the recipe (except I doubled the spices, because we like pumpkin spice donuts). I made them for Halloween, and we're going to make them every Halloween from now on. Thanks for the recipe. (To prevent the donuts from becoming misshapen from cut-out to frying, I laid them out on a cookie sheet with light flour, and then transferred them to the oil with a metal spatula dipped in flour to keep them from sticking.)
I made these a couple weeks ago. They came out really well. I didn't have any buttermilk, so soured some milk instead. I sprinkled some cinnamon sugar on them instead of powdered sugar. Don't skip the chilling step--this is a soft dough and would be near impossible to handle if not chilled. I probably chilled it a little longer because I was busy on another recipe. The pumpkin and spices in this is subtle, but you can taste it. Pretty orange dough looks festive. This would be great in the fall, with some cider. Would be great with a little glaze, but I got lazy. My husband went nuts for these. Thanks 1Steve for the recipe!