Cinnamon Sugar Cake Doughnuts

After reading about how I made buttermilk cherry “doughnuts” sans doughnut pan, my mom sent me a doughnut pan, which I excitedly put to use this weekend.

I used the recipe that came on the pan packaging to make cinnamon sugar cake doughnuts, but I made a couple of changes to the recipe. Somewhat inexplicably the recipe was for a dozen doughnuts despite the fact that the pan only holds six. Since I was only making brunch for two, I figured six doughnuts would be plenty and I halved the recipe. Also, I did not have cake flour so I substituted all purpose flour and cornstarch. And because this was a weekend brunch–and thus minimizing work was a priority–I didn’t bother to sift the flour.  I will definitely make these doughnuts again.  They were substantial and moist without being heavy.

Recipe adapted from Wilton Baked Cake Doughnut Recipe.

To make six cinnamon sugar cake doughnuts, I used:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/8 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/8 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • Shortening, to grease the pan

For the cinnamon sugar topping, I used:

  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted

I placed the cornstarch in a 1 cup measuring cup. I then scooped flour into the cup and leveled the flour with a knife. I put the flour and cornstarch in a medium bowl and added the other dry ingredients. I stirred the dry ingredients.

I added the wet ingredients to the dry and stirred until a think batter formed.

I placed a zippered sandwich bag in a large glass and folded the top of the bag down around the top of the glass.

Doughnut Making - Glass with Zipped BagFilled the bag with the batter, removed most of the air, and sealed the bag.

Doughnut Making - Filling BagTwisted the top of the bag and cut off one of the corners of the bag.

Making Doughnuts - Cut Corner from BagPiped the doughnut batter into the greased pan.

Piping Batter Into Doughnut PanI baked the doughnuts in an convection oven preheated to 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8 minutes.

Making Doughnuts - Cinnamon Sugar ToppingWhile the doughnuts were baking, I combined 2 Tablespoons sugar and 1 Tablespoon cinnamon on a small plate. Microwaved 1 Tablespoon of butter in a shallow bowl until melted.

Making Doughnuts - Cinnamon Sugar ToppingAfter the doughnuts had cool slightly, I dipped the bottom of each doughnut in butter followed by the cinnamon sugar mixture. Served warm.

Cinnamon Sugar Cake DoughnutsBrunch - SW hash browns, parsely scrambled eggs, cinnamon sugar cake doughnuts, and raspberriesEnjoy!

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Cinnamon Sugar Cake Doughnuts — 13 Comments

  1. Hi Marie,
    Love these doughnuts! Your mom was so sweet to send you a pan! I don’t have one either and I’m ying to try some of the recipes I’ve seen.
    I came to your blog after seeing you had followed my pinterest boards. Followed you back :)I would like to invite you to join the Mommy Blog Recipe/DIY Boards. Would love to see some of your great projects added to them:) If you have time, check it out here:

    I see you are a newbie blogger like me…according to your blog post archives, anyway! I’m hoping the Mommy Boards helps all of us to grow our blogs:) Thanks! Di

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