Old-Fashioned Cake Doughnuts

Course : Cakes
Serves: 1
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Ingredients:

3 3/4 Cups sifted all-purpose flour
4 Teaspoons baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon ground mace
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3 Tablespoons shortening
3/4 Cup milk
1 Teaspoon vanilla
2 cups Vegetable oil for frying
10 ounces sugar -- (confectioners)
 

Preparation / Directions:

Sift flour, baking powder, mace and salt onto wax paper. Beat sugar, eggs and shortening at medium speed in a large bowl with electric mixer until fluffy; blend in milk and vanilla. Remove bowl from mixer and stir in flour mixture until well-blended. Wrap dough in plastic wrap or wax paper; chill at least 2 hours. Place dough on a lightly floured surface; roll to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut out with a lightly floured doughnut cutter. Fill a large heavy saucepan or electric skillet 2/3 full with vegetable oil. Heat to 370° on a deep-fat frying thermometer. Drop doughnuts, 2 or 3 at a time, into hot oil. Fry, turning once, 3 minutes, or until golden. Drain on paper toweling; cool. Sprinkle with 10X sugar or shake in a plastic bag with I cup granulated sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. For the tenderest doughnuts, dough should be well chilled. To speed chilling: Press dough onto plastic wrap to a 1-inch thickness. Wrap and place in freezer. Chilled dough can then be rolled with less handling. MAKES about 16 doughnuts

 

Nutritional Information:

10694 Calories (kcal); 58g Total Fat; (4% calories from fat); 62g Protein; 2543g Carbohydrate; 399mg Cholesterol; 2715mg Sodium


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