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No yeast cake doughnuts with a variety of toppings on a wooden countertop.

No Yeast Cake Doughnuts

Teri & Jenny
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 24
Calories 139 kcal


  • 1 quart peanut oil or a 50/50 peanut and vegetable oil blend


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup whole milk


  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons heavy cream (depending on desired consistency)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • cup chopped peanuts
  • cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted


  • Preheat oil to 365°F.
  • Whisk together the shortening, sugar and egg yolk until well combined.
  • In another bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Alternate adding the flour mixture and milk to the yolk mixture until a dough has just formed.
  • Turn the dough onto a clean surface and knead until smooth, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Lightly flour the surface and roll dough until ½ inch thick.
  • Use a 2 to 2 ½ inch circle cutter to cut out doughnuts, then use a small ½ inch piping tip (or any small ½ inch round you have) to cut out doughnut holes.
  • Carefully drop 3 to 4 doughnuts at a time into the oil and fry for 1 ½ to 2 minutes, flipping the doughnuts after a minute.
  • Drain on paper towels and repeat until all the doughnuts have been made. (at this time you can re-roll the scraps to make more doughnuts)
  • For the glaze: Place powdered sugar, cream and vanilla in a bowl and stir together with a fork until smooth.
  • To assemble: Dip each doughnut top into the glaze and gently press into either the peanuts or coconuts until they adhere to the glaze. Serve.
  • For the powdered sugar: Place powdered sugar and a few doughnuts into a paper bag and shake until all the doughnuts have been fully covered. Carefully remove doughnuts from bag and repeat. Serve.


Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 112mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 37IUCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
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