Sugar Dusted Doughnuts

Doughnuts always taste better fresh, warm and doused with sugar. This recipe makes about two dozen.


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (and some extra for flouring surface)
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • Fat or oil (for deep-fat frying)



  1. Sift together sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and flour.
  2. Beat eggs thoroughly, then stir into dry ingredients. Add the milk and melted butter and stir.
  3. Roll about ½ inch thick on a floured board and cut with a doughnut cutter.
  4. Fry several at a time in 375°F fat or oil until nicely browned.
  5. Remove doughnuts from oil with slotted spoon ansd drain on paper towels.
  6. Dust with granulated or confectioners’ sugar.

What you should know

You should always allow oil temperature to get back up to 375°F before frying the next batch.

Some people call them donuts, some call them dough nuts, and I call them doughnuts. No matter what you call them you will call them delicious after you taste them.

Re: Doughnuts

This recipe sounds like a lot of fun, but I don’t have a doughnut cutter. What can I do to get around this handicap?

Re: Doughnuts

You can use a empty can and don’t forget to make a hole and you can use as donut cutter.

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I just tried these donuts with my kids and they were a grand slam. A perfect afternoon snack with milk or coffee. Try dusting them with confectioners’ sugar and cinnamon and/or powdered vanilla sugar. Yum!

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Delicious! I just made these doughnuts but with one critical addition. After they were fried nice an golden brown, I heated some honey in the microwave and rolled the doughnuts in the honey. Once the honey dried ( few seconds) I sprinkled the powder sugar on. Wow! Next time I’ll remember to share some with my kids.

Re: Doughnuts with honey and coconut

Rolling the doughnuts in honey was a great suggestion. Rolling them in chopped coconut after rolling them in honey makes them even better.

Re: Sugar Dusted Doughnuts

Great doughnuts. Perfect for the holidays. I love the suggestion to roll them in honey and coconut. Very nice.

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