A simple recipe for warm, fresh, and delicious homemade doughnuts!

Homemade Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Doughnuts remind me of being on holiday (not abroad). We would always buy them from a doughnut truck whenever we went away – I just can’t resist the warm, sugar-coated goodness!

It was my boyfriend who came up with the idea of making them at home. I’m glad he did, these are scrumptious. Warm and cakey in the middle, and crisp, sweet and sugary on the outside. I didn’t add any extra flavourings, besides vanilla, to this recipe, but I bet a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg would take these doughnuts over the edge! See recipe notes below if you’d like to add extra flavourings.

Now, if you don’t have an electric deep-fat fryer, you can use a large deep skillet or pan like I did. You want to fill it up to 1″ of oil, and get it up to 375F/190C. Use a cooking thermometer like this one. Fry one side of the doughnut for about 15 seconds or until golden, then flip and fry the other side. Done!

Enjoy!

Homemade Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Homemade Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Homemade Doughnuts | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Homemade Doughnuts

15 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 and 4/5 cups (350g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then stir into the sugar mixture alternating with the milk until combined. Do not overmix.
  3. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into doughnuts using a doughnut cutter, or you could use a large round cookie cutter, and a small one for the centre. Let stand for about 10 minutes.
  4. Heat 1" of oil in a large deep skillet to 375F/190C. Fry for 15-20 seconds (or until golden brown) on each side, then remove from the oil.. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Roll the doughnuts in the melted butter, then the sugar whilst still warm, or frost with your preferred frosting.

Notes

You can also add your own flavourings, like 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon! Add these in with the flour mixture before combining the wet and dry ingredients together.

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44 Comments

44 Comments on Homemade Doughnuts

  1. Linda @ Today She Loves
    August 21, 2015 at 12:58 pm (1 year ago)

    These look delicious! I may try to make this, but heart-shaped donuts. :p

    Reply
    • Marsha
      August 21, 2015 at 5:10 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Linda! They’d be super cute in a heart shape! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    August 21, 2015 at 9:57 pm (1 year ago)

    Yum, my family just loves doughnuts! I’ve never made them from scratch before, but have always wanted too. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe, I can’t wait to try it!

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    • Marsha
      August 21, 2015 at 10:16 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Joscelyn! You’re very welcome! I hope you enjoy 🙂

      Reply
  3. Jess
    August 22, 2015 at 11:31 am (1 year ago)

    My Sunday activity is sorted for tomorrow! Can’t wait to try these – they look amazing. I’ll definitely be dousing mine in cinnamon 🙂

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    • Marsha
      August 22, 2015 at 11:48 am (1 year ago)

      Thank, Jess! I have a cinnamon doughnut recipe coming tomorrow! 😉

      Reply
  4. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
    August 22, 2015 at 1:16 pm (1 year ago)

    My mom used to make doughnuts when I was a kid all the time. I need to get the in the habit of making them now. Such a special treat!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      August 22, 2015 at 2:01 pm (1 year ago)

      They’re so easy to make too!

      Reply
  5. Linda@ Today She Loves
    August 22, 2015 at 4:09 pm (1 year ago)

    Marsha, thanks for this recipe. My boyfriend and I made it this morning and it is delicious and crispy.

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    • Marsha
      August 22, 2015 at 8:58 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Linda! I’m so glad you enjoyed my recipe 🙂

      Reply
  6. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel
    August 23, 2015 at 12:50 am (1 year ago)

    Oh man these look good! I remember being in Mexico one time and you could buy cinnamon sugar doughnuts (fresh!) like this, off the street for 25 cents. I could totally go for one now!

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    • Marsha
      August 23, 2015 at 8:06 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Ashley! I’m actually making cinnamon doughnuts today!

      Reply
  7. StressedMum
    August 23, 2015 at 10:38 am (1 year ago)

    They look gorgeous, I am going to have to try making them x

    Reply
    • Marsha
      August 23, 2015 at 11:03 am (1 year ago)

      Thank you! I hope you do try them!

      Reply
  8. Sara
    August 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm (1 year ago)

    Yum!!! I’ve been meaning to try to make donuts at home for a while and I think this week we’re finally going to do it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    • Marsha
      August 23, 2015 at 5:39 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Sara! You’re very welcome!

      Reply
  9. Charlene Asay
    August 23, 2015 at 7:48 pm (1 year ago)

    I just found your blog. I love it. Very cute. Oh and love love love homemade donuts. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      August 23, 2015 at 7:51 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Charlene! I’m loving your blog too! You’re very welcome 🙂

      Reply
  10. Marvellina
    August 23, 2015 at 8:27 pm (1 year ago)

    These look decadent !!!!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      August 23, 2015 at 8:45 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  11. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
    August 23, 2015 at 8:53 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh my goodness, these look incredible! Doughnuts are my weakness – I definitely wish I had one right now!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      August 23, 2015 at 9:15 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Kelly! I hope you try these!

      Reply
  12. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    August 24, 2015 at 6:53 am (1 year ago)

    Wow! These homemade donuts looks absolutely stunning and delish! Lovely share, Marsha! 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      August 24, 2015 at 7:49 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Anu! 🙂

      Reply
    • Marsha
      August 24, 2015 at 8:27 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Kerstin!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      August 24, 2015 at 8:27 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Sammy!

      Reply
  13. Amanda
    August 24, 2015 at 12:57 pm (1 year ago)

    They look sooo good and sooo bad lol But actually surprised that there isn’t even a cup of sugar in them! So actually not so bad yay! And even better if oil isn’t used, do you think this recipe would work baked in donut tin for the oven?

    Reply
    • Marsha
      August 24, 2015 at 2:17 pm (1 year ago)

      Yes! Just use less flour so the mixture is runny instead of a dough. I’d say 250g flour instead of 350g. Spoon the batter into the doughnut cavities.

      Reply
  14. 204 Park
    August 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh my gosh I’ve never made donuts before but they are 100% my weakness! haha These look SO tasty, excuse me as I wipe the drool off of my keyboard! lol XO, Diana

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    • Marsha
      August 24, 2015 at 4:23 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Diana! 🙂

      Reply
  15. Yaya
    August 24, 2015 at 4:49 pm (1 year ago)

    These look so good. following your blog is going to be dangerous. you are going to make me get back into baking

    http://www.randomlyyaya.com

    Reply
    • Marsha
      August 24, 2015 at 4:54 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Yaya! Hehe, I’d love to see if you bake any of my recipes!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      August 24, 2015 at 7:17 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Isabel! I’m happy to hear! 😀

      Reply
  16. Lindsey
    August 25, 2015 at 1:39 am (1 year ago)

    I’ve never attempted frying my own doughnuts–I’m such a scaredy cat! I usually bake my doughnuts, but you made frying them seem so easy! I’m going to have to try this recipe.

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    • Marsha
      August 25, 2015 at 6:13 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Lindsey! 🙂

      Reply
  17. Liz
    August 25, 2015 at 3:26 pm (1 year ago)

    Yummy!! I normally stick to my Clean Eating Protein Donut recipe.. but these look like they would be a delicious treat 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      August 25, 2015 at 5:01 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Liz! Your protein doughnuts look so scrumptious!

      Reply
  18. Swati Hegde
    August 26, 2015 at 12:04 pm (1 year ago)

    I LOVE DOUGHNUTS!!
    Buuuut I doubt I could ever make them from scratch. Still, I shall try someday. Under careful supervision, lest I burn the house down.

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    • Marsha
      August 26, 2015 at 2:22 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Swati! These are super easy to make! 🙂

      Reply
  19. Urvi
    September 1, 2015 at 4:36 pm (1 year ago)

    I love donuts.. It looks yummy… I will definitely try these

    Reply
    • Marsha
      September 1, 2015 at 7:45 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks! I hope you do!

      Reply

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