Sweet Potato Cake Donuts

Sunday, March 14, 2010

While I was fooling around in the kitchen the other day I had a wonderful idea for a new spin on homemade cake donuts. I hope you enjoy this as much as my family has...

Vegetable oil, for frying

3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 egg yolk

1/3 cup buttermilk

3/4 cup mashed Sweet Potato

3 tablespoons melted salted butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon sugar

Preheat oil in a electric skillet to fry them so you can regulate the temperature of the oil to 375 degrees F
Whisk dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

Whisk eggs, yolk, buttermilk, sweet potato, melted butter and vanilla extract together in another large bowl until smooth. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and thoroughly mix together using a wooden spoon. The dough will be very sticky.
Dust your countertop and hands with flour. Using your hands pat out dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Dip a 3-inch round cutter in flour and cut out donuts. Cut out center of donuts with 3/4-inch cutter. Gather scraps and re-roll. Continue cutting out donuts.

Fry donuts, in hot oil, until golden brown, approximately 1 minute per side. Drain on wire rack over sheet tray to cool.
Once they are cool, dust with cinnamon sugar,or sugar if desired, or make a basic donut glaze.


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