Thursday, July 3, 2008

Express Donut a.k.a. Cake Donut

Hi there!

My daughter likes to eat donut but most of the time I don't have a lot of time to spare to cook donuts for her as you probably know the original donuts normally take hours to prepare as it uses yeast. I didn't glaze the donuts I made because I don't like them to be too sweet, even without the glaze (that's why they don't look shiny), the donuts taste sweet enough for me.

I found this recipe to cook donut in much shorter time and the most important thing for me is my daughter loves them very-very much! The donuts are soft but please don't compare them with the Big Apple or Dunkin Donuts etc., this is an express donut recipe.. remember? :)

Work plan

60 mins preparation
30 mins frying

1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1.5 Tsb shortening at room temperature
2 cups of sifted flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
oil ( for frying)

1/4 cup boiling water or 1/4 cup hot coffee
pinch of salt
1 cup icing sugar


1. In a medium bowl, slightly beat 1 egg.
2. add sugar to egg and beat until incorporated
3. Add butter and beat until smooth
4. Add milk and mix well.
5. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mixed well.
6. Cover and chill dough until stiff enough to roll out with rolling pin.
7. Roll out dough on a floured surface with rolling pin to 1/3" thick. Let rise for 5-10min.
8. Cut out donuts with a donut cutter.
9. Combine the ingredients for glaze and set aside.
10. Fry donuts until golden brown.
11. Glaze the fried donut with the sugar mixture and cool on a wire racks.


Add more flour, If your dough is not stiff enough to roll out with a rolling pin.

You can use a clean smooth bottle ( or others) instead, if you don't have a rolling pin.

If you don't have a donut cutter, you can just make a ball of dough, flatten it a bit and make a hole in the middle it or you can also use rims of drinking glasses or bottle covers ( different sizes of course, big one to cut the shape and small one to make a hole in the middle).

This is the donut cutter I use. A cheap plastic one which you can buy from the supermarket for RM1.90. This makes mini donuts. For bigger donuts, you can buy a bigger mould which costs about RM2.50.


  1. Poppet bankrap lah big apple ni!!!!!nanti i mau try lah hehehhe

  2. Whimsi, iya try la.. inda juga bankrap tu big apple tu.. sebab lain rasa dia and big apple punya donuts lembut betul gia tu...
    tapi ko ble la juga kasi topping with chocolate, mesti sedap juga tu hahaha

  3. wow! this look very easy & quick. begitu banyak ka jadi dia for 2 cups flour. i wanna try la.

  4. hi fabmon,
    memang banyak tu lah yg dapat, tapi tu donut mini tu.. bukan macam size yg biasa tu... klu saiz yg biasa mungkin lagi sikitlah :).

  5. oppsss.. why the sad face myduk? Cheer up!