Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts Recipe

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Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts Recipe – Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts are coated in glaze and taste just like the cakey ones at your favorite bakery! No yeast makes this recipe quicker and easier.

Recipe by: handletheheat.com

Yield: 12 doughnuts and holes


For the donuts

2 1/4 cup (255 grams) cake flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar

2 tablespoons (29 grams) butter, at room temperature

2 large egg yolks

1/2 cup (113 grams) sour cream

Canola oil, for frying

For the glaze

3 1/2 cup (350 grams) powdered sugar, sifted

1 1/2 teaspoons corn syrup

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup hot water


For the donuts:

  1. In a bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until sandy. Add the egg yolks and mix until light and thick. Add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl in 3 additions, alternating with the sour cream, ending with the flour. The dough will be sticky. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour. 
  3. Mix for 30 seconds on low speed or until the dough is smooth but slightly sticky. You want to mix enough that the dough doesn’t fall apart in the oil, but not so much that it becomes tough. If the dough is unbearably sticky, add extra flour one tablespoon at a time (especially if you live in a warm & humid climate). READ MORE

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