These are the yummiest tasting, best kind of doughnuts ever. Not to mention, super easy as well. You can dust icing sugar over doughnuts, a strawberry topping or a chocolate one. Personally my favorite has always been a quick caramel-chocolate topping over these amazingly perfect doughnuts.
Cake Doughnuts (6 doughnuts)
1 large egg, room temperature
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
2 tbsp lukewarm butter
1/4 cup milk
4 oz semi-sweet dark chocolate of your choice
3 tbsp salted butter(can use unsalted as well)
4 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tbsp water
Sift together the baking powder,salt and flour.In the bowl of your electric mixer(or with a hand mixer), beat the egg and sugar until creamy and yellow. Then slowly add the flour/baking powder/salt combo.Add the lukewarm butter and milk. Mix till a soft dough forms.It will be sticky. Let the dough sit there for 10 minutes to make it smoother.
Flour your work surface generously and roll out your dough approx 1/4 inch thick with a rolling pin. Then cut out your doughnuts with a doughnut cutter. Place the doughnuts on a floured surface(room temperature) while your oil heats up.
On medium heat put in the doughnuts n a deep fryer/wok/frying pan. Deep fry the doughnuts. Initially they will sink but then will inflate and rise to the surface. Take them out when both sides are light-brown in color. Let them cool on a paper towel while you make the glaze.
On low heat put the water and sugar. Let the sugar melt. Add in the cocoa powder and butter, Stir these with a spoon. Lastly add the dark chocolate and let that melt in the caramel mixture. Cool to room temperature.
Dip your doughnuts into the glaze and víola….. the doughnuts are ready to serve. Put on some sprinkles(kids love them!).