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Old 03-22-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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Question about Donuts

Hello,

Is it possible to make Donuts using boxed cake mix? If so, what do I
have to add to it? I have a non-stick donut pan that I will use to
bake them in.

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Old 03-22-2008, 05:43 PM   #2
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Hmm....interesting question.

I've always made cake donuts by frying them. I have a donut press that is filled with batter. After releasing a certain amount of batter through the bottom in a donut shape into the hot oil, you simply fry them.

I imagine you could use the cake mix in your moulds....but all you'll have is cake mix cake in the shape of donuts.
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Old 03-22-2008, 05:54 PM   #3
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With molds and baking you really need to use a much lighter donut mix, otherwise almost anything else you use will turn out very cakish. Not bad if making old fashioned donuts.
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You can make your own donuts?
I guess why not? I hope we get some good recipes here. There's no donut shop where I live, I would love to make a couple donuts now and then.
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I have the same type donut batter dispenser as you, Vera. Pretty easy to accurately dispense the batter into the hot oil. I, too, have never heard of baking donuts in a pan, but I'm sure it's done.

Pacanis, if you want to "cheat" making risen donuts, you can use the "grands" biscuits. Cut a hole in the center with a small cutter and drop the biscuit donut and holes into hot oil. Fry until golden on both sides. Remove with a slotted spoon or spider and place on wire racks. Dust with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.
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Think cupcake pan but instead they look like donuts. The batter should be runny and poured into the mold then baked in the oven. They will be nothing like a Krispy Kreme, more like the cake like ones you get at a bakery.
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Thank you to all of you who helped me with my Donut question. I think I'll buy a Donut Despencer this coming week. It sounds like a great idea.

George
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Thank you to all of you who helped me with my Donut question. I think I'll buy a Donut Despencer this coming week. It sounds like a great idea.

George
It will more than likely come with several recipes, too. Good luck, and enjoy!
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Pacanis, if you want to "cheat" making risen donuts, you can use the "grands" biscuits. Cut a hole in the center with a small cutter and drop the biscuit donut and holes into hot oil. Fry until golden on both sides. Remove with a slotted spoon or spider and place on wire racks. Dust with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.
Thanks, but I tried Paula Dean's honey infused deep fried biscuits and they were one of the worse things I've ever had. I don't think I'll ever be able to deep fry a biscuit and eat it again... even with a hole in it.
I love plain donuts, or when we had one in "the city" Dunkin' Donuts "dunkin" donuts... hey, did I just repeat myself Gotta have something to dunk in your coffee when Tim Tams aren't available.
Dang, I sure do miss donuts.
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Gotta have something to dunk in your coffee when Tim Tams aren't available. Dang, I sure do miss donuts.
Okay, I'll bite ... what are Tim Tams? And I'd love to see a recipe for those old fashioned 'sour cream' donuts if anybody has one they've tried.
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