It was only about a year ago that I had made donuts at home for the first time, and now you could say I am a little obsessed. This recipe combines my love for all things pumpkin and the ecstatic joy of fresh donuts all wrapped in a pretty little package. These Pumpkin Spiced Cake Donuts have me falling in love with the idealistic slow weekend morning where the smell of fresh baked goods fills the air and hot cuppa joe warms your body and soul!
So go ahead and put on your favorite Saturday morning chill tunes and dig right into this recipe. Brew that big pot of coffee. And don't worry about getting out of your
How do you make Pumpkin Donuts?
What I love about this recipe is that I feel like really anyone could make it. You will also be surprised at how easy it is. They come together in 5 minutes and then just have to rest a little bit before frying.
This recipe would be considered a straight dough method. That means that you basically add all the ingredients into the bowl and mix. Making it quick, easy, and completely satisfying.
After the dough rests for 1 hour, you roll it out on a floured surface and cut them. You can use two-sized cutters or a special donut cutter. I have even considered just making donut holes sometimes.
Once your dough has rested and is cut, you are ready to fry! I like to use peanut oil to fry in because, in my opinion, it lends the best-finished flavor. But you can use anything you have on hand, veg, canola, etc.
When the donuts come out of the fryer let them cool slightly before dredging them in the pumpkin spice sugar. There is a bit of a fine line between them being too hot that the sugar melts to them and becomes wet and being too cold for it to stick. I usually let them sit for about 5 minutes then being coating them in the sugar.
Now I haven't tested it, but after working with this dough I do believe that I could have made these baked donuts, but I will work on giving that a try and report back soon.
Any way you choose to make these donuts they are sure to bring everyone together and melt hearts all day long! Well, they do mine anyway!?
You can also substitute freshly roasted pumpkin for canned, get my guide on "How to Roast a Pumpkin" here. It adds that extra layer of freshness that makes everyone go huh and treasure them even more!