Dulce de Leche Cake Doughnuts

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Dulce de Leche Cake Doughnuts
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 14
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I really like these cake doughnuts. They’re ready in a jiffy, you don’t have to wait for the yeast to do its job, you can change the flavor and frosting, and they’re ready to eat. Best of all, they never last too long! They’re truly a success. This kind of dough is prepared as though you were making muffins, but it’s lightly kneaded. The texture is that of a light cake: rich, but delicate and full-bodied. They’re made in the blink of an eye, which sets them apart from other dough that uses yeast. These take much less time because the others take a lot of anticipation due to the time needed to allow the yeast to rise. The temperature of the oil is very important here, so if you don’t have much experience with this experience then buy a thermometer to measure the temperature. The oil should he hot enough to cook the doughnuts without allowing them to absorb the oil – this can happen if the temperature is too low – but not hot enough to cook the surface too quickly and leave the inside raw. Don’t wait another second and get to work to delight your loved ones with the most delicious homemade doughnuts made with your love!


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups flour (all-purpose flour) plus 2 tablespoons
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup dulce de leche
  • 1/2 cup multicolor sprinkles


  • 1
    Have all your ingredients ready and measured.
  • 2
    Combine the sugar, egg yolk and shortening in a bowl.
  • 3
    Sift the flour (minus the 2 tablespoons), baking powder, salt and cinnamon in another bowl.
  • 4
    Add one third of the flour to the sugar mixture until it’s well incorporated.
  • 5
    Add half of the milk and mix well. Repeat until you’re done with all the flour and milk.
  • 6
    Pour the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about three minutes or until the dough no longer sticks to your hands. Form a ball.
  • 7
    Use a rolling pin to stretch out the dough until it’s about 1/2 inch thick.
  • 8
    Cut circles about 2-1/2 inch and cut 3/4 inch circles in the middle.
  • 9
    Heat the oil over medium heat until it reaches around 365°F. Begin to fry the doughnuts in parts, three or four at a time.
  • 10
    Once they’re browned on one side, flip them so the other side can cook too.
  • 11
    Place on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Use a nozzle to add dulce de leche to each doughnut.
  • 12
    Pressure onto a dish filled with multicolor sprinkles.
  • 13
    Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Instead of the multicolor sprinkles, use chocolate sprinkles, chopped peanuts or shredded coconut.
  • tip 2
    Use 1 teaspoon of lemon in the dough instead of cinnamon powder.

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