Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cake Donuts

Sure, here’s a recipe for Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cake Donuts:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until light and frothy. Add the sour cream and melted butter, and whisk until well combined.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour, or overnight.

  1. When ready to fry the donuts, heat a large pot or Dutch oven filled with vegetable oil over medium heat until the oil reaches 350°F (175°C).
  2. Meanwhile, lightly flour a work surface, and roll the dough out to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. Use a donut cutter or 3-inch biscuit cutter to cut out the donuts.
  3. Working in batches, carefully drop the donuts into the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pot. Fry the donuts for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.

  1. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the donuts to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain off any excess oil.
  2. Repeat with the remaining dough, making sure the oil stays at a consistent temperature.
  3. Serve the donuts warm or at room temperature, dusted with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar, if desired.

Enjoy your delicious Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cake Donuts!

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