Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts

I could eat donuts every single day.  Well, if I didn’t care about having a heart attack and huge rear end.  But minus those things, and I totally would.  I love them.  I remember taking a magazine quiz once that determined if you had a sweet tooth, a salt tooth or a fat tooth.  Guess which one I had.  Yep, a giant fat tooth.  So donuts call to me.
This recipe did not disappoint at all!  They were delicious!  I did mess up and rolled my dough too thin.  I couldn’t figure out why they were flat until about 5 hours later when I did one of the “I should of had a V8” hand smacks to my forehead.  But they were still awesome!
Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts 
* 2 1/2 cups cake flour
* 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
* 1 tsp. salt
* 3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 2 Tbsp. shortening
* 2 large egg yolks
* 2/3 cup sour cream
* oil for frying
Simple Vanilla Glaze
* 3 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
* 1 1/2 tsp. light corn syrup
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
* hot water
Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg and set aside.
In a stand mixer, mix the sugar and shortening for about 1 minute on slow speed.  Add the egg yolks and mix for another minute on medium speed, scraping the sides of the bowl as you go.
Add the dry ingredients and the sour cream (alternating the two) in three separate additions.  Mix just until combined (do not over mix.)  The dough will be sticky.  Transfer to a clean bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Refrigerate at least 45 minutes (or overnight.)
Heat oil in your deep fryer or in a large pan to 325 degrees.
Roll the dough out on a floured surface.  I rolled mine too thin (about 1/2 inch thick).  I would make it thicker next time.
Using a donut cutter, cut donuts out of the dough.  Re-roll and cup until the dough is used up.
Fry donuts in hot oil for about 15 seconds and flip.  Fry for another 60 seconds and flip again to the first side and fry for another 60 seconds.  You want the donuts to be a nice golden brown color.
Remove from oil and place on cookie sheet lined with paper towels.
While they are still warm, mix the ingredients for the glaze.  Pour over the donuts.
My kids like the holes more than the donuts.  It’s miniature food.  Who doesn’t love it, right?
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  1. Oooh! That looks delicious! I’m going to pin it and try it later this week!


  3. These look so good!
    Im saving to Pinterest. =)

  4. These look amazing. I would love to have you share this with this weeks Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop. The link to the party is
    I hope to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  5. Donuts are my kryptonite! But you know, if I make them at home maybe they are actually GOOD for me unlike the ones at the donut shop. Caught you over at Wednesday Extravaganza @The Hungry Little Girl!

  6. I do like me a donut! These look very tasty. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  7. Like Homer Sipmson said “Mmmmmm donuts”!

  8. Like Homer Sipmson said “Mmmmmm donuts”!

  9. This looks easy enough for me to try, not good when it comes to cakes, pastries etc, lol 🙂

  10. These honestly sound so so so good!

  11. Oh, do these doughnuts look so good! I would love for you to share this over at our Eco Kids link up: http://organicaspirations.blogspot.com/2012/11/kids-learn-and-play-and-eco-kids-tuesday.html

  12. Erin,
    Your Doughnuts look fabulous, sure wish I had one right now. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. LOL! I have a fat tooth too, TOTALLY. So, of course, I’d eat, like ALL of these.

  14. I bet my fat tooth is bigger than yours:) I love, love sour cream donuts. They love my hips more. I am hosting a Merry Merry Munchies linky party @ Dining With Debbie and would love for you to join in. There are two great giveaways (1) a $50 gift card to my favorite jeweler, robinsonlane.com (go check her out) and (2) a signed copy of Arkansas Pie: A Slice of the Natural State written by my good friend and blogger buddy, Kat Robinson. Be sure to sign up through rafflecopter for a chance to win one of these. http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2012/11/2012-merry-merry-munchies-3-baked.html

  15. Thank you for sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog Link Party #12

    My tooth is both sweet and fat 😛

    I’ve never made doughnuts before, but really should give them a try – these look yummy!

    Happy Monday!
    Michelle x

  16. fabulous!! i’ve never made my own donuts yet, and these definitely sound like they’re worth the try!

  17. Well, thank you very much for ruining my attempted diet. LOL! These look delicious and I think I’ll make them next weekend when we have some overnighters. 🙂

  18. I Love old fashion’s. My grandma always took me to the bakery to buy them when I was a little girl. I must try these! You are so talented!! We hope you will come back this week! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party starts at 12:01AM on Wednesday and runs through Sunday night. Have a great week.

    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee’s), Linda (Two Succulent Sisters)

  19. We really hope you read this comment. We were part of the Adorned From Above Blog Hop. We think these rolls look delish!! We featured them on our blog as one of our favorites. We would love it if visit our site and grab our feature button on the top right. Thanks so much for sharing.
    The Busy Bee’s.
    Myrna and Joye.
    P.S. We are your newest followers. We would like for you to follow us too.

  20. You can put Krispy Creme out of business with these gorgeous donuts. My kids will love to make these. Please bring them by my foodie friday party today.

  21. Oh, yum!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!