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How to Make Sour Cream Donuts: Buy a Doughnut Day

It’s Buy a Doughnut Day, and if you don’t want to buy one, then I have a fabulous Sour Cream Donuts recipe below for you.

DonutsThe Love Affair with Doughnuts:

I don’t often make donuts a part of my regular diet, but sometimes, I get a strong craving for a honey dipped or sugar glazed donut.

I feel like if I don’t have one soon, my body simply will not be happy. Donuts are definitely a treat to which can become easily addicted, and it’s easy to overdo.

Having said that, I do believe that with the opening of so many coffee houses & tea establishments, donuts are likely the most frequently eaten dessert available to us.

They come in so many tempting flavors, and with so many fillings, at least one variety will take your fancy.

How to Make Sour Cream Doughnuts:

I think I must have chosen this recipe because I had not yet become proficient with yeast cookery.

When mixing doughnuts, have all ingredients at room temperature. The first recipe I ever used when I first made my own donuts was for sour cream doughnuts.

You may  use a deep fryer, or a large, deep, heavy bottomed pot on the stove with sufficient fat & a thermometer.

glazed doughnutType: Dessert Recipe

Serve with: a mug of tea or coffee
Prep Time: 10 min
Chill Time: 2 hrs
Fry Time: 5 min per small batch
Yields: 36 doughnuts


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 4 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 inches fat – to fry them in
  • powdered sugar – to sprinkle on top


  1. Preheat fat to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs well.
  3. Slowly add, sugar. Stir in sour cream.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon & salt.
  5. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until blended.
  6. Chill for 2 hrs.
  7. Roll out to 1/2 – 3/4 inches thick, and cut out donuts on a lightly floured surface using a large circular cutter, and a smaller one to make a small hole in the center. * Tip: Dip cutters into flour frequently.
  8. Allow cut out doughnuts rest for 10 min up to 1 hr on the floured surface.
  9. Fry in at least 3 1/2 inches of hot fat with a temperature of 375 degrees F, or until golden – about 2 min per side. * Tip: Do not fry more than 4 or 5 at a time.
  10. Remove one doughnut to make sure the inside is cooked through.
  11. Remove & drain on clean paper towels to soak up excess oil.
  12. When cool, dust with powdered sugar.

Now, on Buy a Doughnut Day, you can either go get you a doughnut, or you make them yourself at home. 😉

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