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Sour Cream Doughnuts

No recipe image available.These deep-fried sour cream cake doughnuts, with a vanilla glaze, are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, with a taste simliar to glazed buttermilk doughnuts.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup melted unsalted butter, slightly cooled
1 cup sour cream
Vegetable oil for frying

2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 tablespoons (about) heavy whipping cream

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Doughnuts: Whisk first 5 ingredients in medium bowl to blend; set aside.
  2. Using electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs in large bowl until very thick, about 3 minutes. Beat in orange peel and vanilla. Gradually beat in butter; beat in sour cream.
  3. Gently fold in reserved flour mixture (dough will be slightly sticky).
  4. Cover; set aside 1 hour.
  5. Press out 1/3 of dough on lightly floured surface to 1/2 to 2/3-inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2-inch diameter round cutter, cut out doughnuts. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. Heat about 1 1/2-inches of oil in a large deep skillet to 365°F to 370°F (185°C).
  7. Fry doughnuts, 3 or 4 at a time, until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Using slotted spoon, transfer doughnuts to paper towels to drain. Cool doughnuts slightly before glazing.
  8. For Glaze: Combine powdered sugar, vanilla extract and 4 tablespoons cream in a medium bowl; whisk until smooth. Whisk in additional cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, to form a medium-thick glaze.
  9. Spread glaze over tops of doughnuts.

Makes 24 doughnuts.

Variation: Omit the glaze and roll hot doughnuts in powdered sugar or a mixture of ground cinnamon and sugar.