Sunday, November 25, 2007

Applesauce Spice Cake Doughnuts

¼ c. shortening
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 T. vanilla
1 t. mapleine
5 ½ c. flour
3 t. baking powder
2 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
2 t. ground cinnamon
1 t. ground nutmeg
½ t. ground cloves or allspice
½ t. ground ginger
½ t. ground mace
½ c. buttermilk
1 c. applesauce

Cream shortening and sugar.
Beat in eggs, vanilla, and Mapleine.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and spices together;
Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and applesauce.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to ½ inch. Thick.
Cut with a floured doughnut cutter.
Let dry for 10 minutes.
In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375.
Fry doughnuts until golden brown on both sides.
Drain on paper towels.
Makes about 24 doughnuts.