Easy to make cinnamon doughnuts

Nothing beats the taste of freshly made doughnuts!


Now you can make doughnuts just the way your favourite childhood ones were made, by following this simple recipe by Ntwenhle Gcabashe.

Photography by Dylan Swart

Prep time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Cooking time: 4 minutes

Serves: 4–5


  • 4 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1 sachet yeast
  • ½ cup (125ml) butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (250ml) warm water
  • Oil, for frying
  • Toffee sauce, for serving


  • 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  1. Mix flour, castor sugar and yeast in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in butter, eggs and water. Mix to form sticky dough. Knead for 5-10 minutes or until smooth.
  3. Leave dough in a warm place for 30 minutes to rise or until doubled in size.
  4. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface and cut with a round floured biscuit cutter.
  5. Place donuts on baking sheets. Set in a warm place for 30 minutes to rise or until puffy and nearly double in size.
  6. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry donuts for 1–2 minutes on each side, turning a few times, or until light-golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Mix dusting ingredients in a small bowl. Dust doughnuts with mixture and serve with toffee sauce.

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