Picture of Deep Fried Doughnut Cupcakes
These cupcakes combined the fried goodness of a doughnut with the cake-y softness and taste of a cupcake! Fill them with your favorite filling and trim however you please.

Step 1: Cupcake ingredients

Picture of Cupcake ingredients
The cupcake on the inside of the "doughnut" is just your average yellow cake.  The recipe I used is from thecupcakerecipe.com, it makes 12 cupcakes.


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

2 large eggs
What a clever idea, combining two different tasty treats! You also made the directions easy to follow. Wish I had a deep fryer.
lit_elephants (author)  jfinkelmeyer4 years ago
You don't need a deep frier to make these, you could also use a deep pan and fill it with oil, it should work the same.  I think if you really want to try it you should.
In MI, we have both cake and raised donuts. This sounds (and looks) like a mix between the two. They look delicious!
menahunie4 years ago
Been done already. Where I am they are called Malasada's.
dliu3 menahunie4 years ago
not so fast, if my tongue tells me correctly malasada's are a yeast batter type doughnut.

this recipe appears to use baking powder rather than yeast. the would be more similar in texture to the traditional cake-doughnut.

but thanks for making me think about malasadas, menahunie. i'm way to far away from leonards now. going to have to do some research online, unless you happen to have a good recipe?

lit_elephants (author)  menahunie4 years ago
Malasadas are a yeast dough, this recipe doesn't have yeast it it. So if anything they are doughnuts, not my cupcakes.
farmsteader4 years ago
Wow, been thinking about homemade Donuts, this works! Hey you trying to make me Fat ! lol, eat at you own risk! Thanks
sunshiine4 years ago
These look very good. I see you are from the evergreen state! I lived in Wa for a long time.
bone_chaos4 years ago
Ummmm, yea... These are awesome!
lit_elephants (author)  bone_chaos4 years ago
Thank you!