Make doughnuts for Dads this Father’s Day

If you grew up in a particular era, you’re familiar with the commercial slogan: “It’s time to make the doughnuts!”

Fast-forward 30 years and my sons have fully adopted that philosophy: Anytime is a good time to make the doughnuts.

Their love of fried dough inspired me to make a delicious baked version. Plus, it’s simple enough that anyone can “make the doughnuts!”

All you need are four ingredients, a doughnut pan and 5 minutes of prep! I hear you thinking, “A doughnut pan, Karen? Really?” Yes. A doughnut pan. I do not believe in one-trick-pony kitchen tools, but this purchase is worth it. You’re going to want to get one delivered ASAP.

• Karen Nochimowski is the author of the newly released cookbook “6-Minute Dinners (& More!),” which features more than 100 simple recipes. Karen started and runs Momma Chef’s Soup Kitchen and Momma Chef’s Little Free Pantries. Part of her cookbook proceeds go toward feeding those facing food insecurity.

Doughnuts for Dad

1 (15.25-ounce) box Devil’s Food cake mix

¾ cup 2% or whole milk

¼ cup avocado or vegetable oil

2 eggs, beaten

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (177°C).

Lightly coat two doughnut pans with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the cake mix, milk, oil and eggs in a large bowl.

Mix well. Fill each doughnut cup three-quarters full.

Bake uncovered for 11 to 14 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let the doughnuts cool for 5 to 10 minutes before removing them from the doughnut pan.

For decorating, top these doughnuts with your favorite frosting and sprinkles. Just wait for the doughnuts to cool before decorating.

An easy glaze to add to these doughnuts is made by mixing 1 cup (120 g) of confectioners’ sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk or water. Whip together until smooth, You can then dip the doughnuts in the glaze and let it harden for about 5 minutes.

Makes 15 doughnuts

— Karen Nochimowski

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