The Famous Salvation Army Donut Recipe

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on May 4, 2016.
Recipe compliments of the Salvation Army.



The Famous Salvation Army Donut Recipe

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, reserve 1/4 cup for rolling
  • 1 level teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, well-beaten
  • Cooking oil for deep frying


  1. In a medium bowl, combine 1 3/4 cups flour with baking powder; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of electric mixer, cream shortening, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  3. Add milk and egg; stir to combine.
  4. Add flour mixture.
  5. Work into a soft dough and roll onto the floured board into a 1/4-inch thick sheet.
  6. Heat oil to about 375°F.
  7. Cut dough into the desired shape and fry, turning frequently.
  8. Cook donuts until a rich golden-russet color, about 3 minutes.
  9. While hot, roll donuts in remaining sugar.

Makes 15 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
240 calories, 11 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 21 g sugar, 2 g protein


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