Italian Cakes & Dessert Recipes


Today I propose the delicious recipe of fried doughnuts: a dish that everyone likes both large and small and that is perfect as breakfast, dessert and as a mid-afternoon snack.

Resisting its fluffiness is really impossible!

Let’s see together how to prepare tasty fried doughnuts:


MAKES: 12 Ciambelline


  • 2 ½ cups of flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla (or 2 tsp orange juice or 1 tsp of your favourite extract)
  • 1 tbsp softened butter or lard
  • 1 cup of milk
  • Caster sugar to decorate




Beat eggs, then add butter/ lard, vanilla and milk. Beat together for 30 seconds.

In a separate bowl sift together all dry ingredients and add dry ingredients to the egg mixture, beating until smooth.

Fill doughnut dispenser with batter. Deep fry at 185°C / 365°F in melted frying oil.

Roll in caster sugar.

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