Cameroon Doughnuts Recipe - Precious Core

CAMEROON DOUGHNUTS RECIPE

 Guys, this Cameroonian doughnut recipe is hands down one of the easiest and most palatable recipes you will ever make. It comes together in a few minutes.You could make these for a quick breakfast, a quick snack or a quick treat for guests. They are also great for parties! I love making a big batch and keeping at home just so you know, I could feed myself some when I so wish.
cameroon doughnuts recipe
These classic drop doughnuts are soft and pillow-like on the inside and taste like something better than cake. To make them, all you need to do is mix together the dry ingredients then you throw in the wet ingredients and mix. Easy doughnutty!
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Watch me making some in the video:

 

 

Ingredients

 

ingredients for Cameroon doughnuts
 
Flour- 3 cups
Margarine- 6 level tablespoons
Baking powder- 1 teaspoon
Liquid milk- 1 cup
Grated nutmeg- 1 teaspoon
Sugar- 1 cup
Salt- a quarter teaspoon
Eggs- 2
Oil for frying: 1 litre

 

Directions
 
Step 1
 
Pour oil into a pot and set to heat on medium heat.

 

Step 2
In a bowl, rub in flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and margarine until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
cameroon doughnuts dry ingredients
mixed doughnuts dry ingredients

 

Step 3
Beat eggs with sugar and milk, add into the flour mixture and mix until smooth.
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doughnut batter

 

Step 4
Add in a little water (about half to one cup) until the batter is a dripping consistency just like puff puff batter.
cameroon doughnuts mixture
Step 5
Deep fry into small balls in heated oil. To create the balls, wet hands and carry some of the batter with one hand and cut some of it into the oil.
If this doesn’t work for you, use a teaspoon or ice cream scoop to spoon the batter into the oil.
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Step 6
Flip when one side is golden brown. Remove from the oil when balls are completely golden brown. Place on paper towel to drain.
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Oh my! These are sooooo good! Remember, you only need about 30 minutes.
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Enjoy!
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Cameroon Doughnuts Recipe
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Cameroon Doughnuts Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

How to make perfect Cameroonian drop doughnuts. They come together in only 30 minutes!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Cameroonian
Servings: 40 drop doughnuts
Author: Precious of preciouscore.com
Ingredients
  • 3 cups flour (360 g)
  • 6 tablespoons margarine - levelled (or softened butter)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup liquid milk
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200 g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Oil for frying - I used canola
Instructions
  1. Pour oil into a pot and set to heat on medium heat.
  2. In a bowl, rub in flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and margarine until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Beat eggs with sugar and milk, add into the flour mixture and mix until smooth.
  4. Add in a little water until the batter is a dripping consistency just like puff puff batter.
  5. Deep fry into small balls in heated oil. To create the balls, wet hands and carry some of the batter with one hand and cut some of it into the oil.
  6. If this doesn't work for you, use a teaspoon or ice cream scoop to spoon the batter into the oil.
  7. Flip when one side is golden brown. Remove from the oil when balls are completely golden brown. Place on paper towel to drain.
Recipe Notes

Your oil shouldn't be too hot. If it is, your doughnuts will brown quickly without getting cooked inside. Medium heat will work perfectly. When doughnuts cool completely, you could place them in an airtight container or bag and save for up to a week. Refrigerate for best results and lightly warm in an oven before eating.

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 If you make these doughnuts, please take a picture of them and tag me in a photo on Instagram: @preciouscore. I’ll love to see!
*Recipe updated from when first published on June 13, 2016.

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73 Comments

  1. Awesome..thks..very helpfull

  2. These are great and nourish ingredients. I would be glad if you can guest on healthy food on http://www.sabtrends.com

    Thanks

  3. Thanks for visiting, Saminu!

  4. I just made my doughnuts using your recipe and they taste awesome. My husband has eaten everything. Thank you very much.

  5. I just made my doughnuts using your recipe and they taste awesome. My husband is eating everything. Thanks so much.

  6. This makes me so happy, Vanessa!
    Thank you for letting me know.

  7. Great and simple recipe. I can't wait to try this next week.

  8. nice recipe. Most times I just dump all the ingredients in the blender and blend till smooth., then I make a well in the flour and pour the blended mixture.. I am always multitasking when cooking, so rubbing in will take me more time. Thanks for the recipe dear.

  9. I love that method of yours.
    Saves a bunch of time!
    Thanks for sharing, dear.

  10. Please let me know how it goes, Leonora!
    Thank you, for dropping a line.

  11. Wow thanks so much for this recipe am gonna try it . The doughnuts look's good.

  12. Wow thanks so much for this receipt am gonna try it.it looks yummy am salivating already

  13. You're most welcome, Anriette!

  14. Kolle Vivette

    Precious bless you, Just stumbled on your blog today. I have been dying to lay my hands on a doughnut recipe for years now.Can't wait to try yours. Thanks

  15. I'm glad this is useful, Kolle!
    Nice to meet you. Please don't be a stranger. Hope to see more of you!

  16. Am happy for the recipe but please can you give the exact quantity of flour to be used.Thanks

    • Hi Vera, the exact quantity of flour is in the recipe. That is 3 measuring cups. If you want it in grams, that’s 384 grams. It’s just over one-third of a kilogam. Hope this helps.

  17. HEY CAN I USE POWDERED MILK INSTEAD OF LIQUID MILK

  18. This is awesome more grease to your elbows my dear. Kudos???

  19. I leant that doughnut when I was in Cameroun.thanks for reminding me about it.time to make some.

  20. Thanks for the recipe Precious. Just wanna be certain on one thing though. Which kinda cups are u referx to in measurx the flour and milk?

  21. Hello Gracias, I’m referring to the US standard measuring cups.
    In case you want to use kilograms, 2 cups make 1/4 kg.

  22. Ok I understand. I got those. Thanks a lot. You are doing a great job.

  23. This is my first time searching for a recipe and yours was first! I will try it. my only concern is can I make the ball shape lol.

    Thank You

  24. christianna m akinwale

    Waooh Thank you very much for d recipe

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  26. thanks precious for this recipe. i’m a food lover that wants to try every beautifully made food and i happen to stumble upon this on facebook. i don’t have an instrgram account but will notify you when i’ve made mine.

  27. Waow good job Precious. Proud of you dear.

  28. I love doughnuts too. It’s still one of the fastest selling street food in Naija. Weldone Precious.

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  30. Just made mine and it soaked up the oil *sad face* please help!!! What did i do wrong????

    • Hi MrsL, did you follow my exact measurement? If you did and it soaked oil, then I guess your oil wasn’t hot enough. When your oil isn’t hot enough, it absorbs oil. If you have a deep fry thermometer, heat your oil to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Hope you try again.

  31. Yes i followed the exact measurement but now you said it i think it was the oil. I was abit too cautious when you said the oil should not be too hot. Thank you for your reply though i’ll try again and let you know how it turned out. Thank you for the amazing work you do putting these recipes up. God Bless You.

  32. I think I need to come and start living with you. Like…see the way you torment us with food. Lol. This looks like what we call buns or puff puff in Nigeria. I used to think all doughnuts came with a hole in the middle but you’ve surprised us with this. It looks sumptous. One day I hope to be able to make variety of recipes like you Sis Presh! 😀

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  34. Nicolineteba

    wow aunty Precious,the doughnuts look very edible,thanks for the recipe I can’t wait to do mine ,thanks for all the lovely foods recipes

  35. Hi aunti pre, I sooo luv your recipe. It seems much easier. Will definitely try it out.

  36. Hi Preciuos my question is, if I am to use say 12 cups of flour do i increase baking powder to 3 tsp,milk to 3 cups,sugar to 3 cups and eggs to 6 please? I made them following your recipe and it was so yummy then someone ordered lots of it. Please reply ASAP, need to deliver them on Saturday morning

  37. Vivian ATIA

    I am going right away to make some. Thank Precious

  38. Thanks for this I’ll try it. Keep up the good work. God bless u.

  39. Am trying this right away….lol

  40. I made mine and it was very good. I did reduce the quantity of sugar. I cup sugar for 3 cups flour is too sweet for my likens. But it was really good. Thanks .

  41. LESLIE-ANN

    I went to a 4th July cookout at a Cameroonian house ,man the doughnut was da bom. So I asked to order some the lady said $60. when she called me today,I thought that was expensive so I came back to your site,which means I will be making my own lol. Thanks so much Precious darling for saving my palette. God bless you and your kitchen.

  42. Thanks Precious
    They look yummy. Gonna try it.
    One question about the measurement of the flour and milk, can I use 235ml cup measurement ? Will that be approximate?.
    Thanks. Perfect chef Sis.

    • Hi Frances, yes use 235 ml for the milk. But for the flour, use 120 grams for 1 cup of flour. So you need 360 grams of flour in this recipe. That’s about one third of a kilo. Hope this helps.

  43. Kwi Magdalene

    Hi Precious some months back i asked the question if i am to make 6 cups of flour,should i double all ingredients? still waiting for an answer

  44. Frances D

    Hello Precious.
    You are a Darling. Thanks so much for your response.Watched the videos as well.
    Now I get the picture well.
    Thanks so much.

  45. Longchi theresia

    Looks very simple,thanks for us brilliant knowledge

  46. Hi Precious
    Made some doughnuts over the weekend. Turned out great and Delicious.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.
    Remain blessed dear.

  47. Hihihihi and hello Precious, i also change diapers and cook food. Above all, I love and serve Jesus and love coconuts.
    Thank you so much for your recipe, it’s easy to make, simple and a great result

  48. Hi,
    I made my own dougnuts but i dont know what went wrong. The first time the doughnuts were perfect and still soft till the next day. But the second and third times, the balls had more of a puff-puff appearance; more puff-puffy than doughnuty (if i can use the expressions), don’t know if you understand what am trying to say. Usually I find doughnut surface to be slightly rough with what seems like small holes, but that was not what I got. Mine appeared rather smooth and even strong by the end of the day. Please what went wrong, is it the dosage, the type of milk etc.
    NB: the first time i used liquid milk with very little water but the second time i used powder milk which i transformeed to liquid by adding some water, could this be the problem? But you said we could use powder milk and mix with water!!!!!

    • Hi Bisong, did you add yeast to it? That could make it taste like puff puff. Please be sure to follow my exact recipe: the right measurement of ingredients and directions for best results. I don’t think the milk is an issue here. Hope you try again.

  49. I did not add yeast, i only used the exact ingredients as shown on the post.

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