Cameroon Doughnuts Recipe

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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 on two white plates and parchment paper.
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!
Several Cameroon doughnuts.
 

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 in a bowl.
 
Mixed dry ingredients for doughnuts.
 
Step 3
 
Beat eggs with sugar and milk, add into the flour mixture and mix until smooth.
Beaten eggs for doughnuts.
 
Doughnut batter in a mixing bowl.
 
 
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 batter.
 
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.
 
Frying cameroon doughnuts.
 
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.
Frying spoon lifting some Cameroon doughnuts.
 
 
Oh my! These are sooooo good! Remember, you only need about 30 minutes.
Cameroonian doughnuts on paper towels in a bowl.
 
Enjoy!
 

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Cameroon doughnuts recipe

Cameroon Doughnuts Recipe

4.91 from 10 votes
How to make perfect Cameroonian drop doughnuts. They come together in only 30 minutes!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 40 drop doughnuts

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 

  • Pour oil into a pot and set to heat on medium heat.
  • In a bowl, rub in flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and margarine until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  • Beat eggs with sugar and milk, add into the flour mixture and mix until smooth.
  • Add in a little water until the batter is a dripping consistency just like puff puff batter.
  • 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.
  • Flip when one side is golden brown. Remove from the oil when balls are completely golden brown. Place on paper towel to drain.

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Additional Info

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Cameroonian
Calories: 76
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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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Welcome to my core! I am Precious Nkeih, the recipe developer and writer right here on my blog, Precious Core. My goal is to show you insanely delicious recipes you can replicate in your kitchen. And I love to tell stories too. Hope you find recipes here that will make cooking easier for you! Check me out on YouTube at YouTube.com/PreciousKitchen.


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  1. Hi Mme, you are serving homes i swear. I made my own doughnuts and it came out perfect so yummy. Thank you so much. More grace and wisdom.

  2. Thk you so much I will give a try. but pls if am to use 1/2 kilo of flour which measurements of ingredients will I use?

  3. This recipe is everything, i added milk and vanilla flavour to my batter and the taste is just out of this world. Thank you very much for sharing your recipe

  4. Precious !!!!

    You are saving homes I swear. I literally open up your blog atleast 3 times a week to plan my meals for the week. This recipe I am still to try and I bet it is awesome like every other recipe I have already tried out. Keep the good work! More Courage and stay blessed!

      1. My thanks for this recipe
        Mme I tried this and it came out tasting delicious but oil lots of oil got into it.
        What could have been the cause

      2. It looks like the oil wasn’t hot enough. When the oil isn’t hot enough it absorbs oil. Hope this helps.

  5. Wow! Thanks a lot Aunty Precious. I tried your recipe and the doughnut really taste yummy.Thanks a lot for sharing.