Old-Fashioned Doughnuts with Frosting

These finger-licking good delicacies are so light and luscious, my family has always called them "angel food doughnuts." They're lovely at Christmas with a dusting of confectioners' sugar....

Directions In a large bowl, beat sour cream and buttermilk until smooth. Beat in sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla just until combined. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda...


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa

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