My husband has always liked really plain cake donuts: no icing, no flavors, no sprinkles, no powdered sugar, no cream fillings, no nothing extra beyond vanilla extract and nutmeg. He was so fond of Dolly Madison cake donuts when I met him. When we were still dating, I couldn’t believe we’d go into Dunkin’ Donuts on Congress Avenue, downtown Austin and he would order plain cake donuts!! All those luscious donut varieties staring back from the glass display cases didn’t phase him at all! Only other donut I ever saw him order was a glazed, strawberry jelly donut (talk about contrast LOL). So I decided today I’d try my hand at a low-carb version of his beloved Dolly Madison cake donuts. I couldn’t be more pleased with the result! My inspiration here were two lovely ladies doing much kitchen experimentation on Low-Carb Friends forums: Ouizoid with her bake mix experiment ratios of my 1st 6 listed ingredients below; and Sungoddess with her Chai Spiced Donut recipe that helped me with the liquid ratios. These donuts have a lovely texture, the required hint of nutmeg, and I’m certain Dolly herself would be proud if she were alive and could taste these! These donuts are not suitable for Atkins Induction but are OK once you get to Phase 2 OWL if the oat fiber, a virtual carb wash at 96% fiber, doesn’t cause you any issues or weight gain. They are OK for other ketogenic diets but not for Paleo-Primal devotees. See the SUPPLIERS tab above for unusual ingredient sources.
NOTE: I made a lovely sweet dessert with 4 of these. Sliced them in half laterally and placed in the bottom of a tart pan. Topped with thin slices of peaches (3 small). Dotted with butter all around. Sprinkled cinnamon and erythritol on top and baked 30 minutes. It was DELISH!
- 1/2 c. oat fiber
- ¼ c. plain, unsweetened whey protein powder
- ¼ c. egg white protein powder (pure powdered egg whites)
- 1 T. baking powder
- 1½ tsp. glucomannan powder (or xanthan gum)
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. ground nutmeg(preferably fresh, grated)
- ½ c. sugar equivalent of your favorite sweetener
- 3 T. melted butter, unsalted
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 3 T. DaVinci vanilla sugar-free syrup (or 1 tsp. vanilla extract + 2½ T. more water)
- ½ c. heavy cream (or coconut milk)
- ½ c. water