How to make Salted Caramel Ring Doughnuts

Some people think making doughnuts is too difficult, but our simple four step ‘how to’ will show you how!


You will need for these for the doughnuts:

500g self raising flour (we recommend Allinson)

1 tsp baking powder

90g golden caster sugar (we recommend Billington’s)

2 medium free range eggs

2 tbsp sunflower oil

200ml whole milk


You will need these for the topping:

110g Dark Muscovado sugar (we recommend Billington’s)

110g salted butter

1/2 tsp sea salt

175ml double cream

plus sea salt to decorate


1. To make the caramel sauce: Place the sugar, butter and salt in a saucepan and heat until the sugar has melted then add the cream and stir through. Bring this to the boil and simmer for 3 minutes until thick. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

2. Sift together the flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the sugar. Beat together the eggs, oil and milk then add to the dry ingredients. Mix together until a smooth dough forms.

3. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to about 1cm thickness. Cut circles out of the dough using a floured cutter, then use a smaller cutter to cut out the centres.

4. In a deep saucepan heat some vegetable oil to about 170°C then fry the doughnuts 2-3 at a time by carefully placing in the oil for 3-4 minutes until they are golden brown on the bottom. Then turn them over and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until golden in colour and cooked through. Drain on kitchen paper. Finish the doughnuts by pouring over the caramel sauce and sprinkle over some flakes a sea salt.

These beauties are absolutely delicious warm, or you can keep them in an airtight container and eat within 1-2 days.



11 thoughts on “How to make Salted Caramel Ring Doughnuts

  1. Sharlee

    Your method says to add cream to the caramel and stir; however the cream is not in the list of ingredients, so how much cream do you use?

  2. Peter

    How much cream do you need for the topping on these. you say how much butter, sugar etc in the ingredient list, but no creeam, and then mention cream in the method of making. Looking forward to making them tho. look yummy

  3. John Puryer

    For the recipe for Salted Caramel Ring Doughnuts you seem to have omitted how much cream is in the sauce – you mention cream in the text though – could you please confirm as they certainly look yummy?
    Many thanks – John

  4. Tonia

    In the first step, it mentions cream, but it’s not in the ingredients list. How much cream do you need and what type of cream is it?

  5. Sarah

    Just made these and they’re fantastic! Had only made doughnuts with yeast before. Light and fluffy in the middle, non greasy. I made circles instead of rings, as I had no small cutter and didn’t sprinkle salt on to as sauce was salty enough. Sauce would also work on some vanilla ice cream. Will definitly use again


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