In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Stir in remaining ingredients until dry ingredients are moistened.
Fill large sauce pan or electric skillet 2/3 full with oil. Heat to 375 degrees. On well floured board knead dough 1 to 2 minutes or until dough is no longer sticky. Roll half the dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Slip doughnuts into hot oil, frying 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Shake doughnuts in paper brown bag with sugar, cinnamon and sugar or powder sugar as desired.
~For Halloween doughnuts I frost with orange and chocolate butter frostings.
From: Glorious Grub Cookbook By. Joan Stewart
Madagascar Vanilla (purchase at Chefs Catalog) Of all the vanilla's I've used this is my favorite. Once you've tried it you won't go back!