ingredients yields 17-18
2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk 3 cups all-purpose-flour
1 tablespoon honey 3 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted  

  1. preheat oven to 400F
  2. lightly grease doughnut baking pan
  3. mix all dry ingedients in a medium bowl
  4. mix all liquid ingedients (to include melted butter) and stir them into dry ingedients
  5. use approximately 1/4 cup of batter per donut for ideal shape
  6. bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown

Notes - The Norpro 6-Count Nonstick Donut Pan is an excellent pan for this (I own three to fit all 18).  I use precisely 1/4 cup of batter and they come out PERFECTLY.  If you use less than the full stick of butter (1/2 cup) the doughnuts will be dry and make you immediately need something to drink; I don't suggest it.

We are still working on the icing (but we're close!).