• Canola oil, for frying
  • 2 cups pancake mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 fruit cake, sliced and cut into 2- to 3-inch cubes
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish

In a table top fryer or a Dutch oven with oil, heat canola oil to 350°F.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the pancake mix and milk. Let rest for 5 minutes.

Using a fork, dip each piece of fruit cake into the batter and coat on all sides. Drop the battered fruit cake into the oil, a few at a time, and brown on one side, for about 20-30 seconds. Flip with a fork or slotted spoon and brown the other side, about 20 seconds.

Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Makes 20-24 donuts, depending on the size of the fruit cake