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Kac Kac (Somali Doughnuts)

These are super quick and easy to make and very addicting!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Somali
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 560kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 2 cups flour all-purpose
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted ghee or butter
  • 2 tablespoons warm milk
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 eggs
  • Oil for frying
  • confectioners sugar for dusting Optional


  • Mix flour and baking powder in a bowl.
  • Add sugar and cardamom powder.
  • Pour hot melted ghee or butter onto the flour mixture. Mix well until combined.
  • Add the warm milk and lightly beaten eggs and knead the dough until smooth. You should be able to easily clean the bowl with dough and then you know it is done.
  • Roll out the dough into a circular shape to a thickness of about half an inch and cut into the desired shape.
  • Heat the oil.
  • Deep fry the kac kac until golden brown, remove from oil, place on a paper towel to drain oil.
  • Dust with confectioners sugar if desired.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg