Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a standard-size (3 1/2-inch) doughnut pan* or twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray.Advertisement
In a bowl combine the next five ingredients (through baking soda). Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. In another bowl combine the next four ingredients (through almond extract). Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until combined (do not overmix).
Spoon batter into a large resealable plastic bag. Using scissors, cut off a corner; squeeze batter into prepared pan, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Smooth tops.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until doughnuts are light golden brown and spring back when lightly pressed. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes. Turn doughnuts out of pan. If desired, place doughnuts on parchment or foil and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm.
If necessary, bake doughnuts in doughnut pan in two batches, washing pan and coating again with cooking spray before filling with the remaining batter.