These Copycat Krispy Kreme Donuts melt in your mouth just like the original! A classic donut recipe that the entire family will love!
We are a donut loving family. Always on the hunt for the best of the best.
With the handfuls of bakeries we have visited, Krispy Kreme still reigns supreme.
There is nothing quite like the fresh glazed donuts they serve when the light is on.
THIS recipe is as delicious as the original. The same melt-in-your-mouth texture and perfect glaze finish!
How do you make copycat Krispie Kreme Donuts?
The secret to these amazing donuts is in the dough. This is a yeast based donut. You need to let it raise until doubled in size. Do not rush things. It took us about 2 hours but it could be more depending on the temperature in your home. Be patient and follow the directions below for perfect donuts!
- Stir together yeast, water, and milk. Let that sit for five minutes or until foamy.
- Stir in sugar, salt, egg, shortening and flour.
- Beat on medium speed for two minutes or until the dough comes together.
- Lightly spray a glass dish with cooking spray, place your dough in the dish, cover, and let rise until doubled.
- Roll your dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out your donut shapes and set on a parchment lined pan.
- Cover and let them rest 15 minutes.
- Fry each donut for 40 seconds on each side or up to one minute.
How do you make donut glaze?
The finishing touch to your donut is what sends it over the top! Making a perfect glaze is key.
- Whisk together butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and a little hot water. You want a somewhat thick consistency but runny enough that it will coat the entire donut!
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Copycat Krispy Kreme Donuts
- 1-1/4 oz package yeast
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 3/4 cups warm milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 2-1/2 tablespoons shortening
- 2-1/2 cups flour
- oil for frying
- 1/3 cup butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 -6 tablespoons hot water
- Stir together your yeast with the water, and milk. Let that sit for five minutes or until foamy. Stir in the sugar, salt, egg, shortening and flour. Beat on medium speed for two minutes or until the dough comes together. Lightly spray a glass dish with cooking spray, place your dough in the dish, cover, and let rise until doubled. This should take 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Roll your dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out your donut shapes and set on a parchment lined pan. Cover and let them rest 15 minutes.
- Heat your oil to 350 degrees. Fry each donut for 40 seconds on each side or up to one minute. Donuts are done when slightly browned.
- In a small bowl whisk together the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and water until you get a glaze consistency. Dip each donut, front and back, and place onto a cooling rack to dry.
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Comments & Reviews
How Many does this recipe make ?
Tried these this morning for a birthday breakfast. They were a hit! Thanks for the recipe.
They were easy to make and super yummy! Couldn’t stop eating it!
I’m so glad you loved them, Aby! Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Lori VL says
Hi. Is the shortening melted?
Carol Cassidy says
can you bake these instead of frying?
This recipe is specifically made for frying. However, I do have several baked donuts you could try.
Chocolate Cake Donuts
Apple Cider Donuts
Baked Pumpkin Donuts
A kondal says
A kondal says
What flour do you use
Do you think I could use all purpose gluten free flour? I am a celiac
I have personally not attempted this recipe with gluten free flour. However, I do not see any reason why a 1:1 ratio swap would not work.
Debbie Lakey says
Do you have a sugar free donut recipe? I really like donuts, but I am diabetic. Thank you.
Hi Debbie! Unfortunately I do not have any sugar free donuts. Please be sure to let us know if you find a great sugar free recipe for us to try!
Elspeth Franks Filla says
blueberry glazed cake donut:::::::::: PLEASE
Added to our list of must-makes! Hopefully I’ll be able to share a recipe soon.
I would like a recipe for their blueberry cake doughnut. The glazed are okay but I love cake doughnuts more. Except for the chocolate, never.
I’ll work on getting a blueberry cake donut shared asap. Those are my favorite as well.
How many donuts does a regular recipe make?
It all depends on how big you cut them. I got 14.
I can’t wait to try these.