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Krispy Kreme Doughnut Recipe

Light and fluffy donuts topped with a rich glaze on top that will melt in your mouth. Tastes as good as the store-bought Krispy Kremes!
Makes 24 donuts
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 228kcal
Author Imma


Doughnut Batter

  • 2 ¼-ounce packages instant yeast (or 4½ teaspoons)
  • cup (80ml) warm water (105-115℉/40-46℃)
  • cups (355ml) milk (whole or low fat milk)
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (7g) salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup (76g) butter, (or shortening) softened
  • 5 cups (600g) all-purpose flour
  • Canola oil for frying

Donut Glaze

  • ½ cup (113g) butter melted
  • 2 cups (240g) powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoon (10ml) vanilla
  • 5-7 tablespoons (75-103ml) evaporated milk


  • In a standing mixer, combine lukewarm water and yeast. Let it sit until dissolve for about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a microwave safe medium bowl, heat milk for about 2 minutes. Remove and let it cool.
  • Add, milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening or butter and 2 cups of flour to bowl of yeast.
  • Mix for 2 minutes at medium speed. Add the remaining 3 cups of flour and continue mixing dough. Scraping down sides.
  • Place dough in a large greased bowl. Cover loosely with a clean clothe and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1 to 2 hours or until doubled.
  • Roll dough out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into doughnuts using a donut cutter or cookie cutter about one 1-inch and one 3 or 4-inch .Let stand for about 10 minutes.
  • In a large sauce pan, pour vegetable oil until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimeters) high and place on medium heat until oil is 375 degrees.
  • Carefully drop doughnuts into hot oil, only a few at a time. Fry, turning once, for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on prepared paper towels.

Doughnut Glaze

  • In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter.
  • Remove and stir in powdered sugar and vanilla extract until everything comes together
  • Then evaporated milk (or sub water) until you have reached desired consistency
  • Dip doughnuts in glaze and let it drip on the rack.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 62mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.3mg