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Krispy Kreme Donut Recipe

Krispy Kreme Donut Recipe: Light and fluffy donuts topped with a rich glaze that will melt in your mouth. Enjoy Krispy Kreme for a fraction of the cost with this spot on recipe.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword copycat, Fried, homemade, Yeast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 12 Donuts
Calories 235kcal
Author Krystle
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  • For the Krispy Kreme Donut Recipe
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 Cup Warm Water
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar Divided
  • 1/4 Cup Evaporated Milk Warmed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Shortening Softened
  • 1 Egg and 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 - 4 Cups Vegetable Shortening For Frying
  • For the Glaze
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter Melted
  • 1 1/3 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt To Taste
  • 2 Teaspoons Evaporated Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 -4 Teaspoons Water


  • In a large bowl whisk yeast, warm water, and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Set aside for 5-10 minutes.
  • Then stir in remaining sugar, evaporated milk, salt, shortening, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract.
  • Gradually whisk in flour a little at a time until smooth and just combined. Do not over mix.
  • Knead until dough is smooth and slightly sticky ,but no longer sticking to your fingers.
  • Spray a large bowl with non stick cooking spray. Transfer dough into bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Rise until doubled in size (around 60-90 minutes).
  • Punch down dough and roll out onto a floured surface until ~1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut into circles using a biscuit or donut cutter. Don't forget to cut out the hole in the center.
  • Cover and rise again until doubled in size. (~30-45 minutes).
  • In a large dutch oven heat shortening to 360 degrees.
  • While oil is heating combine all glaze ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Fry donuts a few at a time until golden brown on both sides, flipping once.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 1-2 minutes before dipping into glaze.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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