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Krispy Kreme Donut Recipe

Servings: 12 Donuts
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 6 mins
Total Time: 26 mins
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.


  • 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: 1.4%, Vitamin C: 0.1%, Calcium: 2%, Iron: 7%
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat, Fried, homemade, Yeast
Author: Krystle
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