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Krispy Kreme doughnuts are some of the best around. They have a sweet buttery taste that melts in your mouth.

However, many times getting to a Krispy Kreme can prove to be impossible. We live pretty far from the closest one. So, getting the delicious Krispy Kreme taste can be pretty hard.

Copycat Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 

 That’s why I have this delicious Copycat recipe that gives you all the delicious doughnut taste without having to drive miles to get it.

 This delicious Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Copycat Recipe will be a huge hit. Packed with the delicious flavors that have made these doughnuts a huge favorite, without the drive!  So, read on to see how easy it is to make copycat Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Check out how easy it is to make copycat Krispy Kreme donuts! 

 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Copycat Recipe

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Copycat Recipe

Tomorrow is National Doughnut day. Why wouldn’t these delectable treats have their own day. I mean hello, Doughnuts = Happiness …well at least in my book.lol 
One of my favorite types is Kripy Kreme Doughnuts. 
 

I simply adore Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. They are truly one of my favorite kinds out there.
Sadly where we live in there aren’t any within a driving radius which makes me so sad.
Krispy kreme donuts
That beings said what’s the next best thing? Making them from scratch, because lets face it nothing taste better than freshly made Krispy Kreme.

How to make Copycat Krispy Kreme doughnuts 

This Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Copycat Recipe is so crazy easy to make you’ll be shocked. Most important you’ll be blown away by the delicious, authentic flavor.
 
 Check out the recipe below.

 

To make this recipe you will need a Doughnut cutter which can be found here
 
Ingredients in Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Copycat Recipe
 
For the Doughnuts: (makes 6, recipe can be doubled)
2 1/2 Cups of All Purpose Flour (plus little more if required)
1/4 Cup of granulated Sugar
1 packet of instant yeast
4 tbsp of lukewarm water (around 110 F)
3/4 Cup of lukewarm milk
1 egg, at room temperature
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 Cup of shortening or unsalted butter at room temperature (use shortening for more authentic taste)
Enough vegetable oil or shortening for frying (use shortening for more authentic taste)
 
For the glaze
(whisk everything together into a smooth paste)
1 Cup Confectioners Sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp of water
1 tbsp of butter

How to make Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the water and yeast and let it stand for 10-12 minutes.
Next crack in the egg in a measuring cup and whisk it.
 
Pour it into the bowl of stand mixer along with the milk and shortening/butter, about a cup of flour and salt.
 
Mix it on medium speed for couple of minutes and then add in the remaining flour and keep mixing till combined.
 
Cover the bowl with a towel and let dough rise for an hour.
Dough is ready when the dent stays when you push down with a finger on it.
 
After an hour, take the dough out on a floured surface and roll it out to 1/2 inch thickness.
Cut using a floured doughnut cutter, cover and let it rise for another 40 minutes.
 
 
Heat vegetable oil or shortening, and once the oil is hot, slide the doughnuts in.
 
Turn once the doughnut rise to the surface and fry till golden brown.
 
Transfer to a cooling rack. Once it is cool enough to be handled but still warm, dip it in the glaze and transfer it to the cooling rack.
 
 
Don’t they look heavenly? This is so easy to make and so worth the effort.
 
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Copycat Recipe
 
These delectable Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are pretty amazing.
 
 
Enjoy!
Make sure and pin the recipe below to save for later! 
copycat krispy kreme doughnuts
Yield: 6

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Copycat Recipe

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Copycat Recipe

This delicious Krispy Kreme Copycat recipe will be a huge hit in your home. Filled with all the deliciousness of Krispy Kreme doughnuts without the drive.

Prep Time 55 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Doughnuts: (makes 6, recipe can be doubled)
  • 2 1/2 Cups of All Purpose Flour (plus little more if required)
  • 1/4 Cup of granulated Sugar
  • 1 packet of instant yeast
  • 4 tbsp of lukewarm water (around 110 F)
  • 3/4 Cup of lukewarm milk
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 Cup of shortening or unsalted butter at room temperature (use shortening for more authentic taste)
  • Enough vegetable oil or shortening for frying (use shortening for more authentic taste)
  • For the glaze -
  • (whisk everything together into a smooth paste)
  • 1 Cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 1 tbsp of butter

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the water and yeast and let it stand for 10-12 minutes.
  2. Next crack in the egg in a measuring cup and whisk it. Pour it into the bowl of stand mixer along with the milk and shortening/butter, about a cup of flour and salt.
  3. Mix it on medium speed for couple of minutes and then add in the remaining flour and keep mixing till combined.
  4. Cover the bowl with a towel and let dough rise for an hour. Dough is ready when the dent stays when you push down with a finger on it.
  5. After an hour, take the dough out on a floured surface and roll it out to 1/2 inch thickness.
  6. Cut using a floured doughnut cutter, cover and let it rise for another 40 minutes.

Heat vegetable oil or shortening, and once the oil is hot, slide the doughnuts in. Turn once the doughnut rise to the surface and fry till golden brown.

Transfer to a cooling rack. Once it is cool enough to be handled but still warm, dip it in the glaze and transfer it to the cooling rack.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 533 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 52mg Sodium: 144mg Carbohydrates: 73g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 31g Protein: 8g
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13 Comments

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    November 15, 2018 at 12:49 pm
  • Reply Arlene B Wright

    Really wish there was a print feature for this recipe and the directions.

    July 24, 2018 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Deanna

    I have frozen roll dough do you think if I let It rize a little then make into donuts and raze the rest of the way it would work I’m a little old and sick to try the scratch recipe I’ve made donuts from refrigerated tubes of biscuits there good this sounds even better.

    January 26, 2018 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Farah shahzad

    I’ll definitely try this recipe and give my feed back.

    September 28, 2017 at 7:28 am
  • Reply kate g

    Oh, this could be dangerous! This is a great one to copycat, thanks for this.

    September 10, 2017 at 2:49 am
  • Reply Cynthia Seppala

    Oh wow…those look soooo delicious. My kids would gobble these up. Pinning now for future reference!!

    May 10, 2017 at 3:28 am
  • Reply monique s

    these look spectacular. I am gonna try to make these and hope they even come close to how great yours look

    May 8, 2017 at 10:23 am
  • Reply sarah christopher

    Making my mouth water LOL!!

    May 7, 2017 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Jo-Ann Brightman

    I have never made donuts, but I would love to try this recipe.

    May 3, 2017 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Lynne B

    Donuts and soft pretzels – haven’t been brave enough to try those yet! Your donuts look amazing and just as drool-worthy as Krispy Kreme!

    May 3, 2017 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Barrie

    I MUST make these! We LOVE Krispy Kreme donuts and these look amazingly like them.

    May 2, 2017 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Lauryn R

    I love Krispie Kreme donuts! They are so good, especially fresh off the line! I bet this homemade version is amazing! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    May 2, 2017 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Deborah D

    These look so yummy!

    May 2, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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