Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Copycat

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 30 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in 2 1/2-quart bowl.
  2. Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups flour.
  3. Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
  4. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  5. Stir in remaining flour until smooth.
  6. Cover and let rise until double, 50-60 minutes.
  7. (Dough is ready when indentation remains when touched.) Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour.
  8. Gently roll dough 1/2-inch thick with floured rolling pin.
  9. Cut with floured doughnut cutter.
  10. Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 minutes.
  11. Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350°.
  12. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula.
  13. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface.
  14. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side.
  15. Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surface); drain.
  16. Dip the doughnuts into creamy glaze set on rack then when slightly cooled spread chocolate frosting on top.
  17. Dip in sprinkles or other toppings after chocolate if desired.
  18. Creamy Glaze: Heat butter until melted.
  19. Remove from heat.
  20. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  21. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
  22. Chocolate Frosting: Heat butter and chocolate over low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.
  23. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  24. Stir in water 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
Most Helpful

I used to make doughnuts for a large chain grocery store. The way you turn the doughnuts while frying is to use large unpainted wooden chopsticks.You push on one side of the doughnuts over to turn them and can pick them up by inserting chopstick into the hole: no mashed or punctured doughnut!

5 5

These are really great doughnuts - and I've made lots of doughnuts over the years. One thing to remember is use whole milk NOT even 2%. Also for the glaze including chocolate glaze - instead of the water use evaporated milk. I did everything else is the same. Terrific - thanks for the recipe Roosie

5 5

One word: SINFUL. Oh actually 2 words Evil. These were soo wonderful I couldn't stop eating them. It was the first time I made donuts but definately not the last.

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