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Copy Cat Krispy Kreme Doughnuts you can make at home
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5 from 1 vote

Not Quite Krispy Kreme, but Dang Good Doughnuts!

Light, fluffy, sweet, delicious donuts!
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: doughnuts, krispy kreme
Servings: 48
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Rachael



  • 2 cups milk scalded
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 7 cups sifted flour divided


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cold water


  • Scald milk on the stove top over medium high heat, by pouring milk into a sauce pan, and stirring continuously until edges start to form bubbles, and steam starts to come off the milk. Be careful not to burn the bottom, and remove from heat.
  • Add butter to the scaled milk, and melt butter in hot milk. Then let mixture cool down some. You want it warm to the touch, but not over 120 degrees.
  • Once milk is cooled some, add 1 teaspoon sugar, the salt and all of the yeast. And let sit for 3-5 minutes, to let yeast foam and activate.
  • In a stand mixer, beat 4 eggs until just combined. Then add the yeast mixture, remaining sugar, and 3 cups flour. And mix it all together.
  • Add rest of flour, the dough will be sticky.
  • Knead for 5 minutes with kneading hook or by hand (this is very important)
  • Allow to rise for 1-1 1/2 hours until double in size (varies based on room temp)
  • Roll out dough
  • Cut into doughnut shapes using a doughnut cutter or lid to a jar, or coffee mug, or whatever you have.
  • Allow to rise until doubled (about 30-45 minutes, again it depends on room temp)
  • Heat oil to 350° with a thermometer and fry 1 - 2 minutes on each side until golden. It is best to cook the doughnut holes first, to make sure your temperature is right, and to insure you do not burn, undercook, or ruin these amazing donuts. Every stove is different, if too hot the doughnut will be gooey on inside, if too cold, the doughnut will get oily. This is the trickiest part, but if you get it right you will love it.
  • Once temperature is good, proceed with cooking the donuts. About a minute on each side
  • Let them cool on a paper towel or cooling rack- helps get the glaze to stick.
  • Mix together all the ingredients for the glaze, heat a little, then dip in warm glaze.
  • Eat and enjoy!


Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 39mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.9mg