Top Secret Krispy Kreme Donut Copycat

Top Secret Krispy Kreme Donut Copycat


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Enjoy the infamous gooey and delicious Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut without having to leave your house. This rich and decadent recipe will make you rethink your diet after sinking your teeth into one of the doughnuts. Ready in under an hour this dish is perfect for dessert, a midnight snack or even a on-the-go breakfast.

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Time needed

2 hour preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

24 servings


  • 2 ¼oz. packages yeast
  • ¼ C. water warm water
  • 1 ½ milk
  • ½ C. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Lg. Eggs
  • 5 ½ T. unsalted butter softened
  • 5 C. all-purpose flour
  • Oil to fry
  • Glaze
  • 1/3 C. unsalted butter
  • 2 C. powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. pure vanilla
  • 4 T. hot water

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Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large mixing bowl, add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups of flour. Using an electric mixer beat on a low speed for 30 seconds, scrape the bowl frequently, then on high for 2 minutes. Fold in the rest of the flour and mix until smooth. Cover and let dough rise until double or 50-60 minutes.

Using a floured rolling pin roll dough to 1/2in. thick, cut with floured doughnut cutter, or round cookie cutter floured. Cover and let rise until double or 30-40 minutes. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350°F, carefully place or slide doughnuts into oil using a wide spatula. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface of the oil. Cook for about a minute or until golden brown on both sides. Carefully take doughnuts out of fryer, avoiding poking/pricking the doughnut and place on a draining surface to cool. Repeat this process until all doughnuts are cooked.

Melt butter in a saucepan and remove from heat, stir in sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in hot water one tablespoon at a time. Glaze should be somewhat thick and easy to work with, if not, add 1-2 more tablespoons of hot water. Place doughnuts on a serving tray or plate, and carefully pour glaze over the arranged doughnuts be sure to cover each doughnut fully. Let set then serve.

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