Copycat Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts Recipe

Copycat Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts Recipe

How To Make Copycat Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme is famous for its delicious doughnuts that are soft and fluffy. This glazed doughnuts recipe lets you enjoy your favorite treat at home.

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour



For Doughnuts:

  • tspactive dry yeast
  • ½cupwarm water,110 degrees F
  • ¼cupgranulated sugar,divided
  • ¼cupevaporated milk,warmed to 110 degrees F
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼cupvegetable shortening,at room temperature
  • 1largeegg
  • 1eggyolk
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • cupsall-purpose flour,then more as needed, scooped and leveled
  • 4cupsvegetable shortening,for frying

For Glaze:

  • 2tbspunsalted butter,melted
  • 1⅓cupspowdered sugar
  • 1pinchsalt
  • 2tspevaporated milk
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • 4tsphot water



  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, whisk together yeast, warm water, and ½ teaspoon of the sugar. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Add in evaporated milk, remaining granulated sugar, salt, ¼ cup of shortening, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.

  3. Add half of the flour and set mixer with the whisk attachment and blend until smooth.

  4. Switch mixer to hook attachment, slowly add remaining flour, and knead on low speed for about 4 to 5 minutes until smooth and elastic adding additional flour as needed.

  5. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 1½ hours until double in size.

  6. Punch dough down and roll into an even layer onto a floured surface to slightly less than ½-inch thickness.

  7. Cut into doughnut shapes using a doughnut cutter or two round circle cutters (one large and one small for holes). Cover and let rise for about 30 to 40 minutes until doubled.

  8. Heat shortening in a cast iron dutch oven to 360 degrees F.


  1. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze by mixing together all of the glaze ingredients in a shallow dish. Make sure the mixture is not too runny.

  2. Carefully transfer doughnuts to oil and fry until golden on bottom, then using a wooden chopstick, flip to opposite side and fry opposite side until golden brown.

  3. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool for 1 to 2 minutes then dip the top half in glaze while still warm and return to wire rack and allow the glaze to set at room temperature.

  4. Best served warm. Once cool reheat in the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds if desired.

Recipe Notes


Don’t walk away from oil while preheating and don’t let it get above 375 degrees F. If that happens, remove from heat and reduce heat as needed.



  • Calories: 842.80kcal
  • Fat: 75.97g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.92g
  • Trans Fat: 9.64g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 30.88g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 20.72g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.38g
  • Fiber: 0.90g
  • Sugar: 17.95g
  • Protein: 4.13g
  • Cholesterol: 34.54mg
  • Sodium: 126.99mg
  • Calcium: 25.82mg
  • Potassium: 62.02mg
  • Iron: 1.40mg
  • Vitamin A: 31.11µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.12mg
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