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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Perfect Krispy Kream Doughnuts Recipe

Krispy Kream Doughnuts' Recipe


- 2 T. Active Dry Yeast
- 1/4 cup Warm Water 
- 1 1/2 cups Lukewarm Milk
- 1/2 cup White Sugar
- 1 t. Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 1/3 cup Butter
- 5 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 quart Vegetable Oil (for Frying)


1. Dissolve yeast in the Warm Water with a tablespoon of White Sugar (let it sit for 5-10 minutes).

2. In a sauce pan warm the Milk, White Sugar, and Butter (do not bowl just heat until lukewarm).

3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the yeast mixture, milk mixture, eggs, salt, and 2 cups of Flour

4. Beat in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough no longer sticks to the bowl. Knead the dough in mixing bowl or by hand for 10 minutes (kneading is very important)!

5. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover, and set aside in a warm place to allow the dough to double in size.

6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and gently roll out to 1/2 in thickness. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Place doughnuts on a baking sheet and let them rise until until double in size. 

7. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large heavy skillet to 350 degree. Slide doughnuts into the hot oil using a whide spatula. Turn  doughnuts over as they rise to the surface. Fry doughnuts on each side until golden brown. Remove from hot oil and drain on a wire rack. Dip doughnuts into the glaze while still hot. Set onto wire racks to drain off excess. Keep a cookie sheet under racks for easy clean up.


- 1/3 cup Butter
- 2 cups Confectioners' Sugar
- 1 1/2 t. Vanilla
- 4 T. Hot Water
  • Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in Sugar and Vanilla until smooth. Remove from heat adn stir in Hot Water 1 T. at a time until icing is somewhat thin but not watery. Set aside until doughnuts are ready to be glazed.


  1. Oh my! We used to take monthly trips to Fargo when we lived in N.Dakota just to have an excuse to go by the Krispy Kream bakery. Nothing quite like a fresh, hot, Krispy Kream donut (or two). I'm saving this one in my files! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Mmmmm. those look so delicious!!!

  3. I made these tonight and they turned out really good. I made the dough in my bread machine, so it was very easy. The donut holes are fun too.

    1. Can you tell me about the bread machine? Do I just put in all ingredients (EXCEPT the oil, obviously) and hit one of the bread "go" buttons?

  4. does you capital T mean tablespoon and lowercase t mean teaspoon?

  5. Daniel Miser-- I did them in a bread machine too and I layered everything the way you do in baking bread-- the wet ingredients then dry and yeast last-- I just followed the directions for the machine on the order but then followed this recipe for all your other steps and of course the amounts-- hope this helped.

  6. 2T seems like a lot of yeast. Is this correct or a misprint? Would hate to make them and come out wrong because of a misprint.

  7. No it is not a misprint it is 2 Tablespoons of yeast. I know it seems like a lot of yeast but it makes quite a few donuts.