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Homemade Krispy Kreme Doughnuts


Krispy Kreme Copy Cat Recipe

Krispy Kreme donuts are probably my favorite food.

I mean, I know I say that a lot about a lot of desserts. But the truth is there is no food on earth I love, deep down, more than a Krispy Kreme Hot n’ Now donut.

But I couldn’t tell you the last time I bought one.

Krispy Kreme Copy Cat Recipe

Mostly because I can down about a dozen without hesitation.

But also because I can now make them in my own kitchen! Seriously. It’s so easy and totally hits the spot.

It’s also incredibly dangerous to have this recipe so close at hand… know what I mean?

Click at your own risk! Recipe at Food Fanatic.


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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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21 Responses to “Homemade Krispy Kreme Doughnuts”

  1. Katie Clark posted on June 2, 2013 at 10:51 pm (#)

    We made a similar recipe for copycat Krispy Kreme donuts at Christmastime…So, so good. But I’m like you. I never buy Krispy Kreme, because I so would eat the whole box :P

  2. Agy posted on June 3, 2013 at 6:43 am (#)

    You’re really tempting me here!!

  3. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on June 3, 2013 at 9:20 am (#)

    OMG they look exactly the same!!!!

  4. Shiloh Barkley posted on June 3, 2013 at 11:05 am (#)

    Hmmmmm. Of course I’m suspicious!

  5. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie posted on June 3, 2013 at 11:59 am (#)

    Oh dear help me. I am on a mission to look good in my bridesmaid dresses for the three wedding I’m in this summer and you are not helping!

  6. TiffanyAzure@CremedelaCrumb posted on June 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm (#)

    Ashton you are NOT alone. I confess, as a freshman in college I really and truly ate one dozen krispy kreme donuts all on my own after finishing a french exam. Probably not my wisest moment… but can you blame me??? :)

  7. Dalila G. posted on June 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm (#)

    WOW!! I mean WOW!!
    Talk about bringing ‘sweetness’ to my kitchen!
    Donuts are a must have in my book and making a Krispy Kreme is just fabulous! I only buy 2 donuts (for me only!) at a time when I’m out, otherwise I will eat boxes and boxes of these beauties! LOL!!
    I plan on trying this recipe soon….thanks for posting it! :-)

  8. Mandy's Recipe Box posted on June 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm (#)

    Oh man. If these taste anything like the real thing, I am in deep trouble.

  9. Melissa @ Leet Kitchen posted on June 3, 2013 at 4:02 pm (#)

    Oh, wow. I love the original glazed from Krispy Kreme…and yes, I too, can make a dozen disappear quickly. Luckily there isn’t a store that is easily accessible!

    • Ashton posted on June 6, 2013 at 9:46 am (#)

      Same here! I’d be in so much trouble if we had a store near by!

  10. Angela Rando posted on June 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm (#)

    This definitely sounds like trouble!! My mouth is watering just thinking about Krispy Kremes!

    • Ashton posted on June 5, 2013 at 12:49 am (#)

      I’m glad it’s not just me ;)

  11. Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake posted on June 6, 2013 at 11:52 pm (#)

    Oh I agree, this recipe could be very dangerous!! Looks amazing!

  12. Maria posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:25 pm (#)

    After I cut the doughnuts and let it rise, can I refrigerate the dough and finish it in the morning? Thank you so much for the recipe. My family is very excited!! :)

    • Ashton posted on June 12, 2013 at 11:52 pm (#)

      Yes! You can do that :)

  13. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on June 12, 2013 at 6:21 pm (#)

    HOW DID I MISS THIS POST?! I came to terms with myself that I would probably die without ever knowing how to make KK donuts at home, but now I can die happy! Yay for happy dying! Hopefully they have tons of KK donuts in heaven.

  14. Jamie Hutchison posted on August 14, 2013 at 7:55 am (#)

    Hot Krispy Kreme donuts are the bomb! I could eat them all day after working all night in the steel mill!

  15. TOMMY posted on May 13, 2014 at 7:34 am (#)

    What can I use to cut the doughnuts with…any clever and effective methods?

    • Ashton posted on May 21, 2014 at 12:14 am (#)

      I’ve used cookie cutters and mason jar lids. Sharp edges are best, but not necessary :)


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