Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Copycat

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Absolutely delectable, light, crispy, sweet, amazing and addictive.  I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great. Most of all, they turned out quite pretty! Usually homemade doughnuts look like ugly... but these formed so nicely,, Simple, very light and fluffy :)

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Copycat

Yield: 24 doughnuts

Ingredients:

Doughnuts:
  • 2 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
  • 1/4 cup water (105-115)
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk (scalded, then cooled)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • canola oil

Creamy Glaze:
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 -6 tablespoons hot water

Chocolate frosting:
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 -6 tablespoons hot water
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate chips or 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in 2 1/2 quart bowl.
  2. Add milk, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups flour.
  3. Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
  4. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  5. Stir in remaining flour until smooth.
  6. Cover and let rise until doubled, 50-60 minutes. Dough is ready when indentation remains when touched.
  7. Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour.
  8. Gently roll dough 1/2 inch thick with floured rolling pin.
  9. Cut with floured doughnut cutter.
  10. Cover and let rise until doubled, 30-40 minutes.
  11. Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  12. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula.
  13. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface.
  14. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side.
  15. Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surface); drain.
  16. Dip the doughnuts into creamy glaze set on rack then when slightly cooled spread chocolate frosting on top.
  17. Dip in sprinkles or other toppings after chocolate if desired.

Creamy Glaze:
  1. Heat 1/3 cup butter until melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla until smooth.
  3. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.

Chocolate Frosting:
  1. Heat 1/3 cup butter and chocolate over low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla until smooth. Stir in water 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.