Whether you’re a cake doughnut person or yeast doughnut person, there are plenty of doughnuts to go around. In honor of National Doughnut Day (June 2) and this season’s hottest party food, we’ve gathered up 15 of our favorite doughnut recipes. From quick and easy desserts made from pre-made biscuit dough to laborious fried and filled doughnuts, there’s something in here for everyone.
Apple cider doughnuts are subtly fruity and filled with spice, making them a perfect way to start your day. Chopped pecans add some much-needed nuttiness and a crunchy texture.
The doughnut is obviously our favorite dessert, but if we had to pick a second, it’d be the brownie. This recipe combines the two with a silky, fudgy filling that is downright devilish.
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RumChata liqueur has a milky consistency and tons of beautiful spices, so it’s an easy way to get tons of flavor in these banana doughnuts. Chocolate glaze and coconut topping complete this indulgent cake doughnut.
Craving doughnuts but don’t have time to make a dough from scratch? Refrigerated pizza dough is a great shortcut. Roll the fried dough balls in cinnamon and sugar and you have a nearly instant dessert.
If you’re a baking novice, these doughnuts are a great way to start making this favorite treat. They’re baked and use baking powder instead of yeast, so they’re essentially foolproof.
These cake doughnuts are liberally seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger, making them pure comfort food on a plate. Though pumpkin purée makes them seasonal for fall, you can really dig into these anytime of the year and be happy.
Pre-made biscuit dough offers a quick and easy way to make your own doughnuts at home. There’s nothing more satisfying than frying these up, filling them with your favorite jam, dusting them with sugar, and taking a big ol’ bite.
Craving a classic doughnut shop glazed doughnut but aren’t within driving distance of a Krispy Kreme? We feel your pain. This copycat recipe is so like the real thing, you’ll swear you’ve actually gotten these from a box instead of your own oven.
These bite-sized doughnuts are as easy to pop into your mouth as they are to make. Each batch of doughnuts requires just nine pantry-staple ingredients, and baking these doughnuts instead of frying them also saves some hassle.
These chocolate chip doughnuts are glazed in milky cream and dipped in chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs. But they’re baked, so that means you can eat them totally guilt-free.
Pralines and a chocolate glaze give these doughnuts a major sweet indulgence factor. A touch of almond extract in this cake doughnut batter adds to the beautiful nutty flavor of the pralines.
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These beautiful, simple chocolate doughnuts are hiding a surprise inside: an entire caramel-filled Lindor truffle. When eaten fresh out of the oven, these doughnuts ooze with an insatiable chocolate and caramel filling that takes no effort to make.
The classic dessert combination of strawberries and cream cheese come together in this baked doughnut recipe. Made with a pancake mix, these doughnuts are as fluffy as they are sweet.
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You need to be technically proficient to make these doughnuts, but the end result is worth all the effort. When eating these sugary, fresh vanilla bean doughnuts, you’ll feel nothing but pure bliss.
Inspired by the Croatian festival Fašnik, we present the “world’s best doughnuts,” aka krafne. The yeast-based dough is infused with rum and lemon zest. Then, the perfectly golden fried doughnuts are filled with a scrumptious apricot jam.