Double Glazed Fried Donuts

These double-glazed donuts are light, airy, and the sticky sugar glaze makes these the most delicious donuts.

Double glazed donut recipe

Doughnuts or Donuts, either way you spell it, are one of the most popular desserts in the world. This week I made these absolutely delicious double-glazed fried donuts.

Double glazed donut on a large dish

These donuts are super simple to make and only take about an hour from start to finish. You need to raise this donut dough twice so the total recipe time of an hour is mainly waiting for the dough to rise. Don’t worry, you’re not standing up making donuts the whole time. I normally make myself a coffee and clean up the equipment while waiting for the dough to rise. When it’s time to deep fry your donuts, it will only be a few minutes before you have yourself a batch of warm sweet homemade donuts.

The glaze I use on my donuts tastes very similar to the glaze used on Krispy Kreme Donuts. I don’t have a Krispy Kreme Donut shop near me and no donut shops that deliver. So I have to make my own. To be honest, I love getting creative in the kitchen, so I don’t mind the little time it takes to make these.

What is donut glaze made of?

Making glaze for donuts is really simple. Donut glaze is made up mostly of powdered sugar, vanilla essence, and whole milk. Some donut glaze recipes also use melted salted butter. To make donut glaze from scratch, take your glaze ingredients and mix them together. When you have your glaze smooth and well mixed, grab your freshly cooked donuts and dip them in your glaze halfway or fully depending on your desired result.

Is a glazed donut healthy?

Eating a glazed donut every now and then is ok, but don’t make a habit of it. Glazed Donuts are not a healthy food choice, but compared to jelly or custard-filled donuts, they may be the healthier choice. They won’t be included in any healthy breakfast recipes list, but donuts can be enjoyed in moderation.

How many calories are in a glazed donut?

Glazed donuts are lower in calories than most doughnuts. Our glazed donuts contain 222 calories per donut. (according to our nutrition API). Nearly half of those calories come from the sugar in the donuts and in the glaze. These glazed donuts contain 25 grams of sugar each.

Donut walls

This is the perfect Donut to serve at parties as everyone seems to love them. Last year I made a Donut Wall for my son’s 8th Birthday party. I made the Donut Wall myself by screwing wooden dowels onto a large board. My husband said that I had overdone it on the number of donuts I had made, but the donuts were eaten before the birthday games even started lol.

The donuts were a huge hit and everyone loved the wall of donuts. I’m thinking I might make a bigger Donut Wall for my wedding anniversary this summer.

Double glazed donut recipe

Double Glazed Fried Donuts

Jennifer Katie
These double glazed donuts are light, airy and the sticky sugar glaze make these the most delicious donuts.
5 from 24 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Rising Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Dutch
Servings 13
Calories 222 kcal


For the double glaze


  • In a Pyrex bowl add in 2 eggs and whisk well.
    2 large Eggs
  • Add in1 tablespoon of butter and 150mls of warm milk, Whisk until the butter has melted.
    1 tablespoon Butter, 150 milliliters Milk
  • Next add in 1 tablespoon of dried yeast and stir in.
    1 tablespoon Dried yeast
  • Now add in the vanilla essence, sea salt and caster sugar and whisk together.
    1 teaspoon Vanilla essence, 1/8 teaspoon Salt, 2 tablespoon Caster sugar
  • Slowly add in the plain flour, adding it in a bit at a time and whisk into a soft dough.
    300 g Plain flour
  • You will need to rub a little flour to your hands and add a small amount of flour to a clean surface.
  • Knead the donut dough for a minute and turn it into a dough ball.
  • Return your dough ball back into the Pyrex bowl and cover for about 20 minutes.
  • The dough will become bigger in size in this time. To test if your dough is ready poke a few times lightly with your finger, if the dough tries to ping back its ready to be rolled.
  • Flour a clean surface and rolling pin and roll out your dough so its about 1cm think, if you don’t have a donut cutter use two different size cutters. (you can use a cap from a drinks bottle, it’s the perfect size for the donut holes)
  • Heat your oil to 170 degrees
    1 Oil
  • While the oil is heating up leave your donuts to raise again.
  • When the oil is heated up lower in your donuts carefully into the hot oil.
  • Do your donuts in batches of two or three at a time depending on the size of you fryer.
  • The donuts take about 1 minute each side, when one side is done turn over and fry the other side.
  • When golden brown remove the donuts from the oil and place onto a plate with a couple of squares of kitchen roll, this will help soak up any excess oil.
  • Place donuts onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

To make the glaze.

  • Into a bowl add in the whole milk, sifted powdered sugar and vanilla essence and mix really well.
    60 milliliters Whole milk, 300 g Icing sugar, 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • When the donuts have cooled dip each donut into the glaze making sure to cover the sides.
  • When the first layer of glaze has set grab yourself a teaspoon and drizzle lines back and forth over each donut creating lines across each one. Now wait for them to set for a second time. Then serve and enjoy.
    Double glazed donut on a large dish


Tips and Tricks
Keep your donut dough in a warm place while its rising, if the room is cold it will take a lot longer to rise.
Flour your hands before kneading the donut dough, this will stop your fingers from getting sticky.
If you don’t have a donut cutter use two different size cutters. (you can use a cap from a drinks bottle, it’s the perfect size for the donut holes)


Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 49mgPotassium: 61mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 95IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword airy, donuts, Doughnuts, glazed donuts, light, quick and easy
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6 thoughts on “Double Glazed Fried Donuts

  1. I was looking for donut shops near me and found this recipe. It looks so good and I have never made donuts before. Should I get a deep fryer or should I start with an oven donut recipe?

    1. Hi George, If your used to eating donuts from your local donut shop I would recommend getting a deep fryer. I use my Tefal Oleoclean fryer as it is huge and you can cook 3 big donuts at once where as some fryers are a bit to small and narrow for that and you might only be able to cook one donut at a time. But if your up for trying new things and maybe saving a few calories in the process you could try our baked donut recipe, just click this text.

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