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Hi Bold Bakers!
IN THIS RECIPE: Glazed donuts don’t have to be boring. In fact, I’ll show you how to make 5 different donut glaze recipes that all start with the same 3 ingredients — and then you can easily turn them into the flavors you want! They take no time at all, only 10 minutes, and finish off the donuts of your dreams. You’ll make vanilla, funfetti, maple, chocolate, and cinnamon sugar glazed donuts by the end of this!
This is one of those recipes you asked for, and since you asked, now you shall receive! I’ve had loads of questions about how to make donut glaze. The glaze is essential whether you’re making my No-Yeast Donuts, No-Knead Donuts, or my Chocolate Cake Donuts. I’m so excited to share with you my five variations on the classic glaze. The only complex thing about these recipes is the flavors — really, they could not be simpler to make!
Pairing The Right Donuts
Honestly, you can’t go wrong. As I mentioned, you can use this base glaze recipe and its 5 variations for my No-Yeast Donuts, No-Knead Donuts, or my Chocolate Cake Donuts. Have you tried my Dunkin Donuts recipe yet? It’s time!
What You Need To Make These Donut Glaze Recipes
It must take time and a lot of equipment to make a glaze just right, right? Wrong. You’ll only need…
How To Make Donut Glaze
I know it’s bold of me to say, but I’m pretty sure anyone could make these basic icings. All of these glazes start with the same 3 ingredients: powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. The fun really begins once you mix that up. You can add anything to my base recipe, like cocoa powder, natural food coloring, or sprinkles.
Which is my favorite? Well, I’m glad you asked! And I’m going to tell you, even if you didn’t.
Of all my glazes, I’m most excited about making maple donuts. This maple donut glaze has sweetness, great depth of flavor, and lots of extra shine! But really, you should try all 5 and tell me which are your favorites in the comments down below!
Homemade Glazed Donuts
This glaze recipe really does all of the work for you. Since the consistency is perfect, not too thin, and not too thick, all you have to do is dunk your warm donuts into the glaze of your choice and then allow them to set on a wire rack. If you want an extra thick layer of icing, I suggest dunking your donut once and then once again after the initial glaze sets.
This method will yield a super sweet and professional-looking donut.
I’m also not here to put a limit on the times you can dunk your donut…
Adding Variety To My Donut Glaze Recipe
This donut glaze recipe is really about the method. I suggest you go wild with the base and add your favorite flavorings. From adding homemade extracts, orange or lemon zest, spices, or homemade food colors, these donuts can be personalized however you’d like. Be Bold!
Make More Donuts
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