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a white plate toped with a stack of 6 donuts that are iced with chocolate
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Air Fryer Chocolate Glazed Donuts (Krispy Kreme Copycat)

Air Fryer Chocolate Glazed Donuts are a copycat recipe of the famous Krispy Kreme donuts that everyone loves. Learn how to make yeasted donuts from scratch, in your air fryer, then top them with creamy chocolate frosting.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 3228kcal
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  • Air fryer


  • 1 cup Milk warmed to 100F
  • 2 ½ tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ stick Butter melted
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 ½ cups Chocolate Frosting


  • In a mixing bowl, gently stir warm milk, yeast and 1 tbsp of sugar together. Wait 10 minutes for it to start to foam.
  • Add egg, melted butter and remaining sugar. Stir until completely combined.
  • Using a dough hook in an electric mixer, add the flour slowly allowing it to mix on low. Once mixed, increase speed to medium and knead it until dough forms into a ball.
  • Once dough has risen, remove and roll dough out to ½ inch thick on a floured surface. Using a circle cutter or a wide mouth mason jar, cut 10-12 donuts out. Using a smaller hole cutter, punch out a hole in each donut.
  • Place donuts on a rack that has been placed on a baking sheet, and cover with plastic wrap. Allow the donuts to rise for 20 minutes.
  • Place two or three donuts in air fryer basket leaving them room to expand. Spray the donuts with oil and cook on 350F/176Cfor 4 minutes on each side.
  • Remove donuts and using fork, dip the donuts halfway into the frosting. Place back on the rack to let sit.



  • Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the "Air Fry" function.
  • Microwave the frosting for 30 seconds or so to loosen it up and make it easier to dip. 


Calories: 3228kcal | Carbohydrates: 496g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 122g | Saturated Fat: 54g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 310mg | Sodium: 1212mg | Potassium: 1616mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 275g | Vitamin A: 2048IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 388mg | Iron: 18mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.