Calling All Doughnut Lovers: 16 Must-Try Recipes, Crafts and Shops
Love doughnuts? You'll go nuts for these yummy recipes, sweet DIY projects and must-visit bakeries.
They're delicious, adorable, portable and acceptable to eat for breakfast. Doughnuts may just be the world's most perfect dessert. For all you doughnut devotees out there, we've got 16 ways to show your pastry appreciation. Share homemade doughnuts with your friends and family, decorate your home with DIY doughnut decor, and plan your next trip around the country's top doughnut shops.
Vanilla Bean Mini Doughnuts
Don't be fooled by their size — they pack a double dose of vanilla flavor.
Piña Colada Baked Doughnuts
A coconut and pineapple glaze gives this treat its tropical taste.
Apple Cider Doughnuts
Pin this recipe now for fall. (You'll thank us later.)
Raspberry Lemonade Doughnuts
Baked and gluten free, they're just as good as the fried version.
Try an international take on doughnuts with this jam-filled treat.
A (surprisingly!) healthy snack for your canine companion.
Pomegranate Blood Orange Tiramisu
Take advantage of in-season blood oranges to make this irresistible dessert that's sure to impress your dinner guests. Sweet-tart oranges and pomegranates pair perfectly with creamy mascarpone cheese. Get the recipe.
Champagne-Glazed Fruit Tarts
These bite-size nibbles are the perfect light ending to a heavy meal. Glaze the mini tarts with leftover Champagne or sparkling wine for a sweet finishing touch. Get the recipe.
This Italian trifle layers coffee-soaked ladyfingers with a rich mascarpone custard. Marsala wine, Grand Marnier and Kahlua give this traditional confection a sophisticated twist. Get the recipe.
Chocolate-Dipped Kettle Chips
We promise: You can't eat just one. Super-crunchy, salty, kettle-fried potato chips are the perfect canvas for a thick coating of chocolate. A thin layer of caramel and chopped nuts ensures this treat will satisfy all your cravings at once. Get the recipe.
Savory hints of ginger and rosemary add an unexpected flavor to this fresh and fruity dessert while the homemade nut crust is the just-right crunchy contrast to the smooth pastry cream. Get the recipe.
Chocolate-Dipped Pumpkin Madeleines
These traditional French cookies are the just-right treat to serve at any fall get-together. They're also the not-too-sweet complement to a cup of tea and party of one. Get the recipe.
Lemon Curd Tart
Tangy lemon curd combined with fresh whipped cream, a homemade pie crust and gorgeous berries make this tart one for the record books. The pie crust is super easy to make, so don't fear. And the lemon curd filling will have you licking the bowl. Get the recipe.
Cranberry Bliss Dacquoise Recipe
This impressive, towering dessert combines the flavors of cranberries and almonds with a decadent white chocolate mousse layered between homemade meringues. Make the components ahead of time and assemble just before serving to really wow your guests. Get the recipe.
Maple Nut Toffee
Take the traditional taste of toffee up a notch with the addition of real maple syrup. Topped with a layer of semisweet chocolate, it's hard to resist snacking on just one more piece. Get the recipe.
Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe
This iced cookie recipe is a refreshing twist on the classic cake. Best of all, you can spread the homemade cream cheese icing on top of each cookie or layer them to create a sandwich cookie. Get the recipe.
Pecan Pie Tartlets
Pecan pie is a can't-miss treat. Our twist turns them into mini hand-held tartlets, perfect for treating your guests to a dessert buffet or serving after a large meal when just a few bites are all you need. Get the recipe.
The Perfect Pumpkin Pie Recipe
The pilgrims were onto something — dense, spicy pumpkin pie is a tried-and-true crowd pleaser. Our recipe adds a dash of sea salt to bring out the pumpkin's mild sweetness. Get the recipe.
Doughnut Pop Art
Yummy Doughnut Pop Art 02:28
How cute would these look hanging in your kitchen?
DIY Doughnut Shoes 08:21
Transform plain sneakers with "frosting" (paint) and "sprinkles" (beads).
DIY Delicious Doughnut Mug 02:46
Or, dress up a white mug with craft paint.
No-Sew Kid's Doughnut Costume 04:44
Keep this easy costume in mind for next Halloween.
Simple Monogrammed String Art
String art used to be straight out of the '70s, but there's a new graphic version that's back in a big way. Learn how to make your own modern monogrammed string art in just a few easy steps.
Giant Paper Dahlias
Create an oversized paper version of this stunning late-summer flower using materials you likely already have on hand: scrapbook paper, cardboard circles, scissors and double-sided tape.
Make Your Own Crepe Paper Flowers
Crepe paper is easy to work with and creates realistic flowers that are perfect for gift toppers or placed in a vase. Make three different types: peonies, daisies and tulips.
This Portland shop's best seller is topped with bacon and maple frosting.
Top Pot Doughnuts
The "Feather Boa" is a favorite hand-made doughnut at this Seattle shop.
Pick up an Amish-style doughnut at Philly's Reading Terminal Market.
Tom + Chee
With 30+ locations, Tom + Chee serves up epic grilled cheese doughnuts.
This New York City spot has been selling gourmet doughnuts since 1994.
Cafe Du Monde
A trip to New Orleans isn't complete without beignets and coffee.