Krispy Kreme Oreo Cake Doughnuts are a fun play on the Krispy Kreme chocolate glazed cake doughnut and Oreo doughnut that is double glazed!
These Krispy Kreme Oreo Cake Doughnuts are the more decadent version of my Krispy Kreme Sour Cream Doughnuts I made over the holidays because they have Oreo crumbs in the batter along with cocoa powder. Plus with that double icing, it tastes like you have an Oreo cookie with the creme filling!
These doughnuts came about pretty honestly just after Christmas. We had made the original Sour Cream Doughnuts and my husband who loves chocolate a bit more than any person should said “you should make a nutella version of these.” So of course that sounded like something I couldn’t wait to try (especially since he ate the last of the original batch and I was still hungry), so I decided to whip together a batch immediately. I’ve never had such a serious Nutella fail before. The consistency of the Nutella just did not play nicely with my batter, no matter how many changes I made. I ended up wasting a whole giant jar of Nutella (which is enough to make you almost cry), I was full from tasting the failures but still craving a good doughnut and I was frustrated I couldn’t even send the results off to my husband’s office.
The next day I saw a photo of these Krispy Kreme Oreo Cake Doughnuts from and I knew Oreo was the way to go. As long as you are careful to process the Oreo crumbs until they are as fine as your food processor can get them you will end up with the most amazing Oreo Cake Doughnuts. The recipe and directions are based off of the recipe for the Original Sour Cream Doughnuts.
Some quick tips for this recipe I learned the hard way:
- I lowered the amount of sugar from the original recipe by a ¼ cup. I like them being a little less sweet because of all the oreo crumbs and double glaze, but if you want the true Krispy Kreme experience feel free to bump the sugar back up to 1 ¼ cups.
- For some reason even though I have made these a half dozen times now, the icing will always vary in consistency at least a little bit. Play it by sight. The first round really is pretty thin, then dries into a shattery crisp layer and the second layer of glaze is much thicker.
- For the second layer you may feel like the glaze is too thick but you are looking for just a tiny bit thinner than peanut butter. If you even get to the thickness of honey, you’ve gone too far and it will drip down all the sides and will still look pretty translucent.
- I dip the whole doughnut, bottoms too. Aside from being awesome totally enrobed in the glaze, it almost helps keep it fresher even.
- If I had more Oreos I would’ve totally crushed them into small chunks and sprinkled them on top. I mean at that point why not, right?
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup oreo crumbs , very finely processed
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons shortening
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup whole milk
- 2 cups powdered sugar , divided
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 tablespoons milk
- In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, Oreo crumbs, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- In your mixer fitted with a paddle (I use a silicone paddle so there isn't anything the paddle misses), mix the sugar and shortening for 1 minute (It will look grainy)
- Add in the yolks and mix for another minute.
- The color of the mixture will be distinctly lighter in color.
- Add in your dry ingredients alternating with the sour cream ½ of each at a time on low speed.
- If you are using a silicone flat paddle like me you won't have to scrape the bowl, otherwise scrape the sides down after each addition.
- Move the mixture to another clean bowl and cover with saran wrap for an hour.
- In a cast iron skillet or another heavy bottomed pan, add 2 inches of canola oil.
- Heat oil to 325 degrees (I use a candy thermometer for this).
- Roll out the dough to ½ inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.
- Using a doughnut cutter or cutters in your favorite sizes cut into doughnut shapes.
- Carefully take your scraps and continue to re-roll as needed.
- Carefully add the dough to the hot oil.
- Fry until the dough floats to the top, then an additional fifteen seconds.
- Flip and fry for another minute.
- Remove to cooling rack to glaze.
- For the glaze: Mix 1 cup of the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until completely mixed.
- Dip the doughnuts in the glaze and let harden for 10-15 minutes.
- Add the last cup of powdered sugar and whisk again.
- Dip the donuts a second time for the thicker glaze on top.
- Top with your extra Oreo crumbs or chunks
This is the worst recipe I’ve ever tried. First off, the directions are messed up. It tells you in step one to mix the sugar with the other dry ingredients, but further on you’re suppose to cream the sugar with the shortening. It also doesn’t tell you what to do with the vanilla extract.
Second- the dough was so sticky it was unworkable, even after I added a ton more flour.
Third-when I did manage to get something into the oil, it completely disintegrated into a big crumbly, oily mess.
This resulted in a complete waste of time and ingredients.
You know what, you are right! Let me get the instructions to explain it better, thank you for bringing this to my attention! (I write and cook so much sometimes I make mistakes )
I tried the recipe a couple days ago and had the same problem. I had to add a Tom of flour to get it to a dough and the doughnuts that came out were oily
My dough is too sticky so i baked it in 350 f for 30mins in a 9x9inch pan and it tastes REALLY good! Didn’t need to make the glaze though. Happy accident!
My doughnuts also disintegrated into the oil. I followed the recipe exactly. I ended up adding a lot more flour to get them to keep their shape but they turned out greasy and definitely not worth the effort. I was super excited for this recipe and it just didn’t turn out the way I hoped.
Do you use natural or Dutch process cocoa?
I used natural cocoa powder for this recipe.
I made them exactly as the recipe says and as soon as I Put them in the hot oil, de donuts disintegrated!!!!! Whyyyyy????
Yikes! Not sure what happened but I’d be happy to troubleshoot with you. You can email me at contact @ dinnerthendessert.com
I am making these but the batter seems wet. Is that supposed to be? I’ve made the regular glazed donuts and they were more like a dough.
They should be more like dough than wet. Did you change any of the ingredients or measurements? I’d be happy to troubleshoot and try and find out what happened. Feel free to email me directly contact @ dinnerthendessert.com
Omg! These doughnuts look crazy good. I haven’t had a Krispy Kreme in years but I know this would be so much better!
You’re too kind! I’m just trying to live up to Krispy Kreme!
Does it matter if the dough stays covered in or out of the fridge ? And I notice the sugar should be whisked in with the dry ingredients but also mixed with the shortening?
These donuts look awesome! I have never tried Krispy Kreme but these make me wish we had some nearby! Then again, you provided the recipe so there is no excuses to try some.
It’s worth it, you’ll love them!
Do they actually make this OREO version? I’ve never seen it. maybe a good thing because I would eat them all. I love their original regular cake. Definitely going to try these this weekend!
Yes, it was a limited-time flavor, but the chocolate cake flavor is a standard for them. For that variation, lose the Oreo crumbs and add a quarter cup of flour instead. But how awesome would it be if this was a regular item?!
The donuts look amazing! My kids are a huge fan of Kripy Kreme and this is one of their favorites. I’d love to try this.
Thanks! It is one of my kids’ favorites too!
These look good. I have never made doughnuts before.
What a perfect recipe to start with!
Oreo cookies are my favorite. I will have to try this when i go out for a treat this weekend.
You’ll love them!
The Krispy Kreme Oreo Cake Doughnut look so amazing i wish i could have one right now. I will have to try them the next time i am in the States.
When I posted them this morning I wished for the same thing, haha.
Those look amazing! I want to try these sometime. I bet my girls would really love these too. My youngest loves Oreos, so I know she’s love these.
Oh yes, how can you go wrong with Oreos right?
My daughter just saw these over my shoulder and is drooling. LOL I guess I know what we are making this weekend!
Haha, smart girl!
Um Sabrina. I have no words other than I have GOT to make this and your photos make me want to lick through my screen!!
Hahaha, thanks! Mission accomplished 😉
Ooo these looks so yummy! My kids would just be so happy if I whipped some up with them!
Mine were waiting for the icing to set like it was the ball dropping on NYE!
OMG, this is like food porn at its best! I wish I could grab this doughnut through the screen! Looks divine.
Aww how sweet, thanks Olivia!
I’m not a big Krispy Kreme person but I bet the OREO flavor plays great to their cake style donut. I might give this a tray for the alley one week.
Oh yes, the Oreo crumbs are an awesome addition!
Donut? Check. Oreos? Check! Best sweet treat ever! EVER! Thank you for sharing this.
I love your checklist!
Wow those look divine and sinful all at the same time! I would like to eat those off my screen!!
Those would be GONE the second I make them! We all love Oreos and donuts in the house so this is a double yum here! Totally trying these.
The last two we had (the ones in this photo) were eaten before I could even get my memory card into the computer to make sure I got the photos I wanted!
I’m always looking for a good donut recipe! These look awesome, thanks for sharing.
I love Krispy Kreme, but we don’t have them near us, so I will definitely try these.
Hope you love them!