National Donut Day Recipe Roundup

Let’s all celebrate National Doughnut Day on June 3rd with a National Donut Day Recipe Roundup made up of some of the yummiest baked or fried dough confectioneries by our favorite Bloggers!!

National Donut Day Recipe RoundupRejoice my friends, National Doughnut Day is June 3rd, this Friday!¬† Wooohooo! ūüć©

Is there a better holiday than one that celebrates a beautiful round little cake with a hole in the middle?
Answer:¬† no there isn’t¬†¬†ūüėČ

This sweet holiday was started in 1938, when the The Salvation Army in Chicago created a fundraiser to help the needy during the Great Depression, as well as to honor the Women who made doughnuts for the World War I soldiers to help boost their morale.¬† These Women, also known as Doughnut Lassies or Doughnut Girls, began with patting the dough by hand but later employed a wine bottle as a rolling pin (we’ve all been there and done that with a wine bottle, right?).¬† They also didn’t have fancy doughnut cutters or baking pans, so the cut the dough with a knife and twisted the strips to form a cruller shape.¬† After several solders asked if they could make a doughnut with a hole in it, the traditional doughnut shape as we know it today was created.

Rachelle with Beer Girl Cooks and I wanted to celebrate this delicious carby holiday so we put together a recipe roundup of some of the most yummy doughnuts by our favorite Bloggers.¬† So go grab some doughnut making ingredients and help us celebrate National Doughnut Day!!¬† ūüéČ ūüéȬ†

By the way, ever wonder why there are two spellings of this delectable treat?¬† Then head on over to Rachelle’s site here to find out what’s the deal on the whole doughnut vs donut thing.¬† In the meantime, check out these great recipes!

Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Beer Girl Cooks  Cara Cara Orange White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts  (pictured above & photo credit)

How Sweet It Is  Strawberry Buttermilk Sprinkle Donuts

Feast and West  Baked Birthday Cake Donuts

National Doughnut Day Recipe Roundup

Me  Carrot Cake Donuts with Brandy Candied Walnuts  (pictured above & photo credit)

Club Narwhal  Baked Dark Chocolate Strawberry Donuts

Cook with Kushi  Banana Doughnut Holes

Raspberry & Vanilla Baked Donuts with White Chocolate Glaze-129

No Spoon Necessary  Raspberry Vanilla Baked Donuts with White Chocolate Glaze  (pictured above & photo credit)

Mon Petit Four  Jelly Doughnuts

Ciao Chow Bambina  Baked Strawberry Doughnuts with Fresh Strawberry Glaze

Key Lime Pie Dounuts

The Beach House Kitchen  Key Lime Pie Donuts  (pictured above & photo credit)

Havoc in the Kitchen  Baileys Cake Donuts 

Sally’s Baking Addiction¬† How to Make Homemade Glazed Doughnut

Chocolate doughnuts topped with caramel and coconut, these Baked Samoa Doughnuts will be a huge hit in your house!

Spiced Blog  Baked Samoa Doughnuts  (pictured above & photo credit)

Sugar Love Spices  Baked Doughnut Delights

GiGi Eats Celebrities  Healthy Doughnuts

Espresso-Glazed Doughnuts

Martha Stewart  Espresso Glazed Doughnuts  (pictured above & photo credit)

Brown Eyed Baker  Vanilla Cream Filled Doughnuts

Handle the Heat  Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts

Bakingdom  French Toast Doughnuts

love&custard pumpkin doughnuts-25

Love & Custard  Sugared Pumpkin Doughnuts  (pictured above & photo credit)

Cooking Classy  Baked Nutella Doughnuts with Nutella Glaze

Beyond the Chicken Coop  Apple Fritters



  1. says

    Oh my goodness, SO much doughnut (or donut?) deliciousness going on here, Karrie! I’ll take a dozen of each please. :) Thanks for helping a sistah out with the friendly reminder that Friday is National Doughnut day, and it is not only perfectly acceptable, but highly encouraged to stuff your face with dozens of doughnuts! And thanks for the history lesson! Never knew all that about doughnuts! Fabulous round up, chicka! Thanks so much for including me! Cheers, bestie!
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  2. says

    Oh, and what a fine National Donut Day it’ll be. Thank you, Karrie, for sharing this amazing roundup of all the deliciously fabulous donuts. So glad that you included your carrot cake donuts! I’ve been drooling over those cake-with-a-hole-in-the-middle for longer than I’d like to admits. <–But I just did. Now, where can I order a dozen or two (dozen that is) to be delivered asap?? Pinning of course! xo
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  3. Ben Maclain says

    What? We had a donut day, and you didn’t tell me? How did I ever miss such an important day in our lives? How am I going to live now? What a shame, eh? Well, sorry for bring a bit dramatic. But I’ve got to fix this by making more (more) donuts soon, right? And sure thank you for including my humble donuts – that feels awesome! Thanks, Karrie! Happy Donut Day Everyday everyone!:)

  4. says

    Interesting history on dounut day – I didn’t realize it has been around so long! Though I can totally understand why – who wouldn’t want a fabulous reason to eat more donuts?! Thanks for this awesome round-up! Cheers girlie!

  5. says

    I didn’t know national donut day was a holiday until I saw it on Instagram… But now I’m convinced that I need all of the donuts! Thanks for the round up– I’m particularly loving the espresso glazed donuts & the old fashioned sour cream!

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