7 Delicious Recipes to Celebrate National Donut Day

Need an excuse to indulge in a donut or two today? What if we told you today was National Donut Day? Donut Day has been celebrated on the Friday of June each year since 1938 when the Salvation Army created the event to honor the "donut lassies" - women who provided supplies, stamps, meal, and (of course!) donut to U.S. soldiers during the first World War. While many donut shops are offering promotions and even free donuts today, why not make your own! Check out our seven recipes to help you celebrate.

Red, White, and Blue Jelly-Filled DonutsRed, White, and Blue Jelly-Filled Donuts1. Red, White, and Blue Jelly-Filled Donuts
These are jelly-filled, and they are bite-size - making them easy for little hands.

Make Red, White, and Blue Jelly-Filled Donuts:

oil for frying
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons water blue sprinkles
1/2 cup raspberry or strawberry jam

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Heat 4-5″ oil in a medium-sized saucepan to 350 degrees F. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl. Mix in sour cream and then fold in heavy cream to make a soft dough. If the dough seems a bit dry, add in a bit more cream, one tablespoon at a time.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out until it is 3/4-1″ high. Using a small round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out donut "holes."

Fry for 60-90 seconds in 350-degree oil or until golden brown, and then flip and fry an additional 60 seconds. Drain on a wire rack with a brown paper bag.

While the donuts are still warm, mix together powdered sugar with 1-2 tablespoons of water, just enough to make a thick glaze, about the consistency of white glue, except must better tasting. Dip one end of the donut into the glaze and immediately dust with blue sprinkles.

Using a pastry bag fitted with a medium-sized round tip, insert the tip into one side of the donut just under the glaze and pipe about 1 teaspoon of jam into the center of the donut. Place on wire rack for glaze to set. Enjoy!

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Pineapple Upside Down Donuts Pineapple Upside Down Donuts 2. Pineapple Upside Down Donuts
It's just like a pineapple upside down cake - in donut form.
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Baked Pumpkin Donuts With Cinnamon Cream Cheese FrostingBaked Pumpkin Donuts With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting3. Baked Pumpkin Donuts With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
This recipe isn't just for fall; enjoy these delectable donuts any time of year.
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Cookie DonutsCookie Donuts4. Cookie Donuts
Cookies in the morning? Yes, please! This really is one of my favorite forms of cookie.
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Dangerously Addictive Sour Cram Donuts with Dulce De Leche GlazeDangerously Addictive Sour Cram Donuts with Dulce De Leche Glaze5. Dangerously Addictive Sour Cream Donuts with Dulce De Leche Glaze
Wow, just wow. Try these and find out for yourself just how dangerously addictive these are.
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Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Donut HolesHomemade Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes6. Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes
As there are no Dunkin' Donuts in Los Angeles, I have to improvise. These recipes is sure to cure the craving.
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Apple Cider Donut HolesApple Cider Donut Holes7. Apple Cider Donut Holes
Kids and parents, alike, can get excited about this recipe.
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- By Macki West
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