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Homemade Spudnuts and Glaze Recipe

If you are a donut fan, you have to make these Homemade Spudnuts with Glaze. They are so soft, and full of flavor. 
Prep Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: donuts, homemade spudnuts
Servings: 36
Calories: 334kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • big pot



  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 packages yeast
  • 1 cup water potato water after boiling the potatoes
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 12 cups flour


  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla


  • In a large bowl, mix the sugar, shortening, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, warm potato water (water that potatoes have been boiled in), and mashed potatoes.
    In a smaller separate bowl, combine the yeast with hot milk (I microwaved mine for about 2 minutes), then stir in the yeast. Stir until foamy.
    Let it sit for about 10 minutes. Add it to the larger bowl, that has been mixed and well combined.
  • Mix until well combined. I used a wooden spoon to mix it all together.
  • Let the dough set for about 30 minutes or until it's a little foamy with bubbles all around the edges.
  • Once foamy, add the beaten eggs, salt, and flour.
  • Knead with your hands until well combined.
  • Once kneaded, let rise until double in size (about an hour).
  • Roll out about 3/4" thick, cut as for doughnuts (we used two different sizes of circle cookie cutters). 
  • Let rise until double in size. 
  • Cook in hot vegetable oil, flipping when one side is golden. 
  • While still hot dip in glaze.
  • How to make the glaze: In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and cocoa powder.
  • Slowly stir in milk and vanilla extract.
  • Whisk until silky and smooth. If you need a touch more milk to make this a dippable glaze, add a bit more.
  • Dip doughnuts in chocolate glaze and let rest to harden slightly.


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg