Emoji Donuts look just like the donut emoji on your phone. So cool!
Let me preface this by saying that I normally DO NOT fry things from home. I am the queen of things like oven fried chicken (this Gluten Free Oven Fried Chicken is on point in case you need a good recipe), and up until now, all the donuts I have shared with you have been baked.
Most would argue that baked donuts are not real doughnuts.
Emoji Donuts called for a change with my aversion to frying though. Because if you are going to make donuts that look like the donut emoji, you really have to get it right.
All of this is to say that I (along with my teenage boys that eat like bottomless hungry monster pits) am really glad that we fried these donuts.
The next thing you need to know about Emoji Donuts is that they are CAKE DONUTS. That means the batter is super simple to make and you probably have all the ingredients hanging around in your cabinet if you move enough things around.
I went with cake donuts because they are sturdy. And honestly, a little less intimidating than yeast doughnuts. If you aren’t sure about the difference between cake donuts and yeast doughnuts, we are probably not friends.
Yeast doughnuts are like this Krispy Kreme Glazed Donut Recipe. They are fluffy and when you bite them, they sort of squish down and lose their shape a bit.
Cake donuts on the other hand are made with what’s essentially cake batter. When you bite into them they hold their shape. The outside is a nice golden brown, and the inside is like a perfect, tender cake.
On to the glaze!!! I made two. A pink glaze and a chocolate glaze. That’s because half of my donut emojis have pink frosting with sprinkles and the other half have chocolate.
The pink was my favorite because I am definitely 6 years old when it comes to donuts, but the chocolate is rich, perfectly decadent, and goes GREAT with the cake donuts.
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