12 Absurdly Delicious Ways to Celebrate National Doughnut Day

12 Absurdly Delicious Ways to Celebrate National Doughnut Day

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Kaitlin Flannery
Jun 3, 2016
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If you aren't aware, today is a very important holiday: It's National Doughnut Day! This doughy and delightful holiday falls on the first Friday of June each year. It's time to bust out your fryers and get to work.

1. The Inception Doughnut from Cinnamon Snail

Up first, the Inception Doughnut from Cinnamon Snail. I don't have a recipe for this, and its limited-edition debut ended after just two days, but I think it could be recreated at home with a little creative recipe blending! Start with a maple raspberry doughnut, and then top with (duh) doughnut cookies that have been sprinkled with frosting-adorned Cheerios (again, duh). That's 13 doughnuts in one — what more could you want?

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2. Salted Caramel Brioche Doughnut from Add More Butter

Nothing like a little salt to balance out the sweet! Doesn't the filling in these look absolutely luscious?

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3. Blueberry-Glazed Earl Grey Doughnuts from Oh Lady Cakes

Such a unique flavor combination! The kind you have to get right in the kitchen to try out, right?

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4. Summery White Chocolate and Strawberry Doughnuts from Copenhagen Cakes

The beautiful color of this glaze comes from mixing freeze-dried strawberries with white chocolate. For an extra-pretty pastry, sprinkle with dried rose petals.

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5. Maple Pecan Baked Doughnuts from Foodness Gracious

Maple and pecan were meant to be together. This doughnut is no exception to that truth.

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6. Churro Doughnuts from Kitchen Nostalgia

A doughnut I can dip? Count me in!

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7. Raspberry Ripple Doughnuts from Kitchen Sanctuary

These beauties are filled with raspberry jam and sweetened cream.

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8. S'mores Doughnuts from The Merry Thought

To really up the ante on these already delicious-looking doughnuts, sub a Reese's Cup in for the chocolate squares.

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9. Maple Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Donuts from Urban Bakes

A list of delicious doughnuts wouldn't be complete without the now-famous marriage of breakfast pastry and breakfast meat! This one takes it to another level with the addition of bourbon.

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10. Baked Brown Butter and Pistachio Donuts from Joy the Baker

Just imagine the texture. I'll take 8.

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11. Triple Stack Doughnut Cake from Sprinkle Bakes

Doesn't the sight of this just bring a smile to your face? While not true doughnuts, they're certainly celebratory looking, no?

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12. Funfetti Coffee and Doughnuts Cake from The Little Epicurean

Because doughnuts are a cake's best friend.

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