National Donut Day is here! When is National Donut Day? Well it looks like it’s the first Friday in June and the date can change every year. National Donut Day 2018 is June 1 and to celebrate, let’s make some Captain America Donuts. This is especially comforting to those who can’t celebrate Krispy Kreme National Donut Day since we don’t have one close by. Tear emoji.
When is National Donut Day?
I am never one to turn down a good donut, so National Donut Day is every day to me frankly. However the official 2018 National Donut Day is June 1st. As I was researching the past years dates, it always fall on a Friday.
That’s when the local and retail chains celebrate and will often have free donuts or giveaways.
Krispy Kreme National Donut Day
Like I mentioned before, we don’t have a local Krispy Kreme. I live in Northern VA, but in Loudoun County. I really wish I could drive by, because Krispy Kreme is generous and gives you a free donut of your choice on National Donut Day.
Free Donuts in Loudoun County
In my area, we have local donut shops like:
Fractured Prune- 1 Free OC Sand Doughnut
Duck Donuts-Free Classic Donut (bare, cinnamon, or powdered)
Dunkin’ Donuts-Free Donut with Any Beverage Purchase
Captain America Donut Recipe
If you don’t have any donut shops in your area, then make some at home! You can never go wrong with Captain America, so make these today or for the 4th of July or for your Avengers parties!
Captain America Donut Ingredients
2 2/3 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 C sugar
1/2 C milk
1/4 C melted butter
1/2 C sour cream
2 large eggs (room temp)
1/4 C vegetable oil
red and blue gel food coloring
Vanilla Frosting Ingredients
1/2 C milk
2 C powder sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
Red and Blue gel food coloring
2 disposable piping bags
1/2 C patriotic sprinkles (for decorating)
Captain America Donut Recipe Instructions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Use a baking spray to prep your doughnut pan.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
Whisk together the milk, sour cream , and eggs into a second bowl.
Whisk in the melted butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla
Gradually whisk in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined
Divide the batter into three bowls.
Add several drops of green food coloring in the first bow.
Stir to mix the Red color evenly in the batter.
In the second bowl add several drops of purple food coloring.
Stir to mix the Blue color evenly in the batter.
Spoon equal amounts of the 3 batters into the doughnut pan.
Bake at 400 degrees for 9 minutes. (or until the doughnuts spring back)
Allow doughnuts to cool a few minutes in the pan.
Transfer the donuts to a wire rack to completely cool.
Whisk together the milk, powder sugar and vanilla extract until smooth
Spoon about 1/8 C of icing into two bowls and add a few red food coloring into one bowl and blue food coloring into the second bowl
Mix until both are combined
Spoon each color into their own piping bags
Cut the tip off the piping bags
Drizzle the colors into the white icing about 2 times going vertical and horizontal
Dip the doughnuts into the icing and turn the doughnut 90 degrees
Place back onto the wire rack and repeat the previous steps for remaining doughnuts
Sprinkle on some patriotic sprinkles onto the doughnuts
Let dry for an hour before enjoying.
Have fun making your own Captain America Donuts for National Donut Day! However you celebrate, don’t forget your glass of milk!