If you love doughnuts, you 11 love this; We've got a cheater's guide to dressing up store-bought cake doughnuts with amazing glazes and toppings — just like your neighborhood bakery sells for $5 a pop I And just in time for National Glazed Doughnut Day nest Sunday Jan. 12, Of course, if you're a baker who thinks whipping up a batch from scratch sounds like fun. we have the perfect doughnuts for you from Parade chef Jon Ashton. Go to Parade.com/ doughnuts for the recipe plus a gluten-free version. Cheaters, read on!

The Classic Glaze

In a large bowl, whisk 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted; 4 Tbsp butter, melted; 2 cup whole milk or water, warm; arid 1/2 tsp vanilla extract until smooth. Warm: up a dozen store-bought cake doughnuts 3-5 minutes in a 350 oven. Dip both sides of warm doughnuts in glaze. Set on a wire rack to cool.

A Sprinkle of Counout

Sprinkle warm glazed doughnuts with shredded coconut.

Maple Bacon + Pineapple

Substitute 1 1/2 tsp maple syrup for vanilla in glaze. Decorate warm glazed doughnuts with 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon and 1/2 cup diced pineapple.

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