Baked Lemon Donuts
Recipe type: donuts, dessert
Serves: 1 dozen
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup white granulated sugar
  • zest of 2-3 large lemons
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • few drops of yellow food coloring (optional)
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • ¼ cup hot milk
  • 1½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Generously grease donut pan set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and lemon zest.
  4. Make a well in the center of the bowl.
  5. Add egg, butter, sour cream, and milk to the center of the well.
  6. Stir only wet ingredients together.
  7. Once wet ingredients are combined, add in the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  8. Fold in vanilla extract and food coloring.
  9. Add batter to a piping bag.
  10. Pipe batter into the doughnut pan, filling about ⅔ full.
  11. Bake for 8 minutes or until donuts springs back when touched.
  12. Let cool in pan for 2 minutes.
  13. Remove donuts to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.
  14. Prepare lemon glaze by combine all lemon glaze ingredients.
  15. Drizzle glaze over completely cooled donuts and let sit until glaze has hardened.
  16. Enjoy!
Want a denser donut? Use ½ cup sugar and ¼ cup vegetable oil
Recipe by Divas Can Cook at