Saturday, February 12, 2011

Baked Donuts

You know how some people have a "to-do" list? Well I have a "to-bake" list.

My to-bake list is really long, and I am constantly adding to it, but today I can cross something off.


I'm not a big donut fan, let me re-phrase that, my hips are not big donut fans, but my daughter loves them.
I also have this really cool donut pan (because I'm a sucker for cute baking pans), so when I found a recipe for baked donuts, I thought to myself,  today is the day I will conquer the donut.

The recipe is super easy. We happened to have some canned frosting left over from the night before when my daughter baked some Funfetti cookies for a friend, so I decided to use that for the donut frosting.
Just place the frosting in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds and then spoon it on top of the donuts. Add some sprinkles and you've got a cute donut for your valentine!

Baked Lemon Donuts
recipe from My Baking Addiction

Yield | 6 regular size donuts
½ cup granulated sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
1¼ cups cake flour, sifted
1¼ tsp. baking powder
¾ tsp. salt
½ cup buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1½ tbsp. butter, melted
½ teaspoon of vanilla

Prepare pan with baking spray.
Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a small bowl combine sugar and lemon zest until the sugar is moistened and fragrant.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in sugar mixture.
Add buttermilk, egg, butter, and vanilla and stir until just combined.
Add batter to a piping bag and fill each donut cup approximately one-half full.
Bake 10 minutes or until the top of the donuts spring back when touched.
Let cool in pan for 4–5 minutes before removing. Finish the donuts with glaze, sprinkles, or cinnamon sugar.

Note - this recipe was originally for 24 mini donuts baked for about 5 minutes, but my pan holds six regular size donuts.


  1. I love the idea of baked lemon donuts and these are soooo pretty! Hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day:)

  2. Oh my! Those look wonderful! I will have to make these!

  3. MMMMmmmmm. I LOVE donuts and my favorite are the white ones with the sprinkles. I hardly ever eat them since they are so fattening but, if you bake them instead of frying, what's the harm?? Thanks for the recipe!

  4. ohh lemon. having a donut pan is dangerous, very dangerous


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