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Baked Lemon Donuts
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Lemon Donuts

Do you have a love for donuts? Well, these Lemon Donuts may just have you falling in love even more. This delicious baked donut recipe is so easy to make!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon donuts recipe
Servings: 12
Author: Jill


  • 2 C flour
  • ¾ C sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¾ C buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ tsp lemon extract
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • Large disposable piping bag
  • Lemon Sugar Coating ingredients
  • ½ C sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • ½ C unsalted butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 6 cavity donut pan with pam baking spray
  • Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until combined
  • Whisk in the buttermilk, eggs, butter, lemon juice, lemon extract, and lemon zest until combined
  • Scoop the batter into the large piping bag and cut the tip-off
  • Pipe batter into the donut pan
  • Bake in the oven for 9 minutes
  • Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes before placing onto a wire rack
  • Repeat steps until all the batter have been used
  • Using two small bowls, add the sugar and lemon zest into one bowl then the melted butter into the second bowl
  • Dip the top of the donuts into the melted
  • Dip the donuts into the sugar
  • Place onto a wire rack
  • Repeat with remaining donuts
  • Enjoy!