Baked Lemony Donuts with Fresh Fruit

Hey all, as the Games progress, I'm getting super pumped for Team USA! I mean, did you see the women's artistic gymnastics team be amazing? In like everything. Did you see Katie Ledecky? Oh no? Then get on it!! 
I promise, some new recipes are coming up, but I thought I'd post the lovely sweet donuts I made along side the savory. Just in case you normal people out there want a sweet donut with your coffee.  
I adapted the recipe from Ina Garten's Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts, for reference.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cupsugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Fresh berries, for decoration
  • For the Icing:
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice   

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Spray a 4-inch donut pan even with baking spray. 
  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, zest, and salt in large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl lightly whisk the egg, whole milk, butter, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Combine the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir until just wetted Try not to over beat!
  5. Spoon your batter carefully into the donut molds, until 3/4 full. Make sure to wipe any spilled batter off the tin, to avoid burning in the oven.
  6. Bake for 17 minutes, until the donuts have risen and are a golden brown on top. If they are struggling to color, place on a higher rack and switch the oven to the convection setting. 
  7. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

To make the icing:
  1. In a wide bowl, combine the sugar and lemon juice, then slowly add the water a tablespoon at a time while stirring. Mix well, until the sugar has completely dissolved. You want it to be thick, almost tacky, so that it won't drip down the sides of the donuts.
  2. Gently dip the cooled donuts into the icing, and spread/tidy-up with a wetted spatula or spoon. Allow to set for 30 seconds, before adding fresh fruit to the top.

Happy baking!


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