Lemon Sugar Baked Donuts

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Try this Lemon Sugar Baked Donuts recipe that is full of lemon heaven and will take your love for doughnuts to another level. This doughnut recipe yields soft, luxurious and fluffy texture of baked doughnuts that are coated in the scent of lemon infused sugar with a beautiful citrus flavor entwined within the batter. The recipe uses real lemon zest and juice to create the right amount of tartness. They're perfect for any occasion and so addictive that they might not last long in your house. One luscious bite of this delicious doughnut is enough to know how satisfying yet simple this soft homemade doughnut recipe is. Easy dessert recipes that are unique are not only fun to serve but also create a great ambiance at parties. These doughnuts are not deep fried like the traditional way. Instead, the recipe uses baking powder that helps the donuts rise to perfection when baked in the oven.

Lemon is such a versatile and tangy fruit to bake cakes with and lemon desserts recipes are an excellent addition to brighten up family meals. They bring in so much flavor to the table during mealtime. In fact, this doughnut recipe is so good that you’ll want to miss your meal just to dig into this yummy treat. To infuse the scent of lemon in the sugar, try to mix both sugar and the zest with a light pressure between your fingers pretending the mixture like a dough. This technique will help infuse the lemon aroma into the sugar well. Resist adding too much extra flour to the dough or your doughnuts may become dense and heavy. When you're placing them on your baking pan, don't overcrowd the pan as the dough tends to expand while baking.

The best part about this simple doughnut recipe is that you can change up the flavors the way you want. You can add lemon curd and cream cheese filling whipped together inside the dough and bake them. You can also add orange zest along with the lemon to the dough to give it a mixed citrus flavor. You can pour white chocolate ganache on top of these doughnuts once they come out freshly baked or sprinkle them with toasted sweetened coconut flakes or blanched almonds. You can also glaze them with honey as a healthy substitute. For kids’ birthday parties, you can coat these doughnuts with rainbow sprinkles or dunk them in marshmallow fluff. These ideas are great and fun for kids and give the doughnuts an edgy look. There is so much you can do with this decadent doughnut recipe.

Thank you to Samantha at the Five Heart Home food blog for sharing this yummy Lemon Sugar Baked Donuts recipe with us. Do visit Samantha's blog for more easy dessert recipes. This doughnut recipe is hands down one of the best lemon desserts recipes ever, and everyone in the family is going to appreciate their lemon taste. Make this bakery-style doughnut recipe for your loved ones today!

Nutrition Facts for: Lemon Sugar Baked Donuts From Five Heart Home
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, salt, buttermilk, eggs, butter, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, pure vanilla extract, grated lemon zest.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings.* Per Serving:Calories 72, Calories from Fat 67, Total Fat 7.5g 12%, Saturated Fat 4.5g 22%, Cholesterol 45mg 15%,Sodium 253mg 11%, Potassium 102mg 3%, Carbohydrates 0.7g 0%, Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%, Sugars 0.2g, Protein 1.0g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 4%, Iron 1%

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