Baked Glazed Lemon Donuts, each sweet bite is perfectly soft, doughy, and full of awesome lemon flavor. Topped with a creamy lemony glaze – they will definitely not disappoint!

Glazed Lemon Donuts with a Bite Taken Out

Why You’ll Love This Glazed Lemon Donuts

  • So much great lemony flavor in every single bite.
  • Use more or less lemon zest and/or extract to get the exact lemon flavor you want.
  • Easily stores in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, microwave a couple of seconds to warm up.
  • Kids and adults both love them! They go fast!
Glazed Lemon Donuts Top Shot

Just a Few Ingredients

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More Great Donut Recipes

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  • Chocolate Rum Donuts with Chocolate Rum Ganache Glaze are so easy to make and taste like they took forever. Creamy glaze covering a moist chocolate rum donut. What could be better?

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Several Glazed Lemon Donuts

We really enjoy donuts at our end, and own several donut pans for baking up delicious little fluffy circles ANY time. They are fantastic with a cup of coffee or tea, go well with a tall glass of milk and go really well with any breakfast or brunch.

Making the Recipe

Glazed Lemon Donuts with a Bite Taken Out

Glazed Lemon Donuts

Nicole Cook
The sweet and tart taste of lemon fills these donuts with so much great fluffy flavor. These Glazed Lemon Donuts are topped with Lemon Icing. Sprinkle with lemon zest for more great lemon flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breads-Muffins
Cuisine American
Servings 12 donuts
Calories 311 kcal


For the Donuts

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • ¼ cup lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

For the Icing

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoon half and half more if needed to get desired consistency
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


For the Donuts

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Spray your donut pan with non stick cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk your eggs, then add the cream, butter and lemon extract and whisk until incorporated.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and blend just until incorporated. It will be a little thick, don’t worry about this. Fold in the lemon zest. Use more if you want more great lemon flavor.
  • Open a freezer bag and dump the dough into the bag. Seal the bag and snip the bottom corner off one side.
  • Pipe the dough into your donut pan about 2/3 full.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes. You can tell they are done because if you press on the donut, it will spring back up.
  • Allow to completely cool on a rack before icing.

For the Icing

  • Blend the half and half, lemon juice and lemon zest. Add in the powdered sugar one cup at a time stirring in between.
  • If you want a thinner icing, only use the 1st cup. If you want a thicker icing, use the second cup of powdered sugar. Add more or less as desired. You can also add 1/4 teaspoon of lemon extract for more flavor, if desired.
  • Pour or brush the icing over the donuts. You can also dip the tops of the donuts into the mixture. Enjoy!


Calories: 311kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 226mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 362IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy bread recipes, easy breakfast recipes, easy donut recipes
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