Lemon Doughnuts

If there ever was a doughnut recipe that you needed to make, its these Glazed Lemon Doughnuts! A simple doughnut with added lemon zest to give it just a little bit of flavor, then fried to golden perfection, and dipped in the easiest two ingredient lemon glaze. There's just so much to love about these doughnuts.

4 Quick Tips For These Lemon Doughnuts

01 Check your yeast and make sure it’s in-date.

02 Make sure the butter, milk, and eggs are all at room temperature.

03 You can actually re-roll the dough scraps. Just don’t add any extra flour!

04 Use a thermometer to keep oil at a steady temperature.

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In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine flour, yeast, baking powder, sugar, salt, and lemon zest.


Add milk, eggs, vanilla, and butter. Mix until dough comes together. Increase speed and knead until dough is smooth.


Place in a covered container that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Allow to rise at warm room temperature for 1 hour.


Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll to ½-inch thick. Use a doughnut cutter to cut out doughnuts.


Fry doughnuts in hot oil 3-4 at a time, cooking 1-2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.


Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice. Beat with a whisk until smooth.


Dip doughnuts into glaze, flipping to coat.


Place on cooling rack placed over a sheet pan to dry.


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