We have a number of recipes for baked doughnuts here at Grape Arbor; sort of one for every season. This one is a summer lemon doughnut. Baked doughnuts are great because they are quick to make, don’t take long to cook, and are super tasty. And because they aren’t fried, maybe you can eat two! This particular recipe was based on a copycat of the Starbucks lemon loaf.
A lemon doughnut has to have good lemon flavor, so pay attention to the ingredient list! Make sure that you use lemon extract–not lemon oil or lemon juice, or the flavor will not come through! We have changed out the glaze occasionally, using a cream cheese glaze (cream cheese with powdered sugar and milk to the correct consistency with a drop or two of lemon oil) versus the original one here. Either is great.
You will need a doughnut pan, but, no fear, if you don’t have one, just bake it as muffins!