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Quick Lemon Lover Baked Doughnuts


There is only one way to explain the taste of these doughnuts. It’s magically delicious.

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  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1 small packet jello instant lemon pudding mix
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 c. half and half milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • doughnut pan
  • lemon glaze (recipe below)


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 15mins


Step 1


In a large mixer bowl, add lemon cake mix and instant lemon pudding mix add zest from two lemons to mix and mix for about 30 seconds. Add lemon juice make sure there are no seeds, melted butter, vanilla, half and half and eggs.

Lightly spray doughnut pan with cooking spray, add batter to piping bag or make a mock bag using a freezer bag and snipe off the end. Pipe batter into doughnuts molds do not over fill.

Bake doughnuts at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes, allow to cool 5 minutes, glaze, allow to cool 5 more minutes, glaze again. Allow glaze to setup 5 more minutes if you can wait that long.

Lemon Glaze:

2 lemons zested and juice or 4 tbsp. lemon juice + 1 tbsp. zest
3 1/2 cups of powdered confectioners sugar


Mix lemon juice, zest and powdered sugar, whisk until smooth.

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