Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lemon Glazed Pound Cake Donuts

I'm on a donut kick, so be prepared for lots of donuts. They are all going to be yummy, un-fried, and they won't taste like the usual dry, cake-y regular baked donuts. Those are gross.
These donuts I will be sharing with you are moist, full of flavor and are as close as you can get to a fried donut say from dunkin donuts or your local bakery without frying!

You're welcome!

Lemon Glazed Pound Cake Donuts
Yield:16 Donuts (You can easily halve this recipe, too)
Pre-heat oven to 300

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, softened
1, 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
3 cups AP flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. vanilla

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter, cream cheese and sugar together on medium high for a couple minutes until very light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl frequently.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating very well after each one.
Shut off mixer, and add in flour, salt and vanilla all at once.
Mix on low just until combined.

Fill a ziploc bag with donut batter and snip off about a half inch corner.

In a greased and floured donut pan, squeeze batter so each donut compartment (?) is filled to the top, but not over the top!

Bake for 25-30 minutes, til a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Allow to cool for a few minutes before dumping out onto a cooling rack.

Allow to cool for another 10 minutes before dunking in glaze.

Lemon Glaze:
2 Cups powdered Sugar,
1/4-1/2 Cup lemon juice

Add lemon lemon juice to confectioners sugar until you have a good dipping consistency.
Dunk donuts in glaze, flipping around several times with a fork before removing back to cooking rack.

Allow glaze to harden. If desired, add more confectioners sugar to your extra glaze, and add a decorative drizzle over each of your donuts.

Enjoy- these are so so so so good and actually yummier the next day!

1 comment:

  1. Best baked donut recipe I have come across. I halved the recipe and it still gave me 11 donuts. I made 2 different flavours for the glaze and they were both huge hits. Loved that these didn't puff up like cake donuts and looked and tasted closer to the fried version. Many thanks!