The Best Lemon Donuts Ever

Last night I watched the London Olympic Opening Ceremony and honestly, I don’t think it will be one for the books. It was interesting how they portrayed the different stages the UK’s history, but it wasn’t breathtaking like the Chinese performances. However, I have to say the Queen gets an A+ from me. 

As I am not a huge TV watcher, I needed something to nosh on while I watched cartoons. So I decided to whip up these amazingly light and fluffy lemon donut muffins. They aren’t too too sweet but they have a darn good lemon flavor. I filled mine with a silky smooth lemon curd (home made of course) and rolled them in butter and sugar to give them a nice crust when they finished baking. They are just devine

Mini Lemon Donut Muffins with Lemon Curd
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking power
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 tsp lemon zest
3/4 cup buttermilk

2 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar, for rolling
2/3 cup lemon curd (pref. homemade)


1.Preheat oven to 350F, grease a muffin tin with any cooking spray or butter

2. Wisk flour, baking powder and salt

3. Beat together sugar and egg until it is a light brown color. Then add the oil, vanilla extract and lemon zest.

4 Gradually add flour to the sugar and egg mixture, alternating with additions of buttermilk.

5. Divide into miffin tin (about 3/4 full) 

6. Bake for 9-11 minutes 

7. Melt butter and place in small bowl. Place sugar in a separate bowl. 

8. Remove donuts from pan, dip in butter and roll in sugar, and let cool.

9. When cool, pipe each one with approx 1 teaspoon of lemon curd (optional)


What did you think about the London Opening Ceremony?


One thought on “The Best Lemon Donuts Ever

  1. Hey! It’s flowergirl275 from CC!! These look really good! I’ll have to make them! I agree with you about the opening ceremony but after seeing the first day of competition I was was happy because swimming and gymnastics was on!! 🙂

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