Strawberry Donuts with Lemon Glaze

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Fresh strawberries and lemon icing top these strawberry donuts. These summertime doughnuts are breakfast-worthy!

Strawberry Donuts with Lemon Glaze.

Strawberry-Lemon Glazed Donuts

Strawberry donuts are a weekend breakfast staple. Homemade donuts sound complicated. They’re easy to make. They finish in 20 minutes.

A 6-cavity donut pan* may be purchased for under $10 to make them. However, I prefer two. Making 18 donuts in one pan will take forever.

Strawberry donut batter.
Strawberry donuts are moist and cake-like. Butter, oil, and buttermilk moistened the donuts. They taste great too. Ripe strawberries are in every bite.

Homemade lemon glaze coats baking doughnuts. Butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, and confectioners’ sugar make lemon glaze. Throw everything in the bowl and whisk it.

Lemon-glazed glass bowl

Dip warm strawberry donuts in glaze. The glaze will melt and form a thin film over the donuts. I prefer this since the lemon doesn’t overshadow the strawberries.

It makes 18 doughnuts. They’re delicious.

Strawberry-Lemon Glazed Donuts.
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For the donuts

  • ¼ cup (56 g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • ¼ cup (54 g) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (260 g) all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup (86 g) whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (240 ml) buttermilk
  • 1 cup (144 g) finely chopped strawberries

For the glaze

  • 2 cups (240 g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Strawberry doughnuts with lemon glaze instructions

Weigh flour when measuring. Alternatively, whisk the flour, spoon it into your measuring cup, and level it with a knife.
Strawberry-chop finely. Each bite will have more strawberries.
A piping bag or ziplock bag with the corner cut off works best for pouring batter into the pan.
If the glaze stiffens while dipping doughnuts, microwave it for a few seconds.


Make ahead tip

  1. Donuts are best served immediately. Keep leftovers covered tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  2. Donuts can be frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Warm in the microwave if desired.

Strawberry-glazed donuts—how?

Puree strawberries and jam. Add 1 cup of sifted confectioners sugar slowly until desired thickness and smoothness. Dip chilled donuts in strawberry glaze 1-3 times until coated.

Lemon icing for donuts—how?

Whisk powdered sugar, lemon juice, and zest to make the lemon glaze while the donuts bake and cool. Add lemon juice to thick glazes. Add powdered sugar if too thin. Baked donuts are dipped in glaze and placed on a wire rack to harden.

Strawberry Glazed Donuts taste like?

These Strawberry Glazed Donuts are moist and tart with finely chopped berries and a lemony icing! They’re delicious!

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