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Baked Lemon Cake Donuts

Last summer I ordered gluten free baked lemon donuts for one of my friends from another friend, Jeanine who is an amazing gluten free baker. She added two extra donuts to my order so that my hubby and I could have a taste. They tasted awesome and I've wanted to make them ever since but I first had to buy a donut pan which I finally did.  My recipe is a gluten version. You can find Jeanine's recipe here. All the goodies I have ordered from her have 'wowed' my friends, thank you dear friend.
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons dry instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
Lemon Glaze
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. In a small bowl, combine sugar and lemon zest, using your fingers, rub sugar and zest together. This allows the oil of the lemon to release more flavor into the sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the rest of the dry ingredients.
  3. Add sugar and zest mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until combined.
  4. Using the same small bowl whisk together eggs, oil, lemon juice, and buttermilk. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
  5. Grease your donut pan, fill each cavity 2/3 full of batter.
  6. Bake in a 375ยบ oven for 12 minutes.
  7. Allow donuts to cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan onto a cooling rack.
  8. Whisk together glaze ingredients until smooth and slightly runny. Dunk warm donuts into the lemon glaze and allow to set.
  9. Yield: 10 donuts


  1. can you use different pudding mixes to flavor the donuts? Thank you

    1. I'm sure you could, then substitute milk or flavouring for the lemon juice. Using chocolate pudding and maybe chocolate syrup instead of the lemon juice would be a yummy idea.

  2. They look delicious! How many does it make?

    1. Yields 10 donuts. I have now added that to the recipe.

  3. they look amazing!!

  4. My pleasure, Betty! I'm tickled that you liked them enough to make them full of gluten. :)

  5. Wow - they look great and I LOVE anything lemon!!!!

  6. These look wonderful! Can they be made without the lemon pudding mix? Thanx!


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