Lemon glazed doughnuts

Lemon glazed doughnuts

Soft and fluff lemon glazed doughnuts covered in a zesty, vibrant lemon glaze is the kind of dessert dreams are made of. Perfect for making with the family! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Donut, Doughnuts, glazed doughnuts
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10 doughnuts
Calories 345kcal
Author Alida Ryder


for the doughnuts

  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp (7g) dry yeast
  • 1 egg
  • oil, for frying

for the glaze

  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 3-4 tablespoons boiling water


  • Heat together the water, butter and milk until the butter has melted.

  • In a separate bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer), mix together the flour, caster sugar, salt and yeast.
  • Pour the warm butter mixture into the flour and add the egg.
  • Stir to combine and knead for 5-8 minutes until the dough is smooth and soft. If the dough is sticky, add a little more flour.
  • Place in a clean bowl and cover with a damp tea towel. Allow to rise for 1 hour
  • Roll out the dough and cut out the doughnuts to your preference. Place on a floured surface and cover with a damp tea towel and allow to rise for another hour.
  • In the meantime, make the glaze. Combine all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Place in a jug and press a piece of cling wrap to the surface. This will prevent the glaze from forming a skin.
  • Heat the oil in a large pot. Carefully add 2-3 doughnuts to the hot oil at a time. Immediately flip the doughnuts when they are in the oil. This will allow them to rise more. Fry until the doughnuts are cooked through and golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove from the oil and drain on kitchen paper before pouring over the glaze.
  • Allow to cool then serve.


Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg