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, Doughnuts
Cuisine American
Keyword Donut, Doughnuts, Glazed doughnut
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10 doughnuts
Author Alida Ryder


for the doughnuts

  • I used this doughnut recipe
  • oil for deep frying

for the glaze

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


  • Make the doughnut recipe as instructed then allow to rise for 2 hours.
  • 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, deep frying pan then carefully fry the doughnuts until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove from the oil and drain on kitchen paper before pouring over the glaze.
  • Allow to cool then serve.