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Lemon Cake Donuts

Light Lemon Cake Donuts

Jacklin Altman
A healthy twist on a classic treat! Lemon donuts are perfect for the summer time!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 323 kcal


  • Medium Bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • Donut Pan
  • Oven
  • Cooling Rack


For Donuts
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon extract
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • yellow food coloring (optional)
For Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 ybsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice


To Make Donuts
  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and whisk together
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, yogurt, lemon zest, lemon extract
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until fully combined (at this point, you can add yellow food coloring if desired)
  • Pour batter into greased (or sprayed) donut pan and bake at 350 for 9-12 min (donuts should be springy and a toothpick should come out clean)
  • Pop donuts out onto a cooling rack while you make your glaze
To Make Glaze
  • Add lemon juice to powdered sugar and stir until you reach desired consistency
  • Drizzle glaze over cooled donuts and let harden for an hour, then enjoy!


Serving: 1gCalories: 323kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 130mgPotassium: 57mgFiber: 1gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 59IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
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