August 13, 2019

Easy Baked Lemon Cake Donuts

Baked Lemon Donuts 1

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Who doesn’t love donuts? On the weekends, I love to wake up and make homemade donuts. When we don’t have anything on the schedule, I let everyone sleep and I get to work making these sweet treats. Now, if you ask me what kind of donuts I prefer, I’ll always say I’m more of a old fashioned/cake style donuts kinda gal. Always have, always will. I love that this recipe has that spin with just a hint of lemon. These easy baked lemon cake donuts are perfect for your next weekend at home. 

Lemon Donuts

Who knew you could use cake mix to make donuts? I like to keep cake mixes on hand for all kinds of recipes and fun desserts. What makes this even easier is that you bake these donuts instead of frying. I won’t say they are much healthier because this is a pound cake mix. All you’ll need is a donut pan which is easy to find, butter and eggs and you are ready to go. I always have these ingredients on hand, so I’m ready for donuts in an instant!

Baked Lemon Donuts 1

If you wanted to get a little crazy, add the mix to a zip top bag for a more even fill in your donut pan. Totally optional, either way they will come out looking delicious. Just top with a glaze how ever you’d prefer. I’ve even dunked them in the glaze for more frosting flavor. If you’re into sprinkles ( you know we are! ) then add your favorite for a fun decoration and serve.  

You could easily make these with any of your favorite pound cake mixes. This would be delicious with a classic pound cake mix and then a strawberry glaze or chocolate ganache. Really the sky is the limit! Try these donuts next time you’re looking to lemons into lemon donuts! 

What is your favorite kind of donut? 

Easy Baked Lemon Cake Donuts
Yield: 12 Donuts

Easy Baked Lemon Cake Donuts

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes

When life gives you lemons, you make baked lemon donuts! These sweet treats are perfect for that lemon fan in your life. Bake donuts are sure to be the hit of your next gathering!


  • 1 Box Baker's Corner Lemon Pound Cake Mix + Ingredients to prepare as directed on box (2 Eggs + 10 TBSP Butter)
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • Half Dozen Donut Pan
  • Sprinkles (Optional)


    Preheat oven to 350.
    In a large bowl prepare Baker's Corner Lemon Pound Cake Mix as directed on box.
    Mix in the zest of 1 lemon.
    Spray the donut pan with non-stick cooking spray and fill molds with batter 2/3 full.
    Bake 14 Minutes
    Let cool and remove from pan.
    Once cooled, prepare glaze from cake mix as directed and drizzle over top of donuts. Add sprinkles if desired and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g, occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

Baked Lemon cake donuts

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