These tender baked lemon poppy donuts are absolutely bursting with fresh lemon flavor!
I’ve been participating in the Secret Recipe Club, an event where bloggers are matched up and cook a recipe from their partner’s blog, off and on for a few years now. It’s always fun to discover new blogs and try out other people’s recipes, but after a lot of thinking I decided that it’s time for me to part ways with the group. My own list of recipe ideas is getting longer and longer and, as it is, I don’t have time to share them all. While the SRC is fun, I need to focus on events like Sunday Supper and Recipe ReDux where I can focus on my own recipe creations.
This month, I was paired up with Lindsay from Life And Kitchen. I don’t think I had ever stumbled across Lindsay’s blog before, but I love it! She has some really great recipes and her photos are so light and fun – I had a really hard time deciding what I wanted to make. I almost went for her bean and cheese taquitos (you all know I love a good taquito – see here, here, and here), but when I realized that reveal day would fall on my birthday, I decided to make something a little more celebratory.
I browsed her desserts section looking for a good cake or cupcake recipe, but these baked lemon poppyseed donuts kept calling to me. They seemed so perfect for Spring, plus I could call them breakfast and still have cake later in the day. Yay!
If I blow out candles twice, I get two wishes, right?
I’m a big fan of anything with lemon, and these definitely delivered – between the lemon zest in the batter and the lemon juice in the glaze, they packed quite a punch! The inside was light and fluffy (a little more like a muffin than a donut) and they glazes hardens up to give them that little bit of crispness that can otherwise be missing when you bake donuts instead of frying them.
My only regret is not making more. (I didn’t realize until it was too late that Lindsay made mini donuts, and I don’t have a mini donut pan so mine were full size. She made tons, but I only had enough batter to make 6.)