Strawberry Lemon Donuts
These strawberry lemon donuts are soft, moist and bursting with fresh lemon flavor while popping with fresh strawberries in both the tender donuts and the sweet strawberry glaze.
Happy Monday friends!! I hope you had a great weekend. It was a gorgeous sunny one for us and we took advantage of the opportunity to go strawberry picking! You know how much I love strawberries around here so you can imagine that nothing is as exciting as picking 15 pounds of strawberries fresh from a local farm. Granted it is tough to reach down to the strawberry bed at 34 weeks pregnant but I had a great time with the hubs doing my biddings (advantage #546 of being preggos).
My goal for these strawberries was to do some canning. I’ve always wanted to but was scared about sterilizing, boiling etc. I finally got over my fear and decided to give it a shot with our strawberry haul and I think we were successful, thanks to preserving guides from Simple Bites and Love and Olive Oil. We shall see if the jam keeps. But you know I had to bake some things!! These strawberry lemon donuts were the first things I baked the next morning.
Look at these donuts? Aren’t they pretty?? They are a super soft lemon donut that is filled with juicy strawberries and then topped with a strawberry glaze. It’s beyond delicious and everything a morning donut should be. And of course it’s baked so you have it ready in 30 minutes.
I still have lots of strawberries to use after the canning and these donuts. So I making a few other strawberry delights that I will share later this week. Prepare for a strawberry party (aka Strawberry Week!) on the blog this week. There might be a cocktail showing up 🙂
Till then, please grab some fresh strawberries and make these strawberry lemon donuts!
For the Donuts
- 1 cup cake flour, sifted
- ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup chopped strawberries
For the glaze:
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 2 cups powdered sugar
Adapted from Girl Versus Dough