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Lemon Funfetti Baked Donuts

I hope you are enjoying Spring Sweets Week as much as I am! I kicked things off with Blood Orange Shortbread Cookies and for my second recipe I'm sharing Lemon Funfetti Baked Donuts.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product from sponsor companies to help in the creation of my recipes.  All opinions are mine alone. 


I just love any excuse to break out the donut pans and as soon as I saw the festive and colorful sprinkles that Sweets and Treats sent I knew immediately that I wanted to do a "funfetti" style donut. The sprinkles I used are called Basket Case, a naturally colored pastel mix.

I used Taylor and Colledge Lemon Extract Paste in the batter. One teaspoon of it is the same as using the zest from a whole lemon! I love the paste because you use far less than traditional liquid extract.

For the glaze I mixed together Dixie Crystals powdered sugar with Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste, along with some milk.  Everyone in my house likes varying layers of glaze, so some got a heavy dip while others got lighter ones.

If you are adding additional sprinkles on top of the glaze you want to dip a few, put the sprinkles on and repeat so that the glaze doesn't set up on you and the sprinkles just roll off.

It's like eating sunshine in donut form.  Bright beautiful lemon flavor in the donut itself, the classic vanilla bean glaze, and of course, loads of delicious sprinkles!


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Lemon Funfetti Baked Donuts

Lemon Funfetti Baked Donuts
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Dixie Crystals granulated Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Taylor & Colledge Lemon Extract Paste
  • 1/4c Sweets & Treats Sprinkle Mix- I used Basket Case
  • Yellow food coloring, if desired
For glaze
  • 1 ½ cups Dixie Crystals powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste
  • Additional sprinkles for decoration.


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add butter, milk, eggs, and lemon extract paste and food coloring, if desired. Beat until blended. Spoon batter into a pastry or ziptop bag.
  3. Coat donut pan with nonstick spray. Fill each  2/3 full.
  4. Bake 14 to 16 minutes for full size donuts, 8 to 10 minutes for mini donuts. Cool in pans 3 to 5 minutes, then cool completely on wire racks.
  5. Combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla bean paste. Carefully invert donuts into glaze, then return to upright position and set onto cooling rack. Top with sprinkles, if desired.
Makes approximately 3 dozen mini donuts or 1 dozen full size.
baked, donuts, lemon
Dessert, breakfast

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Cindy Kerschner said…
Lemon donuts are perfect to welcome spring! these donuts turned out beautiful!
Maureen said…
I love the ease of a baked donut! Lemon is one of my all time favourite flavours, add some funfetti and I am hooked! So fun and ready for spring :)
Radha said…
These are beautiful! Just like sunshine! Love the flavors and can't wait to try this!
Karen said…
I love these! Especially the sprinkles!
Hezzi-D said…
We have baked donuts a lot and this lemon one is going on my to make list.
Lemon always screams sunshine and spring to me. They look and sound amazing!
Lisa said…
I love a good lemon donut and this one looks perfect
Rebecca said…
I'm always looking for baked donut recipe. They are so fun to make with the boys
Inger said…
These are just beautiful and what a fun fresh flavor!

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