Baked Lemonade Donuts are sweet, soft, and full of lemonade flavor all done in less than 30 minutes. Hiland Dairy Lemonade gives these Donuts their classic lemonade flavor in an easy and delicious recipe when you are in the mood for something light and sweet.
I love this donut recipe because of the texture and the flavor. The bonus is how easy this recipe is. The texture is soft and moist with a bit of a crispier edge. The flavor is a subtle sweet taste of Hiland Dairy Lemonade throughout the donut with the added lemonade flavor in the double dipped glaze over top of the finished baked donut. The combo of the soft texture and lemonade flavor make this one of my favorite spring treats.
The ingredients in Lemonade Donuts are really simple and you only need one bowl and a wooden spoon to mix them all together. Here’s what you’ll need:
Hiland Dairy Sour Cream
Hiland Dairy Lemonade
Baking powder and baking soda
You only need one big bowl and a wooden spoon for this recipe. No mixer required. You add the sugar, egg, sour cream, lemonade, and lemon zest together then mix until smooth. After that, you’ll add the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Mix everything together until just combined and careful not to overmix.
Spray a mini donut pan with nonstick spray and use a spoon, piping bag or ziploc to fill each donut shape. Bake for about 10 minutes.
To make the lemonade glaze, you’ll just combine powdered sugar and Hiland Dairy Lemonade together. After the donuts are cooled, dip the tops in the glaze. Wait until the glaze is set and hardened and then do a double dip in the glaze.
Definitely not! I use my mini donut pan for this recipe, but if you don’t have one you can use a mini muffin pan to make more of a lemonade “donut hole.” Same baking time for a mini muffin pan.
If you have a regular size donut pan or use a regular muffin tin, then you’ll want to increase the baking time a couple minutes. Just watch and check on them.
Check out this easy and quick recipe below plus the step by step video tutorial!
Light, soft, and sweet Baked Lemonade Donuts are an easy recipe to make in less than 30 minutes and only one bowl and a spoon needed. Filled with lemonade flavor plus topped with a lemonade glaze for extra lemon flavor.
1 large egg
¾ cup sugar
½ cup Hiland Dairy Sour Cream
½ cup Hiland Dairy Lemonade
Lemon zest from 2 lemons
1 ½ cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup powdered sugar
3–4 Tablespoons Hiland Dairy Lemonade
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a mini donut pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add the egg, sugar, Hiland sour cream, Hiland Lemonade, and lemon zest. Use a whisk or wooden spoon to mix ingredients together until combined and smooth.
To the same bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix together until just combined, careful not to over mix.
Using a spoon or piping bag, place dough into each donut mold about ¾ full. Bake donuts for about 10 minutes. Remove and let cool for a few minutes then transfer donuts to a cooling rack.
Glaze: In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar and Hiland Lemonade. Use a whisk to make the glaze smooth.
Once donuts are cooled, dip the tops of each donut into the glaze. Let the donut glaze set for several minutes. Then dip each donut a second time into the lemonade glaze.
Once the glaze is set, serve and enjoy!