I recently got myself a doughnut pan, which I have wanted for a while. I am so excited, because homemade baked doughnuts are the best!! I decided to try this recipe first, because I made it before in muffin form, so I was sure it would turn out good. Of course, these are great as muffins, but there is something so cute & fun about doughnuts! So, I can say I love my doughnut pan & I can't wait to make more Saturday morning doughnuts in many different flavors...
Lemon Berry Baked Doughnuts
¼ cup butter, softened
¼ cup vegetable oil
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 2/3 flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 1/3 cup frozen berries
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly spray your doughnut pan with non-stick spray & set aside.
Mix together the butter, oil, sugar & brown sugar until creamy and smooth.
Mix in the eggs & vanilla.
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt & cinnamon.
Alternately mix in the milk and the flour mixture three times, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
Chop or pulse the berries in a food processor, so there will not be very large chunks of berries. Gently fold the berries into the dough. Scoop the dough into a disposable decorating bag or a ziplock bag and cut off the tip of the bag. This will make it easy to evenly & cleanly squeeze the dough into the cavities of your doughnut pan. Be sure to fill each cavity most of the way.
Bake the doughnuts for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow the doughnuts to cool completely.
Next, on to the glaze, because no doughnut is complete without a glaze...
Ingredients for the lemon glaze...
1 cup powdered sugar
1 lemon, zested & juiced
To make the lemon glaze...
Put the powdered sugar & lemon zest in a bowl.
Gradually whisk in the lemon juice until the glaze is the desired thickness.
If the glaze is too thin, add more powdered sugar. If it is too thick, add a little bit of lemon juice or water.
Whisk until the glaze is smooth.
Once the doughnuts have completely cooled, drop each doughnut into the lemon glaze. Using a fork, you can easily turn each doughnut over to coat the other side with the glaze. Set the glazed doughnuts on a cooling rack and allow the glaze to set up before serving.
Oh, so good....