Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts Recipe

Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts Recipe

How To Make Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts

Have a treat with these poppy seed donuts infused with lemon juice, then finished with a glaze. These tempting baked treats are ready in 30 minutes!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 1cupall purpose flour,spoon and leveled
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspbaking soda
  • 1tbsppoppy seeds
  • ½tspsalt
  • 2tbspunsalted butter,melted and slightly cool
  • 1large egg,at room temperature
  • cupgranulated sugar
  • ¼cupmilk
  • ¼cupsour cream
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • 1tbsplemon zest

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • 2tbspunsalted butter,melted
  • 1cupconfectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2tbspmilk
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • ½tsppure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray donut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.

  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, poppy seeds, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  3. Whisk the melted butter, egg, sugar, milk, sour cream, vanilla, lemon juice, and zest until completely combined.

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix. The batter will be thick.

  5. Spoon the batter into the donut cavities or use a zipped-top bag. Cut a corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cup, filling ⅔ to ¾ of the way full.

  6. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Allow to cool for about two minutes then transfer to a wire rack set on a large piece of parchment paper.

  7. Bake the remaining donut batter (there is usually enough batter for 1 to 2 more donuts). Once baked, transfer to the wire rack. Allow donuts to cool down to touch.

  8. Whisk all of the glaze ingredients together. Use 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk, depending on the desired thickness.

  9. Dip each donut into the glaze and place it back on the wire rack as the glaze sets. (The parchment paper can catch the glaze dripping down.)

  10. Donuts are best served immediately. Leftovers keep well covered tightly at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 2 days.


  • Calories: 210.23kcal
  • Fat: 7.74g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.38g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.99g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.77g
  • Fiber: 0.65g
  • Sugar: 21.34g
  • Protein: 2.78g
  • Cholesterol: 38.40mg
  • Sodium: 157.44mg
  • Calcium: 76.40mg
  • Potassium: 57.27mg
  • Iron: 0.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 67.21µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.24mg
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!


Leave a comment

Replying to