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Lemon Poppy Seed Baked Donuts

Fluffy baked donuts packed full of poppy seeds and topped with a lemon curd glaze
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: baked donuts, Donut, donuts, Lemon, lemon poppy seed, Poppy Seed
Servings: 6 donuts

Ingredients

For Donuts:

  • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (107 grams) light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons (18 grams) poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup (114 grams) full-fat sour cream
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 large egg

For Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup (60 grams) fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (31 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (14 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

For Donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray your donut mold with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, light brown sugar, salt, baking powder, and poppy seeds
  • In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients together. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  • Spoon the batter into the donut pan. Bake the donuts into the pre-heated oven and bake for 15-17 minutes or until they spring back when lightly pressed.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove from pan and allow to cool completely before glazing.

For Glaze:

  • In a small saucepan, heat lemon juice and butter until butter is melted.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch until well combined and pale yellow.
  • Add a small amount of the hot lemon mixture to the egg mixture, whisking constantly.
  • Add the egg mixture to the remaining lemon mixture in the saucepan and whisk to combine. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes.
  • Pour the lemon curd in a small bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Whisk in the powdered sugar and heavy cream until smooth. Add more heavy cream if the glaze is too thick.
  • Dip the tops of the donuts in the glaze.