These Lemon Cake Mix Donuts are perfect for Spring and they are such an easy donut recipe! I’m on a kick lately making recipes using cake mix. I usually have a couple on hand, so it’s always fun to take a simple cake mix and make something different than the typical cake.
Lemon Cake Mix Donuts
If you love lemon desserts, then you’ll love these lemon donuts! I just love lemon desserts when the weather gets warmer. These lemon doughts are baked in the oven and then have a glaze on top with a light lemon flavor, plus I added some lemon zest on top.
Making Cake Mix Donuts
Cake mix donuts are so easy to make. You can use almost any cake mix you like, the ratios are simple.
- 1 box of cake mix (around 16 ounces) – if less, like my lemon mix, add a couple of tablespoons of flour.
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 cup of water
Combine and follow the detail directions below to make any cake mix donut you like.
Easy to make - Lemon Cake Mix Donuts are delicious! Add some lemon zest to these Lemon Cake Mix Donuts just takes them to a whole new level.
- 1 15.25 ounce lemon cake mix
- 2 tbsp flour if your cake mix is over 16 ounces leave out the flour
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp butter melted
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray your donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Add your cake mix and flour to a bowl. Mix to combine.
Add the egg, oil, and water to the bowl and mix to combine.
I scoop my batter into a large Ziploc bag, seal and snip one of the bottom corners off. Slowly pipe the batter into each cavity on the donut pan, filling each cavity 1/2 full.
Place the donut pan in the preheated oven and bake for 14-16 minutes, until the donuts are firm to the touch.
Let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
In a bowl, combine the powdered sugar, melted butter, milk, and lemon juice until smooth.
Once the donuts are completely cooled, dip the top half of the donut into the glaze and immediately sprinkle with lemon zest (if desired).
Repeat until complete.
Now I’ve joined with some blogging friends to share all sorts of wonderful Spring things… check them out below. And if you love cake mixes here are a few others.
Other Cake Mix Recipes:
- Cake Mix Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
- Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls
- Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies with White Chocolate Chips
Other Lemon Recipes:
- Grandma’s Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe
- Frozen Lemon Bars Recipe
- Lemon Sponge Cake with Strawberry Syrup
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