My baked lemon blueberry doughnuts are absolutely delicious! A soft fluffy lemon doughnut with beautiful pops of blueberry topped with a stunning blueberry glaze. These taste every bit as good as they look, a real showstopper! 😍
Spring has sprung!
With the weather changing recently and all the cherry blossoms blooming, the beautiful pops of colour reminded me of my stunning baked lemon blueberry doughnuts, and so I knew I had to share them with you!
Nothing says “spring” to me quite like the lemon and blueberry combo. From muffins to tarts and cakes to scones, it’s such a happy flavour pairing, I absolutely love it!
Of course, lemon has long been a favourite when it comes to baking for me. I know many of you have loved my lemon squares, drooled over my lemon drizzle cookies, and swooned over my lemon cupcakes filled with the easiest and most delectable lemon curd.
OK, so I might have a teensy bit of a lemon obsession… 😆
Anyways, back to these doughnuts… they’re just so beautiful, aren’t they?! I mean, who would have thought you could get this stunning colour from the humble blueberry?! They might be a teensy bit more effort than my normal doughnuts, but I’m sure you’ll agree they’re totally worth it!
Making the doughnuts
The doughnut mixture itself is simple: sift together your dry ingredients, separately combine your wet, then put the two together. Put in your prepared pan, push in some blueberries and bake! A little top tip (which I share results of in my video actually), is to gently cover the blueberries with some of the doughnut batter using a skewer or a knife. This helps the blueberries bake as part of the doughnut without causing lumps and bumps on the top of the doughnuts. Beautiful, smooth doughnuts, here we come!
This glaze is a little different to my other doughnut glazes (if you haven’t already, check out my Biscoff, Oreo and basic baked doughnuts recipes) in that you need to cook it first. You read right: in order to release the vibrant colour of the blueberries, you need to cook them in some lemon juice for a few minutes before you can make your glaze. They’re then blended (and sieved, if you wish) before being mixed with icing sugar. The first time I made this glaze, my heart sang with joy at the sheer richness of this dreamy colour.
Then it’s just a case of dipping them….
… and adding the finishing touches!
And hey presto, your showstopper doughnuts are ready! I am so in love with these gorgeous lemon blueberry doughnuts, aren’t you? 😍
Hope you enjoy these little beauties as much as my family have 😊
Happy baking, my friends!