Mini Pink Lemon Baked Donuts

These Mini Pink Lemon Baked Donuts are lemony & slightly tart. Enjoy them for breakfast or serve in a party. Since they are mini, it’s totally acceptable to have more than 1 (or 2, 3, 6)! 

Mini Pink Lemon Baked Donuts

Ingredients
  1. ¼ cup sugar
  2. Zest from 2 pink lemons (Meyer lemon or regular lemon)
  3. 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  5. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  6. 1 large egg
  7. ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  9. ¼ teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt
  10. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  11. 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  12. ½ cup whole milk

Pink Lemon Glaze:
  1. ¾ cup powdered sugar
  2. 1 teaspoon whole milk
  3. 2 - 3 tablespoons pink lemon juice
  4. pink food coloring (optional)

Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 425˚F (218˚C). Lightly grease a mini donut pan (If you have 2 pans, grease 2 pans.).
  • In a small bowl, mix the sugar and lemon zests together. Add brown sugar. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter for 2 minutes. Add lemon sugars and vegetable oil. Beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and beat to combine. With a spatula, stir in the baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Continue using a spatula, stir and add the flour and milk to the butter mixture alternately in 3 additions, by starting and finishing with the flour. Mix until just combined. Do not overmix.