Sweet Cherry Donuts with Lemon Glaze


  • Donuts:
  • 1 ½ Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ Tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/3 Cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ Cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 Tsp Almond extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Cherry extract optional
  • ½ Cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • ½ Cup sweet cherries pitted
  • 1 Egg
  • Red food coloring optional
  • Lemon Glaze:
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Yellow food coloring as desired


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the egg, sour cream, milk, butter, and extracts.
  4. Mix wet and dry ingredients, then fold in cherries.
  5. Grease two donut pans and spoon batter directly into pans, or first spoon the batter into a
  6. resealable plastic or piping bag and pipe into pans until 3/4 full.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 13-15 minutes, or until slightly golden.
  8. Allow donuts to cool in pan almost completely before removing, 10-15 minutes.
  9. For the glaze, in a medium bowl with hand mixer or in bowl of stand mixer add all ingredients
  10. and beat for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
  11. Donuts can be dipped directly into bowl of glaze when completely cool, or spoon the glaze into
  12. a small resealable plastic bag snipping of a small corner and pipe directly onto warm or cool
  13. donuts.