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Gluten free mini white choc iced lemon doughnuts

Since making the mini nectarine doughnuts a few weeks back, I decided to make a whole bunch of doughnuts, so first up are the tangy lemon ones...

These cute, moist sweet zesty lemon doughnuts with a fluffy cake like texture are iced with white chocolate and sprinkled with citrus flavoured sprinkles...

Gluten Free

24 mini doughnuts

15 mins preparation

15 mins cooking

Method

Lemon doughnuts

  1. Preheat oven to 160 deg C, fan assisted (370 deg F)

  2. Lightly spray doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray

  3. In a bowl, beat the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla essence, and oil together until you get a foamy mixture

  4. Gradually pour foamy mixture into dry ingredients and stir until mixture is combined

  5. Stir lemon zest into mixture

  6. Pour mixture into greased doughnut pan until each cavity is 3/4 full

  7. Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until doughnut springs back when lightly pressed

  8. Turn out onto baking rack and leave to cool

White chocolate icing

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips on a very low heat in the microwave. Microwave for 1 minute, then check and stir. If you need more time, do it in 10 to 20 seconds intervals, check and stir after each addition of microwave time so chocolate does not burn . Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the chocolate until completely melted.

  2. Dip the top of each doughnut into melted chocolate, shake off any excess

  3. Sprinkle with citrus sprinkles

  4. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to set.

  5. Serve immediately, or donuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days, but are best served fresh.

Ingredients

Lemon doughnuts

  • 110g gluten free plain flour

  • 1 tsp xantham gum

  • 115g caster sugar

  • 0.25 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp vanilla (extract)

  • 2 large eggs

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 tbsp buttermilk

  • Non-stick cooking spray

  • 1 tsp lemons (zest)

  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder

White chocolate icing

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