Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Donuts

It was National Donut Day about a month ago, so instead of heading out to buy donuts at the bakery, I picked up a donut pan at the store. And you thought your knives were the most dangerous thing in your kitchen! But hey, a baking pan for donuts is a lot healthier than buying a fryer … right?

Lemon poppy seed is always a welcome flavor in our house – it tastes so fresh and looks pretty, too! So I decided to break in the donut pan by making lemon poppy seed donuts. The additional almond flavor from Absolutely Almond Pound Cake Mix makes these cake donuts absolutely fabulous!

If you were wondering … this recipe also bakes up beautifully in the Silicone Bar Pan … they will just take an extra 5-10 minutes in the oven. I may have tried this – they taste amazing, too!

Happy cake donut eating!
- Rebecca

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Donuts



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix first five ingredients until combined. Pour into a greased donut pan, filling each mold 2/3 full.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Allow donuts to cool 10 minutes in pan. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. In a bowl, combine juice and sugar; whisk to combine. Drizzle on tops of cooled donuts and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Tips and Hints

  • Add more lemon juice to the batter or glaze if you want more lemon flavor.
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