Lemon doughnuts generally involve fried dough filled with sticky, tart-sweet yellow goo that tastes more of sugar than of serious lemon.
So we decided to reinvent the lemon doughnut as a baked treat that is at once lighter and more deliciously lemony. We started with a golden cake-style baked doughnut which we flecked with the potent flavor of real lemon zest. We then top the doughnuts with a simple powdered sugar-lemon juice glaze. The result is wonderful.