Key Lime Donuts
Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 2 tsp. key lime juice
  • graham crackers, crushed, for sprinkling
  • Key Lime Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 Tbsp. key lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • One or two drops of green food coloring (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a small bowl mix together egg, brown sugar, buttermilk, vegetable oil, lime zest and key lime juice. Add to dry ingredients and mix just until moistened.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared donut pan.
  6. Bake 9 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  8. For glaze: In medium bowl whisk powdered sugar, key lime juice, milk and food coloring until smooth. Add more milk, if needed, to get to desired consistency. Invert donut to glaze, letting excess drip off. Place on wire rack and top with graham cracker crumbs. Serve.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at