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Mason Jar Strawberry Lemonade Donut Cake

May 28, 2017

The saying make lemonade our of lemons could not stand more true for me today. I was so excited to make these strawberry lemonade donuts, but all of them ended up sticking to the pan. I got so frustrated and was on the verge of throwing them out when I thought of an even better idea! I decided to turn my crumbly lemon donuts into little mason jar cakes. 

These strawberry lemonade donut cakes turned out even better than I was expecting my donuts to. They are so adorable and really fun to make! Not to mention super easy because they can be as messy and crumbly as you want them to and it makes no difference. The lemon donut cake ended up being super moist and I topped it off with a delicious strawberry glaze. These mason jar cakes are perfect to give as a gift or for a summer BBQ! 

Strawberry Lemonade Donut Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • zest of 2-3 large lemons
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • few drops yellow food coloring (optional)

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon pureed strawberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease donut pan.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together baking powder, baking soda, sugar and lemon zest.
  3. Add egg, butter, sour cream and milk and blend until well combined.
  4. Fold in vanilla extract and food coloring.
  5. Add batter to a piping bag.
  6. Pipe batter into doughnut pan, filling about ⅔ full.
  7. Bake for about 8 minutes or until donuts spring back when touched.
  8. While your donuts cool, prepare the strawberry glaze by combining all ingredients.
  9. Break apart your cake donuts one at a time and add to mason jars, switch off adding donut pieces and drizzling glaze until your jars are full!

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe and remember that when things don’t go as planned there is always to turn it around for the better! Enjoy!

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  1. David says:

    This is simply amazing! Life gave you lemons and you made a fantastic looking desert kudos!
    This looks like a great recipe for a baby shower or kids party. I will have to follow you on Instagram to see what other creations you come up with.

    Cheers

  2. This looks SOOOOO delicious. Perfect for parties too!

  3. This recipe looks so yummy and cute!! It would be perfect for a little girl’s birthday, bridal shower, or baby shower. Love this 🙂

  4. This is such a cute idea! And it looks so easy to make! It’ll be great to do for my sister’s birthday!

    xoxo,

    Berniedette | PetiteAndToned.com

  5. Nay @ beautyaddictmama says:

    How beautiful! They look so pretty and yummy! I’m glad that you managed to salvage them! I might make these or something similar for my daughter’s upcoming birthday party.

  6. Lauren Sheriff says:

    Oh my gosh! I am actually making this tonight, this looks amazing!

    Lauren
    http://www.basicbabelauren.com

  7. Terra Walker says:

    I already pinned this for later, when I’m back in my own kitchen in the States. These look amazing! Thank you!

  8. annalisanuttall says:

    Yum this look delish! So pretty and yummy. I have bookmarked this and I will be making this shortly. very lovely recipe. xx

  9. Ashley says:

    This is the cutest idea! It sounds so yummy too!!

  10. These look fantastic! Awesome and creative way to fix and unexpected baking bump!

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