Lemon Ginger Zinger Doughnuts
Recipe type: Cake, doughnut, cupcakes
Cuisine: Dessert or Breakfast
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Yields: 18
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 lemon, zested finely
  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup chopped crystallized ginger
  • Honey Butter Glaze
  • Chopped crystallized ginger to decorate
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease the doughnut pan.
  2. In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix in the grated ginger, lemon zest, and lemon extract until incorporated.
  4. Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture, scrape the sides of the bowl in-between each egg.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients and buttermilk, alternately, to the butter mixture. Mix just until combined. Turn off mixer.
  6. With a spatula or wooden spoon, mix in the chopped crystallized ginger, until incorporated.
  7. Use a small spoon or piping bag to place batter into the prepared doughnut pan, fill to the inner rim, about ¾ full.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 8-12 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightly touched.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan, 4-6 minutes, before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. While the doughnuts cool, make the glaze.
  11. Glaze doughnuts once they are completely cool. Return to the wire rack and sprinkle with toppings. Allow to set for about 30 minutes before stacking or serving. Doughnuts are best within 2 days.
Cupcakes: Fill the cupcake liners about ⅔ of the way full. Bake at 350°F for 16-18 minutes, or until the tops spring back when touched.

Baking note: This cake is pale in color. They will not appear golden brown once finished baking.
Recipe by Bake 2 The Future at https://bake2thefuture.com/2015/09/20/lemon-ginger-zinger-doughnuts-with-honey-butter-glaze/