Friday, June 2, 2017

Key Lime Pie Doughnuts


Have you had a doughnut yet today? Calories do NOT count today, so I say...

...treat yourself!

I have been thinking about these Key Lime Pie Doughnuts for a long time, and the final product is even more magical than I could have imagined. All the flavors of key lime pie, but in adorable, bite-size breakfast packages!

The cake itself is soft and tender, with a big crumb and irresistible sweetness. I start by rubbing lime zest into granulated sugar. This is great little baking trick that releases the oils in lime zest and distributes it throughout the whole cake. In addition to flour, I also whisk in graham cracker crumbs. A big, buttery graham cracker crust is THE most important part of a key lime pie, so I knew it had to be incorporated into these doughnuts. Vanilla yogurt will not only keep our doughnuts moist, but it will also add a tangy sweetness that compliments the tart lime flavor. I mean...what is not to love?

OH right, I almost forgot. All good doughnuts MUST have a glaze. For these, a thick and zesty lime glaze, packed with fresh lime zest and a big squeeze of lime juice, topped with even more crunchy graham cracker crumbs! Yay!

These doughnuts are just so delicious and I am sure you will love them! They are fresh and tangy, sweet and tender. Perfect for breakfast, of course, but also amazing as a snack or dessert! They are ooey and gooey, exactly as a good doughnut should be.

Happy Friday! And more importantly, Happy National Doughnut Day!