Mini Pink Lemonade Donuts

Mini Pink Lemonade Donuts – Fresh Strawberry Icing:
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners sugar
1/3 cup fresh strawberry puree
1/2 tsp vanilla
2-3 drops pink or red food coloring

Using an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth.

Add 2 cups sugar and strawberry puree and blend until smooth.

Add remaining sugar and repeat. When light and fluffy, add vanilla.

For a thinner glaze add a little bit of water to achieve desired results.

Set aside until ready to use.

Makes about 3 cups
Lemon Syrup:
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp granulated sugar

In a small bowl, stir lemon juice and sugar together to dissolve.
Pink Lemonade Donut Batter:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla
Zest from 1 lemon

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, whisk together, egg, butter, milk, sour cream, lemon juice and vanilla.
Add milk mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir until smooth. Stir in lemon zest.

Fill each cooking reservoir with about 2 tablespoons batter.

Follow manufactures instructions, or bake until lightly brown.

Place donuts on a cooling rack.

With a toothpick or cake tester, poke a few small holes in each donut.

Brush with lemon glaze, and frost with Strawberry icing while still warm.

Makes about 3 dozen mini donuts

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