Blackberry Cake Donuts with Lemon Glaze

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Blackberry Cake Donuts with Lemon Glaze fluffy donuts are filled with a blackberries and cooked to perfection. 

Blackberry Cake Donuts

I knew when I received the food item for this month’s Get Your Chef On Challenge with Julie from White Lights on Wednesday and Jen from Four Marrs One Venus that I’d love it. The problem is I love blackberries. I’ve never cooked or baked with blackberries. Why? Well, I eat them before I can make anything with them!!

Blackberry Cake Donuts with Lemon Glaze

I put my thinking cap on’ as my Mom used to say and came up with these gloriously delicious Blackberry Cake Donuts with Lemon Glaze. 

There’s a restaurant in town that makes the best blueberry donuts. I’ve tried and tried to recreate them, but I just haven’t gotten it right yet. Oh, but I will, it’s become a challenge now. Those creamy, steamy donuts were my inspiration for these Blackberry Cake Donuts.

Before we get to the recipe, look at my picture. I’m working on my photography skills and I learned two things on doing these photographs.

  1. Don’t use a brown background of brown food. {Duh. That should have been a given, but unfortunately for me, it wasn’t.} I took about 30 photos, downloaded them and when I looked at them I realized they were blah. I changed backgrounds and am happier with these.
  2. Another ‘duh’, I wear contacts because I’m nearsighted. Well, I can see to focus close-up pictures a lot better when I’m not wearing my contacts. So now, I’m contacts in , contacts out, glasses on, *sigh* oh, well, whatever works!

Blackberry Cake Donuts with Lemon Glaze

On to the recipe!

First step, make the blackberry sauce and let it cool! I used this recipe and replaced the blueberries with equal amounts of blackberries. (click photo below for sauce recipe)

Blueberry Swirl Pound Cake 1

Blackberry Donuts

Blackberry Cake Donuts with Lemon Glaze

Fluffy cake-style donuts are filled with a blackberry filing and cooked until crispy on the outside. Donuts take a little time to make, but they're not difficult and well worth it!
Author: Paula
5 from 18 votes
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 to 15 depending on size of donut cutter


  • cup Blackberry filling see link in post for recipe
  • 2 and ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, stirring to combine. In another bowl, combine yogurt, egg, milk and vanilla extract, mixing together.
  • Add melted butter to the dry ingredients, stir together until crumbs form. Stir in milk and egg mixture, when it's almost combined add the blackberry filling. Combine blackberry filling into a swirl pattern then bring the dough together with a spoon.
  • Using your hands form it into a large ball, then roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut donuts using a donut cutter. (I fried the holes as well and only re-worked the dough for the extra little scraps that were left.)
  • Heat oil in a large pot or deep fryer, bringing it to 375 degrees. Fry donuts 1-2 at a time, frying for about 1 1/2-2 minutes per side. Check donut in center for doneness and adjust heat/cook time for remaining. Drain on a paper towel, drizzle Lemon Glaze over all.
  • Lemon Glaze: Whisk confectioners sugar and lemon juice together until smooth.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    These blackberry donuts were a huge hit with the kids! We did half with glaze and half without and they were both delicious!

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  3. Great job Paula, these are the kind of donuts that I’d pay $4 for one…You just saved me a whole lot of dough! Seriously though, these are just lovely and look sooo yummy!

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  5. Came over from the Grow Your Blog Hop and this post caught my eye right away! I love blackberries. I’ll be posting a couple of blackberry recipes of my own in the next couple of weeks. These look amazing. I’ll be sure to try them out.

    1. Every time I look at that donut picture, I want one! Thanks so much for coming to GYB, I have followed you on Twitter now and checked out your blog, Becky. Love the chickens, I was flocked when I was little picking up eggs one day and it took me years and years to not be afraid of them ! 🙂 I may still be quite cautious around them!

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