Glazed Lemon Mochi Donuts

Not your typical donut. More like a snack, less like a breakfast pastry. Not so sweet, but you’ll come back for more.

  • Author: Audrey
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 35
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Cuisine: American



2 cups sweet rice flour (Mochiko)

1/4 cup granulated sugar

Zest of 1 lemon

1/2 cup milk

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoon buttermilk

1 teaspoon lemon extract


2 cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

a pinch of lemon zest


  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees. Prepare donut pans by greasing the wells with butter or shortening.
  2. Mix the sugar and lemon extract in a large mixing bowl until you form a paste . Whisk in the sweet rice flour and baking powder.
  3. In a smaller bowl, whisk the eggs and add in the buttermilk, milk, and lemon zest. Pour into the large mixing bowl and mix until combined.
  4. Fill halfway in each well of the donut pan.
  5. Bake 8 – 10 minutes. Cool in the pan for about 3 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool before adding glaze.



  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until slightly thick but runny. Adjust ingredients for consistency.
  2. Dip the donuts horizontally in the bowl of icing until halfway submerged. Let sit on the wire rack until glaze is set.
  3. Eat immediately.




Keywords: snack donuts breakfast food pastry bakery treat cake lemon glaze dessert mochi baked