Sunday, January 24, 2010

Recipe of the Week - Lemon Blossoms

Week 28

This is my absolute favorite Paula Deen recipe - Lemon Blossoms.  Mini cupcakes so lemon-y they will make your mouth pucker.  Make a double batch because they will disappear fast!

Lemon Blossoms

18 1/2-ounce package yellow cake mix
3 1/2-ounce package instant lemon pudding mix
4 large eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil   (at 7000 ft. I decrease the oil to 1/2 cup)


4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 lemon, zested
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray miniature cupcake tins with vegetable oil cooking spray. Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs and oil and blend well with an electric mixer until smooth - about 2 minutes. Bake for 12 minutes. Turn out onto a tea towel.

To make the glaze, sift the sugar into a mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice, zest, oil, and 3 tablespoons water. Mix until smooth.

Using your fingers, dip the cupcakes into the glaze while they're still warm, covering as much of the cake as possible, or spoon the glaze over the warm cupcakes, turning them to completely coat. Place on wire racks with waxed paper underneath to catch any drips. Let the glaze set thoroughly, about 1 hour, before storing in containers with tight-fitting lids.

1 comment:

Miss. Tarrah Dame said...

I just made these myself! LOVED THEM!