Saturday, April 25, 2009

Let's Get Started!!

I am so excited for this blog!  I can't wait to try out everyone's recipes.  I figured I would start off on the right foot with a dessert!  I made these at the easter egg hunt. Enjoy!

Lemon Blossoms
Paula Deen

1 box yellow cake mix
3 1/2 oz. package instant lemon pudding mix
4 large eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil

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

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees 

Spray the mini muffin 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.  Pour a small amount of batter, filling each muffin tin 1/3.  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 with a spoon until smooth.

With 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.

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