Sunday, May 31, 2009

I Made Lemon Blossoms Y'all!



For any of you who don't know......I'M A HUGE PAULA DEEN FAN! Well, I was talking with my friend Sara the other day, and she said that she had a Paula recipe that she wanted to try. Of course I had to try it as well. These Lemon Blossoms are AMAZINGLY delicious, and easy to make. I decided to make some to take to a family party today. It turns out...I'm not the only one who thought they were AMAZINGLY delicious! Everybody loved them.


Here is the recipe, so that each of you can make and try these wonderful delicacies.

PAULA DEEN'S LEMON BLOSSOMS

1 (18.25 oz. box) yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 oz.) instant lemon flavored pudding mix (I used the cook and serve because that's what I had on hand)
4 large eggs
3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest (about 1 lemon)
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray miniature muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray (I like to use the cooking spray that has flour in it. I've never had a cake or muffin stick yet). In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, and 3/4 cup oil. Beat for 2 minutes. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the batter (I use the small Pampered Chef scoop) into each muffin tin, and bake for 12 minutes. Turn the cakes onto a cloth towel.

In a medium bowl, sift confectioners' sugar. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, remaining 3 tablespoons oil, and water, stirring until smooth. Dip the cakes into the glaze while they are still warm, covering as much of the cake as possible. Place the cakes on a wire rack with wax paper underneath to catch the drips. Let the glaze set thoroughly before storing in an airtight container.

AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!

38 comments:

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I am going to try these...they look so good!! I love anything lemon, yummy! You are really amazing Lynette, I miss getting to have fun with you and being not to far away! Excited to see you soon! Going to be sending some invites out for an Icecream Social in the Park with all our friends on the 20th of June. Hopefully you guys can be there! :)

Hugs,
Victoria

Traci said...

Okay- I would LOVE to do a blog for you someday. I love cakes and that would be SOOOO fun to do!

Look at all these great recipes!!

Sue said...

WOOOOO...thats a sign. I just left a blog and they were posting about these exact cakes, I printed the recipe and then came here...and you have them too! LOL
I guess I'll have to make them. Maybe for the weekend. I've been over dosing on lemon Tart (the french style..YUMMO)

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Umm I saw her make them on Paulas Best Dishes. Those turned out so good. I love lemon and they are the perfect bite size treat.

Sara said...

I can't believe that you already made them. I haven't had time with all the chaos that has been going on the past few days. I am so glad that everyone enjoyed them. and I look forward to making them too.

doggybloggy said...

dang those look good - how do you not eat like five at a time?

5 Star Foodie said...

These lemon blossoms sound scrumptious! I would love to eat them warm right after dipping into glaze, yum!

shizuokagourmet said...

Dear Lynette!
Greetings!
You do have a whole army to feed!LOL
Now, these lemon buttons are a first to me!
My waistline is going to suffer again!
LOL
Robert-Gilles

Tien said...

Hi, Lynette,
Thanks for being my first follower. You really made my day!!! -Tien:)

Lynda said...

These look delicious! I love anything lemon, especially cake!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

~Sherry (Bear) and Stephen (Wolf) said...

Lynette, we really need a family party once a week (I love all your goodies)...these were sooooo yummy!

Pinkfoodie said...

These lemon blossoms look delightful. Paula Deen would be proud!

Vrinda said...

Wow ..yummy lemon blossoms..

Chow and Chatter said...

wow fantastic cakes great job will follow Rebecca

Butterfly said...

They look so good!!

Mommy Gourmet said...

Oh my gosh, these look and sound amazing... I am putting this on the list to make. Plus that daisy wedding cakee....lovely!

Pocky said...

Those look delicious!! I love Paula Deen too. She's the Aunt I always wanted. haha! I'll have to try out this recipe soon.

Kevin said...

Those look so good!

Jen @ MyKitchenAddiction.com said...

LOL - I love the title of this post. I could hear Paula in my head the second I read it.

These look delicious!

toni said...

thanks for the recipe. I WILL try it! where do you get spray that has flour in it. My mini muffin pan has given me nothing but grief when I try it. Maybe that's why...

Emmy said...

Those look good!
By the way I am sort of featuring your blog in my post tomorrow morning. :)

MrsLavendula said...

wow! those look lovely!

Diana H said...

You really are good with the lemon stuff. This lookes great.

Linda and Lane said...

They were really good, thanks for sharing them with us!

Erin said...

Oh my word - these look SO good. Yum!!

Frugal Femina said...

Those look SUPER. Thanks for adding me. I love your blog!

Kelly said...

know it's belated- but Thank you for visiting my blog and for the wonderful complements! I'm glad i stopped by your blog- can't wait to try this recipe! I need a break from the cake world ha ha

Keep up the great work :)

Austin&Sarah said...

Just got done making these, and eating way too many! They are delicious! I felt like 12 mins was just a tad too long. I think 10 or 11 mins would be perfect. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

How many does one recipe make? Dying to try this

Anonymous said...

I made these this morning, and though they are very good, mine more resemble mini muffins & did not sink in the middle. Do you think the 12 minute bake time was too long?

Anonymous said...

...sorry, forgot to respond to the count...I got about 46 out of my mini muffin like batch!

Anonymous said...

If you look at Paula Deen's actual recipe, hers don't sink in the middle either. The recipe on her site says it yields 5 dozen which is 60. Also, if yours come out looking more like muffins than flat, you may be putting too much batter in each one.

Kali Sicilia said...

I love making these and they are such a big hit!! Everyone i know always is asking them for them as their birthday presents or christmas presents and or potlucks. they are soo good and soo addicting. what is nice about these is that you can freeze them and they taste so fresh right from the freezer.They don't freeze really hard. it a defenite thing to try.. i don't use yellow cake mix though. i use lemon cake mix. yuuuummmmm

Kim Liz said...

I have made these several times now. They are quickly becoming a favorite! I have 2 suggestions: DEFINATELY use the non cook spray with FLOUR it, and cook closer to 10 min. I use 1 tbs and they do not sink in the middle. I get about 55

Karen B. said...

I decided to make these today & WOW are they a big hit!! Took about 20 down to my daughter's home. The kids ate all but three of them! My husband really loves them as well! I did bake them for 10 mins & made sure to use the cooking spray with the flour. They came out of the pan beautifully. I have a strong feeling these will a family recipe to make again & again! Thank You for the recipe!

Karen Delaurentis said...

I wonder if you could use melted butter in place of the oil, I think they would be richer tasting. What do you think?

Lacey Hastings said...

I don't have a mini muffin pan, could I use a regular one? If I can, how long do you think I would bake them for? Thank you! These look delish!

Marilee said...

I guess I am the only person who filled them too full and only cooked them for 10 min. They definitely come out of the pan better when they are fully done and haven't spread over the top of the pan. Beware.