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Monday, December 29, 2008

Lemon Blossoms/Flops

Happy Monday to all! Have you guys ever come across a recipe that is so easy that you feel like you cant mess it up? I have had this recipe for awhile and with all the down time around here after the holidays I thought I would try it. As you can see by the ingredients pic that it utilizes a cake mix and I just love recipes that do that. I guess I was trying to hurry I am not sure. I filled the little muffin pans too full. When they say only use a tablespoon of the batter in the muffin cups they really mean it. The first half of this batter came out of the muffin holes and left me with these mushroom looking mini-muffins. Sort of how my stomach looks over my jeans after this bountiful holiday. This really is an easy recipe and I must say that the taste (not the look) was very good and light.
Lemon Blossoms
1 box yellow cake mix
1 box instant lemon pudding
4 large eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
4 cups sifted powdered sugar
zest of one lemon
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp. water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini muffin tins with non stick spray. Combine cake mix, pudding, eggs and oil and blend until smooth (batter will be thick). Drop NO MORE than 1 tbsp. batter into each muffin tin. Bake about 12 minutes. Turn onto a tea towel.
While muffins are baking, mix glaze. Sift powdered sugar, then add lemon zest, oil, lemon juice and water. Mix until smooth.
Dip the warm muffins in the glaze and set on a wire rack (make sure there is waxed paper under the rack). It takes at least an hour for the glaze to harden. Store in an airtight container. Makes 60 muffins.

Heres your ingredients. Simple. Simple.

Mix up your batter. It will be a little thicker than when you make a cake. I used a cookie scoop to put it in the muffin tins. Just make sure your scoop is only a tablespoon size.

Okay, now this is where I got a little frustrated. No, alot frustrated. There is no picture of me having to pull them out of the tin with my fingers. Nice.

This is your ingredients picture for the glaze.. Again, very easy.

Here is your glaze. It is very thin, but perfect for dunking that little muffin in.

This is the ugly batch. They are not supposed to be the size of a cookie across the top.

This was a little closer to what they were supposed to look like. They did taste good. Eh, tomorrow is another day!


Mommy's Kitchen said...

Umm I love Lemon so those look so good. All that matters is how good they taste. But Joan they look fine to me.

Joan said...

Thanks so much Tina. The taste was very good. We kept the ugly ones and let company eat the good ones!

Live.Love.Eat said...

You're so funny with the muffin top comment. I am so feeling ya there. But these do sound great and they look cute too!

Thank you for coming by and for your sweet comment!

Lauren said...

They were very cute mom! And I would eat another ugly lemon flop in a heart beat!

Kristy said...

JJJJOOOAAANNNN I can't stop growing , and I swear every time I read your blog I gain more weight!!! Everything always looks so good!!!!

Love you