Monday, February 4, 2013

Lemon Blossoms

 I've never considered myself much of a girly girl.  My hair and makeup rarely takes longer than twenty minutes, I say 'dude' way more than I should, and I consider having to wear skirts and high heels some kind of medieval torture.

But, that doesn't mean that I don't like to be pampered, and if I have the funds, you best believe that I'd be getting myself massaged, facialed, and manicured on a regular basis.  So, when I found out that the youth in our church wanted to throw a spa party, I was on. board.

To my absolute delight, I was assigned to bring spa treats.  Where do I even begin?  I wanted something sweet, and dainty, and bite sized.  The perfect treat for primping.  Lemon blossoms?  No brainer.
 How can you not love a bite sized morsel of sunshine?  These take no time at all to make, are cute as heck, and taste so sweet and bright that you might actually see cartoon birds tweeting at your window.  Make them and enjoy dude!

Lemon Blossoms
By Paula Deen


1 (18.25 oz. box) yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 oz.) instant lemon flavored pudding mix
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. 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 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.


Kim said...

Ha ha ha...I'm the same way. I have no time for all that girly girl stuff. I swear all my girlfriends literally take over an hour to get ready and I can do it in about 20 minutes. I always wonder what in the heck takes them so long! However, I do love a good pedicure and all that. I bet the spa party was a blast.

I love those lemon blossoms. I've always wanted to make them!

Debbie said...

Well....I love my makeup but I have that down to a science so it doesn't take long. If I wear a skirt or dress (which is not often) I go for comfort first....Nice and stretchy. Like a long sweater. These lemon blossoms look really good. Love to use cake mix recipes...that are usually always a success!!!

Arlene Delloro said...

Pinned this recipe. Looks delish.

Reeni said...

I'm a girly girl at heart but HATE spending the time it takes to primp and preen. These little lemon blossoms are very cute! Lemon sunshine!

Pam said...

It sounds like you and I are alike! I think I need a spa day - SOON.

The lemon blossoms are calling my name. I love, love, love lemon desserts.

Velva said...

I am like you too! Love to be pampered but can pull off hair and make-up in under twenty minutes too.

These lemon blossoms served up with a glass of bubbly would be delightful while enjoying the spa treatment.


Blond Duck said...

Just in time for our early spring!

Quay Po Cooks said...

I was looking for some lemon dessert to make. I found it! This looks delicious.

chow and chatter said...

these look so cute dude he he

Mary Bergfeld said...

Hey, Dude, these really look great :-). I'll bet everyone had a blast on spa day. This is a really clever fundraiser. I hope your week is off to a great start. Have a good day. Blessings...Mary

Joanne said...

I so want to lick that pool of lemon icing in the center. These look perfect for a spa day!

Val said...

I have always wanted to make this recipe. I think I could pop about 20 of those in one sitting.

Bety said...

Look and sounds delicious!

Chris said...

Dude....these look awesome :)