Monday, May 11, 2009


Although we've been experiencing the most beautiful weather this last week, I have been stuck inside with a sick little munchkin, as well as feeling a little sick myself. So when I found out I had to take a dessert to our neighborhood HOA meeting tonight, I decide to make these beautiful little cupcakes. They are quick, easy, and like a little burst of sunshine in your mouth.

I know I just recently posted another cupcake recipe, but I just love cupcakes especially mini-cupcakes. They're the perfect size so you can have just one and still feel good about it. They're also great for those of you out there that don't think you can bake. All you need is a box cake mix and little imagination.

(Mindi Original)

1 box pound cake mix
1 t. lemon extract
¼ C. lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
½ C. powdered sugar
4-5 T. lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
Lemon frosting (recipe below)
12 small strawberries

1. Mix cake as directed on the box.
2. Add 1 t. lemon extract and Substitute ¼ C. of the liquid with lemon juice (some call for milk and some call for water).
3. Spray mini-cupcake pan with Pam nonstick spray. (do not use paper liners)
4. Divide batter into cupcake pan (1 box should make 24 mini-cupcake). Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

5. When the cupcakes finish baking. Allow to cook for 10 minutes then remove them from the pan. Allow to cool for an additional 10 minutes.
6. When cool, place them back into the cupcake pan and use a fork to poke several holes in the top of each cupcake.
7. Mix ½ C. powdered sugar with 4-5 T. lemon juice. (Consistency should be syrupy.)
8. Use a basting brush to spread syrup over each cupcake.
9. Frost with lemon frosting and garnish with strawberries.

(Mindi Original)

½ C. butter softened
1 T. lemon zest
½ t. vanilla
1 bag powdered sugar
½ C. fresh squeezed lemon juice

1. Mix butter, lemon zest and vanilla until well combined.
2. Add 2 C. of the powdered sugar and mix well.
3. Add ¼ C. of the lemon juice and mix well.
4. Continue to add powdered sugar and lemon juice alternating until desired frosting consistency.

1 comment:

{lindy baker cakes} said...

Yes please. These sounds delicious!!!!!! Wow!!!

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