Strawberry Lemon Blossoms

My cake mix and Jello addictions are well documented.   I just can't resist a new fun flavor.   As a result, my pantry runneth over and I've been trying to clear them out.   I normally don't bake much when it's hot, but today I decided to crank the AC and churn out some goodies. 

I saved this recipe when I realized that I'd accumulated 4 strawberry cake mixes. The only change I made was to only dunk the tops, not the entire thing.   My son was eyeing them before the glaze was even set.    It makes a boatload, I got over 5 dozen using a Pampered Chef mini muffin pan and a 1 teaspoon cooke scoop.    I'm going to try freezing half the batch and see how they defrost, if they last that long.

Thank you to Jaren and Julie for sharing the recipe! 


                     
* Exported from MasterCook *

                        Strawberry Lemon Blossoms


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  1                box  strawberry cake mix (used 18.25 Duncan Hines)
  1             3.5 oz  instant lemon pudding mix
  4              large  eggs
     3/4           cup  vegetable oil
                        Glaze:
  4               cups  powdered sugar
     1/3           cup  fresh lemon juice
                        zest of 1 lemon
  3               tbsp  vegetable oil
  3               tbsp  water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini muffin tins with nonstick spray.  Set a cooling rack over a half sheet pan (line the pan with foil or parchment for easier clean up). 

Beat together cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, and oil with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes.   Use 1 teaspoon cookie scoop to fill the muffin tins.    Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Make the glaze- whisk together sifted powdered sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, vegetable oil and water.

Let the blossoms cool slightly, 1 to 2 minutes,. then turn out of muffin tin onto a tea towel.   Dunk each one into glaze and place on baking rack to set.   


Source:
  "http://www.julieseatsandtreats.com/2015/03/strawberry-lemon-blossoms/"  Guest post by Jaren, Diary of a Recipe Collector.

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