FOLEY'S FOLLIES

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes

A lazy Sunday afternoon had me checking out the Williams Sonoma site to see all the new goodies. Headed to the Recipe section and found this for Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes.



Since I had all the ingredients and the mini bundt pan I thought I may as well do something constructive. It also gave me the chance to try out one of my citrus oils.




They whipped up fast and had only a 20 minute baking time! Cooled 10 minutes on the cooling rack and they slid right out of the pan.




As I was cooking up the glaze I thought it was lacking something..SO, I added some of the oil to the glaze also! Good decision!! Audrey was helping by putting a cap full of the oil in the glaze..some of it spilled down the side of the saucepan and caught on fire for a few seconds... Now I know how Carol feels most of the time when she cooks!!! The glaze was brushed on the cakes, dusted with a little of white sanding sugar and were ready to go…or were they?




Seemed like they still needed a little pizzazz ..so I opened a jar of strawberry ice cream topping! TA DA… that made it perfect! The mini bundt cakes looked great on the little appie plates my sweet friend Marsha, from Marsha’s Kitchen and Garden gave me. I was lucky to meet Marsha IRL this summer and will be getting together with her and her daughter, Jayme, this next weekend!



Just the right size desssert to have without getting the feeling you shouldn't have had that last bite! See, a totally guilt-free dessert...nothing better than that!

17 comments:

susan said...

Between this and yesterday's post you are going to have me cooking (and eating) for days!

Barbara said...

Just found your blog and I'm so glad I did!
Love individual desserts like this one. Pretty plates,too.

Cynthia said...

I love lemon cakes of any variety ... and your mini ones are making my mouth water ... plus it's instant portion control. (That is unless you eat them by the handful.) The W-S glaze recipe sounds delicious, easy to make, and a nice substitution for a basic powdered sugar glaze.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What adorable little cakes! I love the mold you used and the recipe sounds delish! You know I love lemon!

You and Marsha are going to have a blast together!

Dishesdone said...

Great looking cakes, Barb! I have those oils and it says they last indefinitely and I had no idea what to use them for, but I see Lemon Bundts in my future! They look so good. I want one. I really want TWO :)

Pretty plates, can't wait to hear all about your shopping spree next weekend!

Mary said...

What a lovely job you did on improving the basic recipe for the cakes. Yours look very, very appealing.

Kathleen said...

You used your time wisely, my dear!
They look delicious, and I am sure your improvements sent them over the top!

Debbie said...

Barb, if you have any left, would you please send one to me? They look delicious! I love the plates that Marsha picked out for you. She is a very thoughtful friend. Enjoy your upcoming weekend with Marsha and Jayme. I can't wait to hear what you bought!

Karine said...

They look ssssooo cute and delicious! :)

Marsha said...

What adorable little bundt cakes & since I know the size of the herb plates they must be teeny tiny bite size :) They look so good I might just have to make them and the lemon hater in my family will probably change his tune as well!

Did you get that pan at one of booths we will be attending. I saw that brand name on the list :)

Nancy Jane said...

These are just lovely. I keep talking myself out of buying the mini bundts, and now I think I really need them! Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, this looks so good! I love anything lemon flavored. You have made me so hungry! I may have to try my hand at some of these too, but I don't have one of those mini-muffin pans. Guess I'll have to go shopping for that first! You really are a bad influence on me! laurie

Joyce said...

A little mini fire would be enough to make me panic but glad to hear it was under control. Now the little cakes look so cute on the plates. Since I am a lemonholic I need to make these. I think it is the same WS recipe I have for my daisy pan? I just love all the WS recipes and decorative pans and your plates are a nice gift.
Joyce

Suzy said...

What cute little cakes :-) How are those oils?

Josée alias amelanche 1 said...

Hello, I love this dessert, it looks so good.
I just discovered your blog and I am very happy that good things.

Have a nice day.
Josée

Lori E said...

Oh the food that is going to show up in blogland this month. I can hardly wait.
Thanks for your kind words. Although a lot come through surprisingly few leave comments.