Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Lemon Mini Bundt Cakes

It's been more than I care to admit since my mixer and I had a date night together.  I'm also taking a cue from my aunt and starting to use my china more often.  I have service for ten and I'd bet half of my pieces still have a sticker on the back of them! 

I recently picked up two new Nordic Ware baking pans and I've had the urge to get the mini bundt pan filled with yummy goodness.  Nordic Ware is one of my absolute favorite bakeware manufactures and except for things noted, "Nordic Ware International," the rest of the items are made in the USA. I'm saving that baker's half sheet for pumpkin roll season.  Yes, there is a pumpkin roll season in my house :) 

There was a recipe for lemon cakes on the back of the mini bundt cakes packaging.  Will update post later with the recipe!  I took for granted that I'd be able to find it online, but it doesn't appear to be online.  I have it mostly memorized, but I'd hate to mess up how much baking soda goes in the recipe and throw off the consistency! 


Lemon Anniversary Cakelets
Ingredients: Yield 6 mini bundt cakes (or cakelets) 
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (I used vanilla because it's what I eat for breakfast every morning)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk 
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar (recipe did not explicitly say granulated sugar, but that's what I used)
  • 2 Tbsp corn syrup

Just me and my mixer.  True harmony in the kitchen. 

  1. With your mixer combine the butter and sugar on medium speed for 2 minutes. 
  2. Add in vanilla, eggs, lemon juice, and lemon zest. 
  3. Add in remaning ingredients and blend on low speed for 1 minute.  Then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until well blended.
  4. Divide batter evenly in pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. 
  5. Cool 10 minutes in pan.
  6. Invert pan onto cool rack and cool for 15 minutes.
  7. Prepare glaze while cakes are cooling.  In a small saucepan combine all of the glaze ingredients.  Stir constantly until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. 
  8. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  9. Brush glaze over cakes.
  10. Eat! 

I could zest lemon and lime all day and be the happiest person in the world.  Fresh lemon is one of my absolute favorite scents.  Whoever decided to put lemon in most household cleaners was a genius. 

Naked mini bundt cakes!

I'll be honest, I grabbed the cake that had frosting overflowing from it's middle section.  Who didn't see that one coming! 

Any other bundt cake recipes you'd like to share my way?


  1. Oh my word! These are just soooo adorable and sound absolutely delicious! I love lemon and anything miniature so this recipe is definitely a win win for me ;) Love your photography by the way. Thanks so much for sharing!


    1. Thanks for stopping by! These were super easy to make and tasty - win/win.

  2. oh boy - these look amazing... can you send some my way? Pretty please? ;)

    Pearls & Paws

    1. Next time you're in Baltimore just stop on by for some treats!

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks. They were really good too!

  4. These not only look beautiful but sound really tasty!
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

    1. Thanks Lexi! They were tasty and I can't wait to make them again. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. ok these look so cute and delicious, I need to make them!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

    1. Thanks Kate! They were really good and I highly recommend them.

  6. These look so cute and delish! Love the mini bundt pans!

    1. Thanks Elle! I can see myself using this pan over and over again.

  7. Omigosh, these look delicious. I feel like mini ones help with portion control a bit... though I'd probably end up eating multiples of them!

    xo, alison*elle

    1. Thanks Alison! They're not as tiny as you'd think.

  8. These look so delicious! I am saving this recipe and plan to buy the ingredients soon!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

    1. Thanks Jessica. Get ready for some lemon tastiness!

  9. How would this recipe change if I used a regular bundt cake pan?