I have been using lemons like crazy this year! I love the fresh addition of that citrus zing. As a part of starting my mornings off right, I try to always have a glass of lemon water first thing in the morning. While not quite that healthy, these mini Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cakes are super moist, and have a nice balance of sweet and zingy citrus.
I got these mini bundt pans as a gift from my in-laws, but you can pick them up at any Sur la Table or Williams Sonoma. They are even more adorable than a traditional bundt and their mini size means that making a cake takes about 20 minutes rather than 50 minutes!
The trick to having good mini bundts is to not over cook them. Look at the light, spongy consistency these have. Be sure to pull them out of the oven while they are still that golden color. If they start to brown then you will have dry cakes! I am personally familiar with the phenomenon that seems to happen….one minute they are underdone, the next they are over done! Never fear, I have included a tried and true glaze. No one will have any idea, just add a little extra glaze if you need to. The best way to add extra glaze when your cakes are a little dry, is to add a coating of glaze when the cakes are still steaming hot. That allows it to soak into every pocket of each cake! Once the cakes have cooled, add an extra layer of glaze as an icing. This time it should sit on top a little bit better. Voila, you have moist, yummy cakes again!
I brought these little cakes to my friend’s baby shower. While not a finger food due to the yummy, but sticky glaze on top, their petite size make them a great mini dessert!
Christmas is almost here! I do all of my shopping really early, then avoid the stores like the plague because they are just so crowded right now. That being said, how much fun is it to browse all of the clever little decorations & gifts at Target? I definitely need a clever pillow with a deer […]
I am on the hunt for the perfect yellow cake and chocolate frosting combination. It’s my favorite kind of cake/icing combo. I love it so much that I’ll even be okay with the boxed kind, but really made from scratch, yellow butter cake topped with decadent, creamy chocolate is the best combo. For my birthday […]
Funfetti Cake conjures up memories of family birthday dinners in high school. I love a good funfetti cake. The fluffy white cake with pops of bright sprinkle colors. It definitely has a little bit of nostalgia factor it! That being said, there are so many amazing funfetti recipes out there now. Check out these other […]
Last Thanksgiving I had a good friend tell me that he was planning a Southern Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings. He wanted to know my recommendations for a good Southern dessert. I couldn’t believe that I didn’t have a single blog post to refer him to. Shocking! I quickly listed out some of my recommendations […]
Sweet Deviled Strawberries with a slight crunch from graham cracker crumbs and served with dark chocolate bites make one of my favorite Valentine’s Day desserts without being too sweet. Deviled eggs are a Southern specialty. You can’t go to a party without seeing at least one dish of them. Deviled Strawberries as a desert is a fun […]
Every year during December my mom and I would dedicate a whole Saturday to making Christmas goodies. We would make cookies and candy, then assemble them into little gift packages for friends. Every year we would make Chocolate Chip Meringues, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter drop cookies, and this Apricot Bark. The chocolate chip meringues […]
It’s the jolliest time of year! How many of you are deep into the season of Christmas parties? Maybe one per week? More? I have two recipes that I love to bring to Christmas parties with me. One is if I planned ahead, spent the time making something wonderful, and wanted a wow factor. The […]
Last winter Southern Living online shared the most adorable party idea…A “Naughty or Nice” party! How adorable is that? Serve plenty of decadent chocolate “lumps of coal” and white fluffy “For Goodness Sake” cupcakes. These delicious sugar and spice cupcakes are perfect for the good treats. Now all you are the lumps of coal! This […]
Spiced Peach Cobbler This Spiced Peach Cobbler is one of my favorite dishes to serve it with Dinner in a Pumpkin. The peaches give the dessert a nice fall orange color while the cobbler portion adds a sweet spice crunch. The best part of this dish is that it is really easy to throw together. Dump […]