Lemon Blossoms

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Lemon Blossoms Lemon Blossoms Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 5 dozen
Prep Time: 1 hour 12 min
Cook Time: 12 min
Difficulty: Easy

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4   large eggs
3 1/2 ounce package instant lemon pudding mix
18 1/2 ounce package yellow cake mix
3/4 cup vegetable oil

4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
grated zest of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons water





Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Spray miniature muffin tins with vegetable oil cooking spray.  Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs and oil and blend well with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes.  Pour a small amount of batter, filling each muffin tin half way. Bake for 12 minutes. Turn out onto a tea towel.

To make the glaze, sift the sugar into a mixing bowl.  Add the lemon juice, zest, oil, and 3 tablespoons water.  Mix with a spoon until smooth.

With fingers, dip the cupcakes into the glaze while they’re still warm, covering as much of the cake as possible, or spoon the glaze over the warm cupcakes, turning them to completely coat.  Place on wire racks with waxed paper underneath to catch any drips.  Let the glaze set thoroughly, about one hour, before storing in containers with tight-fitting lids.

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Reader Comments:


These lil babies were the star of the Christmas dessert table...so easy to make & very yummy!

By Terrie on December 29, 2013


I've made this recipe for years with excellent results using the 18.5 ounce size package of yellow cake mix. Unfortunately, I can only find the 15.25 ounce sizes of cake mix and 2.9 ounce sizes of pudding mix. I can not seem to get the consistency I was able to get before. Has anyone been able to rework this recipe with the new sizes of mixes so it maintains the same consistency as the original recipe?

By Kathy on November 07, 2013


I found that if you spray tins generously with Pam baking spray , not regular Pam, they will fall out of tins

By Anonymous on October 07, 2013


Best "surprise" treat ever. People never expect how incredible they are until they take a bite. I make them gluten free for my wife by substituting Pamela's Vanilla cake mix, and they turn out awesome. Clean and respray muffin tins after each batch. Thanks and love ya Paula.

By Eric DeLuca on September 06, 2013


Paula, I made the lemon blossoms for my family to see if they were good enough to take to a party. My family told me they were the best things I ever made. I have since made them again. They freeze beautifully. Thank you for a great recipe. Ginny Oxfurth

By Ginny Oxfurth on August 24, 2013


I just love , love , loveeeeeeeeee this recipe and so does all of my friends . I think that I need to make time for my family to try these !!!!!!!! Pennie Wilkins

By pennie wilkins on July 17, 2013


Love lemons so tried this recipe. Just wondering if something was left out of the batter portion. Batter was more like a dough. Help - everything else was fantastic! A loyal foodie, Lisa

By Lisa Hoffman on March 30, 2013


Made these and they turned out great,everyone that tried them wanted the recipe.Can't wait to make them again have to wait for company otherwise I will eat them all,Their my new favorite recipe. Love them sooo easy.

By Pat L. on March 19, 2013


Bought Meyers lemons as seen in jan /Feb issue of cooking with Paul's Deen, now cannot find any recipes to use them in. Prefer a desert. Thankyou!

By Judy Pulscher on February 02, 2013


i made these yesterday for the 1st time...so easy...i was going to put poppy seeds in it but decided to stick with the recipe being that it was my 1st time baking them. I did use the Bakers Cooking spray with the flour in it and the blossoms just popped right out. The Glaze is AMAZING!!! Thank you Paula for sharing!!

By KIMBERLY HARRISON on December 24, 2012


@JEAN H....NEXT TIME USE BAKERS EASE COOKING SPRAY...IT HAS FLOUR IN THE SPRAY AND IS A MIRACLE WHEN BAKING ANY TYPE OF MUFFIN OR CAKE OR EVEN BISCUITS!!! I LOVE THIS STUFF!!! I am going to make these for Christmas this year and I am going to add some Poppy Seeds to it. Cannot wait to try it!! thanks for all y'all's comments!! They really helped me decide to make these. Paula Deen is my idol in the Kitchen along with my grandmother and my mommy!!

By KIMBERLY HARRISON on December 19, 2012


I don't know what I did wrong. I generously sprayed the mini muffin pans yet the cakes would not come out. I used Pam (original.) Any comments? The cake part was delicious.

By Jean H. on October 30, 2012


Amazing. Tasty. Easy. Eligant. (I love you, Paula Deen). Dont be intimedated by the thick batter, and do not over fill muffin cups and they are WONDERFUL ! If they did not turn out for you, you must not have follwed the recipe correctly.

By kabindweller on September 24, 2012


There is no water to add in the batter? Batter is very thick - cannot "pour". Thanks!

By cathy on September 21, 2012


My daughter's friend brought these as a housewarming/moving snack. Were they ever wonderful!!! She told us about the recipe but did not say she changed anything. Glad they make a lot as I could have eaten the entire amount she brought.....you know they are small!!! LOL

By Ruthie on September 14, 2012


I LOVE watching Paula Deen! I love trying all her recipes and she is such a joy to watch! smile

By Megan Keglovitz on September 13, 2012


BOY! is this good y'all and less than ten ingredients^_^ Boy! is this good y'all and less than ten ingredients^_^

By betty on September 06, 2012


I see on some of the comments that there is the same concern as i have - but others have been very successful..... i am making the Lemon Blossoms from Paula Deen's recipe and am concerned that there is no water in this thick mixture - i have it all assembled and am not sure if i should add water or not. i have to go ahead with this for a party tonight - i am nervous about this recipe. here goes anyone out there know if there is a mistake in this recipe???? thanks

By Kathy Nelson on July 19, 2012


i love the fact that they were very simple to make but taste as if they took me all day and now there one of my moms favorite for me to make...she orders them every chance she gets when its my turn to make dessert!!! the whole family love them...thank you PD

By Tanyia H. on June 21, 2012


We travel in our RV and host differant sites and parks We also do Gate Guard and Gate Attendant. Our last job was Gate Attendant for a logging area we had pot lucks for our company I did your lemmon Blossoms and everyone just had fits. The first time I made them I could not believe they would come out right with out more liquid but wow they are great. Thanks Paula

By Pegs5 on April 23, 2012

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