Citrus Mini Cakes Recipe
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Citrus Mini Cakes Recipe

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These moist, bite-size muffins from Linda Terrell of Palatka, Florida are melt-in-your-mouth good. "With their appealing look, they really dress up a party table," she notes. The recipe makes a big batch, so there's plenty to please a crowd.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Toasted chopped almonds

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 131 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, eggs and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Fill well-greased miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and juices until smooth. Cool cakes for 2 minutes; remove from pans. Immediately dip cakes into glaze, coating well. Place top down on wire racks; sprinkle with almonds. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Citrus Mini Cakes in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p48

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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lidjzl0 User ID: 3723782 24076
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"These are very good and simple to make. Tastes like donuts if you let them sit for a day. I made them for a wedding and they went so fast. I make them every year for Christmas. I do not sprinkle them with almonds."

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2010

"these are so good, and easy. no one can eat just one.. have made them many times."

jennydlvt User ID: 4061999 62687
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"I absolutely loved these mini cakes! They were like mini glazed donuts. I am already thinking of varieties other than citrus. These are remarkably a favorite!"

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