Lemons. I love ’em. But, my boys…not so much. I love the citrusy-sour taste. I mean, I go bonkers over a chilled Arnold Palmer, and I have to say I love Beyonce’s latest album, Lemonade.
I’ve also been hearing about the health benefits lately that lemons provide. A mom friend carefully explained the digestive benefits of lemon water, and how we should be downing a glass instead of coffee first thing in the morning (um, blasphemy). This little yellow fruit has all kinds of goodness in its innards – immunity and health boosters like calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene.
NEXT, MAKE THIS MOIST LEMON BREAD
Nothing too fancy, just a down-home moist lemon bread. The glaze is the star of the show that adds that extra pucker on this simple bread, but I will say that the buttermilk never fails when adding moisture and that special something to cakes and quickbreads.
I love these pans from Williams-Sonoma. They are perfect for making a lot of individual treats at once. You can easily use these for teacher gifts, friend gifts, or easy desserts.
PUCKER UP, HERE COMES A DELICIOUS GLAZE
I to use glazes. They’re simple to put together and add so much ‘oomph’ to a bread or a cookie. Fresh lemon juice is key as the flavor explodes with every bite of cake and its sweet and sour topping!
Pour glaze over bread and garnish with sugared lemon slices.
Being the Sweet Nerd that I am, I know that lemons are also fantastic when paired with sugar and buttermilk. I know that you can slice, zest and squeeze lemons into sweet little lemon cakelets. And when you top them off with glaze and garnish with syrupy slices of lemon, almost no one can refuse these little sweet treats. With the warm weather fading and holidays in our near future, I wanted to share with you my final non-holiday recipe until the new year. Enjoy the sweet little lemon cakelets!
Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography
These are absolutely stunning! I wish I could jump through the screen and take a bite.. Thanks for the recipe, I have to try these.
Shucks, thanks Kendall. I love lemon too.
I love the idea of a cakelet, so mini and cute, and I also love lemons. I also love limes. I need a key lime pie-let recipe! Will you please put that on your list of upcoming recipes?
Mini cakelets are all the rage! Key lime for sure.
I can’t tell whether it’s the glaze or the lemons that are making me hungrier here. Both look stunning in presentation; I can’t wait to try this one out!
Thanks Ryan. I love the yellow and lemon combo too.
I always forget about lemony desserts and this one sounds so moist and delicious. Can’t wait to try!
Oh man, probably a good thing you do. Once you make it, you might eat it in one swoop!
LOVE lemon and these cute little cakes are beyond perfect, Cindy! Those lemon slices on top are so pretty too! Can’t wait to try this one and I know hubby will love this one too 🙂
Thanks Dawn. You are too sweet. I hope my hubby likes it!
The cakes, alone, are such a treat – but that glaze takes them over the top!! These are the bomb, my friend!! Pinned!
I know… that glaze is to die for. Honestly, swapping in grapefruit, tangerine, kumquat would be equally delish!
OMG these are so gorgeous xoxo
and good for a quick breakfast
Thanks Azinro! I’m glad you enjoy these beauties.
I love the idea of this lemon cakelets, looks so yummy!……. I will cook this cakelets, this lemon recipe is very interesting.