Lemon Drop Mini Cakes Recipe

Lemon Drop Mini Cakes Recipe

How To Make Lemon Drop Mini Cakes

These adorable mini cakes are filled with all the lemon flavors you could ever want. They even have a fresh lemon glaze that amps up all the zesty tones.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Total: 27 minutes



  • 1cupflour
  • 1cupsugar
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ½cupbutter
  • ½cupwater
  • ¼cupsour cream
  • 1whole egg
  • 1tbspfresh lemon zest
  • 1tbspfresh lemon juice

For Lemon Glaze:

  • cupspowdered sugar
  • 1tspfresh lemon zest
  • 1tbspbutter,melted
  • 2tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 2tbspmilk



    1. Spray mini muffin pans with non-stick spray; set aside. 

    2. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a mixing bowl; set aside.

    3. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add water and bring to a boil. 

    4. Pour hot mixture over dry ingredients and beat with a hand beater till barely blended. Beat in the sour cream, egg, zest, and lemon juice till smooth.

    5. Scoop batter into muffin pans. Bake at 325 degrees F for about 12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then turn onto cooling racks. Cool completely before glazing.

    6. Dip lemon drops top side down into the glaze. Let excess glass drip off into the bowl, then invert lemon drops bottom side down onto cooling racks. (Place waxed paper underneath the cooling racks for easier clean up.) Let sit till glaze hardens. 


    1. Whisk all glaze ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Heat for about 10 seconds in the microwave till glaze is very thin.


    • Calories: 63.53kcal
    • Fat: 2.53g
    • Saturated Fat: 1.55g
    • Trans Fat: 0.09g
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.66g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.12g
    • Carbohydrates: 10.06g
    • Fiber: 0.09g
    • Sugar: 7.94g
    • Protein: 0.45g
    • Cholesterol: 9.74mg
    • Sodium: 40.02mg
    • Calcium: 4.00mg
    • Potassium: 8.59mg
    • Iron: 0.06mg
    • Vitamin A: 22.03µg
    • Vitamin C: 0.59mg
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