Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Bites

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My Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Bites are just perfect for Spring and Summer! These lemon cake bites are great for sharing, and they travel well!

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Every year when Spring comes around I start thinking lemon. Of course lemon is a great flavor any time of year, but there’s something about Spring that makes lemon taste even more wonderful!

These little cake bites are along the line of a lemon blossom, but just a little different. Don’t worry, the lemon flavor in these cake bites is absolutely wonderful! That burst of delicious lemon flavor is present in every single bite.

These Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Bites travel very well. So if you want to bring them on a picnic go ahead. If you need a little something for an office party, these are the ticket! Church function? Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Bites are just about perfect!

The nice thing about lemon poppy seed is it’s one of those flavors that people of all ages can and will enjoy! :)

Please, make these Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Bites soon, very soon, they’re prefect for any occasion!

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Once the glaze dries these are NOT sticky at all! They’re easy to pick up and move around anywhere you want to.

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Today I decided to flip them out of the mini muffin pan and use the bottom as the top. Why? Just kind of felt like it. You can use them however you want to!

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There is wax paper down there to catch the extra glaze that drips down. It makes clean up so much easier.

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Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Bites

Ingredients:  2015-04-16-5248

1 regular size lemon cake mix

3-1/2 oz. package instant lemon pudding mix

4 large eggs

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup water

1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds

2- 1/2 cups powdered sugar

4-5 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

Lemon juice

Rainbow sprinkles, or any bright sprinkle

Directions:  

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two – 24 cup mini muffin pans well with cooking spray. Using a stand mixer, or handheld mixer blend cake mix, lemon pudding mix, eggs, oil, water and poppy seeds. Mix well, for at least 2 minutes.

2. Fill each mini muffin cup 2/3 full, filling all 48 muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes. Empty onto wire rack so that the top is now the bottom, or keep them right side up.

3. For the glaze, place powdered sugar into a large bowl. Drizzle lemon juice stirring until smooth and desired consistency. If you would like a thinner glaze you can add water; do so by adding 1/2 tablespoon of water at a time. Or more lemon juice can be used.

With your fingers or tongs, dip the top of the cake bites (which were the bottom in the pan) covering the entire surface. Place on wire racks lined with wax paper to catch any drips. Immediately add sprinkles to top (the bottom in the pan), if using. Let the cake bites stand until glaze is set completely.

Makes 48 cake bites.

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Chocolate Cherry Chip Banana Bread Bites

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These Chocolate Cherry Chip Banana Bread Bites are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even a great snack! Such a fun little twist on classic banana bread.

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Most of the people I know either LIKE, or LOVE banana bread!

Why do I love banana bread so much? Really I’m not sure, but it’s probably because it can be as fancy and different, or as comforting and basic as you want it to be.

So, when I was at Target last, I saw something new in the baking aisle – DelightFulls by Nestle Toll House. Hmm!

From what I can tell there seems to be four different varieties. For my banana bread bites I chose the Milk Chocolate Morsels with Cherry Filling. Normally anything with a cherry filling is a little iffy in my book. Just being honest. :)

But I must say I was pleasantly surprised, these morsels have a wonderful flavor!

Break out the morsels and make these for yourself my friends!

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A nice plate full of Chocolate Cherry Chip Banana Bread Bites ready to go. Now all you need is a tall glass of milk, or a cup of your favorite coffee or tea! Delish!

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Here they are cooling? My son called them little devils because of the larger pokey chips? So silly, but so sweet. :)

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A light dusting of powdered sugar is the perfect way to top off these little bites of yum!

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Chocolate Cherry Chip Banana Bread Bites

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1 1/4 cups sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (approximately 3 medium)

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

9 oz. bag Nestle Toll House DelightFulls – Milk Chocolate Morsels with Cherry Filling

Powdered sugar, for dusting if desired

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray the cups of two 24 mini muffin cup tins with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, mix sugar and butter. Add eggs, bananas, buttermilk and vanilla; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.

3. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and DelightFulls just until moistened. Spoon batter evenly among mini muffin cups.

4. Bake approximately 15-17 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on cooling racks 2-3 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling racks; cool 5 minutes before serving.

* Adapted from Gold Medal Flour Banana Bread

 

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Treat your family and friends to my Diamond Brownie Bites with Cream Cheese Frosting at your next get together!

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There are a lot of people out there who absolutely adore brownies. So brownie lovers everywhere, this one’s for you! 

I am so excited to share my Diamond Brownie Bites with Cream Cheese Frosting with you all today!

Today we are talking about your favorite brownie made with just the right amount of chopped KitKat pieces, cut into a lovely diamond shape, topped with homemade cream cheese frosting, and finished off with a lovely little chunk (or more if you want) of KitKat to pull the whole thing together.

Are you with me? I sure hope so, because these are going to be some scrumptious brownies! :)

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So often simple is the best. That’s especially true with my Chocolate Mousse Bites. They are a great treat for a nice meal with family & friends.

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I have always loved chocolate mousse. A mousse done just a bit on the lighter side make me very happy. 

The great thing about my Chocolate Mousse Bites is you can make them as fancy as you want to, or not all.

These bites are great for when you’re having company for dinner and you want something a just little out of the ordinary, and of course they’re so cute!  

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Just the right amount of chocolate and caramel makes these brownie bites explode with flavor. Follow my recipe and they’re not too heavy, they’re not too lite, but just right!  

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In my house of fellas, they love the brownies! I play around with lots of different brownie recipes, both from scratch and a box. See at my house, the guys don’t care about homemade brownies at all! They first time they told me that I was shocked.

Now more often than not, I make my brownies from a box and simply adapt the flavors to be what I want that day. Today I wanted a chocolate caramel flavor that wasn’t too heavy, but still had lots of flavor. This is what I came up.

If you like caramel and chocolate together, and who doesn’t? These brownies should make you very happy!

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