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Zesty Lemon Mini Pound Cakes

Zesty Lemon Mini Pound Cakes

Your guests will love the refreshing lemony taste of these wonderful Zesty Lemon Mini Pound Cakes!

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  • 1 cup (6 ounces)* NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons (about 3 medium lemons) grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 6-cake mini Bundt pans.
  2. Melt morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Cool slightly.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon peel and melted morsels. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour into prepared pans.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cakes comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire racks for 10 minutes. Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in small bowl. Make holes in cakes with wooden pick; pour half of lemon glaze over cakes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Invert onto serving platter. Make holes in top of cakes; pour remaining glaze over cakes.
  5. Cool completely before serving.

Yield: 12 mini cakes | Prep Time: 20 min

* May use 6 ounces of NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Premier White Baking Bars, broken into pieces, instead of the morsels.

Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe Servings Per Recipe: 12 Calories: 500 Calories from Fat: 190 Total Fat: 21g (33% of DV) Saturated Fat: 14g (69% of DV) Cholesterol: 95mg (32% of DV) Sodium: 300mg (13% of DV) Carbohydrates: 71g (24% of DV) Dietary Fiber: .5g (4% of DV) Sugars: 49g Protein: 6g

Vitamin A: 10% of DV Vitamin C: 8% of DV Calcium: 10% of DV Iron: 8% of DV

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Nestle and