These remind me of a baked doughnut that is smothered in a tart lemon icing...little bites of heaven! If you like lemon desserts you will LOVE these delightful bites of lemony goodness!! Made with a cake mix makes them extra easy to whip up too!!
1 (18.25 oz. box) yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 oz.) instant lemon flavored pudding mix (I used vanilla pudding mix & it was pretty amazing)
4 large eggs
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest (about 1 lemon)
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray miniature muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, and 3/4 cup oil. Beat for 2 minutes. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the batter into each muffin tin, and bake for 12 minutes. Let rest about 5 minutes in pan before turning the cakes onto a cloth towel.
In a medium bowl, sift confectioners' sugar. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, and water, stirring until smooth. Dip the cakes into the glaze while they are still warm, covering as much of the cake as possible. Place the cakes on a wire rack with wax paper underneath to catch the drips. Let the glaze set thoroughly before storing in an airtight container.