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Citrus Mini Cakes

These moist, bite-size muffins from Linda Terrell of Palatka, Florida are melt-in-your-mouth good. "With their appealing look, they really dress up a party table," she notes. The recipe makes a big batch, so there's plenty to please a crowd.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Toasted chopped almonds


  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, eggs and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • Fill well-greased miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 10-12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and juices until smooth. Cool cakes for 2 minutes; remove from pans. Immediately dip cakes into glaze, coating well. Place top down on wire racks; sprinkle with almonds.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 131 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • mkfrazier
    Feb 7, 2021

    Perfect for a quick sweet-tooth snack. As others noted, it is easy to customize the topping and even the cake itself.

  • Helen
    Mar 31, 2019

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  • lidjzl0
    Dec 11, 2018

    Added chopped maraschino cherries and some cherry juice to white cake mix. Made them for a baby shower. People really liked them. Also used cherry juice in the glaze.

  • kredhead
    Oct 21, 2018

    These tiny treats are simple to make. For a fall themed party I used spice cake mix

  • sharonraburn
    Feb 7, 2010

    these are so good, and easy. no one can eat just one.. have made them many times.

  • jennydlvt
    Jan 14, 2010

    I absolutely loved these mini cakes! They were like mini glazed donuts. I am already thinking of varieties other than citrus. These are remarkably a favorite!

  • Judy84
    Jun 21, 2008

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    May 8, 2007

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    Apr 30, 2007

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    Apr 28, 2007

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