I found this recipe and just happened to have an excuse to make a dessert. . . a new mom in need of a meal. It sounded so easy and just looked light and tasty.which they were! The cake, a combination of white cake mix and lemon pudding, didn't seem all that lemony, but was moist and delicious. The frosting is where the lemon hits your mouth. It was just the perfect amount of lemon combined with the cream cheese sweetness that a cream cheese frosting brings. Mmmm. . . we just couldn't get enough! They were a nice treat for the week. I also love cupcakes, because if you can refrain from eating more that one they are probably a perfect way to get portion control for your sweet tooth.
I didn't zest all of them. . . but to do the zest, I have the citrus Microplane that has a tool that makes little zest strings or ribbons. Quite handy. . . but a lot of work for just eating them at home. So, I only zested the 6 that went to other people.
I will probably (most definitely) make these again. . . they were just so light (as in not to sweet that you get a tummy ache after taking the first bite, not as in healthy for you) and so easy to make. hmmm.. . I think they would make a great treat for Easter gatherings. . . hmmm. . . there's an idea. . . . I'll have to get back to you on that idea.
Here's how to make it: