I have a tendency to send baked goods with the hubbs to work and some were requested today so Caden and I made these Lemon brownies to take. They turned out different than I thought, but the glaze really made the brownie(except as my oldest pointed out, "They aren't brown, Mom."). I like that I can appreciate something other than chocolate :) and everyone loved them, so they are worth a try!
Along with the "dessert appreciation that isn't chocolate" theme, I wanted to share these recipes with you...
The first is what I created really quick before our church small group one night. We were hosting small group and my son wanted jello for dessert (he likes it in individual cups) so we made it. A couple hours before small group I realized that Jello may not be as welcomed by the adults as they would all our pre-schoolers. After looking in our cupboard I came up with an EASY recipe for Mini Coconut cupcakes with lime glaze....
--Makes 48 mini cupcakes--
1 box yellow cake mix (made according to package)
1 1/2 Tbs. Coconut Extract
1) Mix yellow cake mix according to package (I always substitute part of the oil for applesauce) and mix in the Coconut extract
2) Grease mini muffin tin and fill with cake batter
3) Bake 12-14 minutes
4) Let cool 3 minutes then add the lime glaze (below)
2 Tb Key Lime Juice
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
(This is my favorite Key Lime Juice to use)
The verdict? These were gone...quickly. Also, in my opinion, they must be mini cupcakes to get the lime glaze/coconut cake ratio just right :) I think they are a perfect summer treat that isn't too "heavy" on the hot days.
Easy, right? Normally I would try to make the cake from scratch, but this ended up being just right and quick to boot!