Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pound Cake Poppers

Ok, here's those lime pound cake poppers you've been hearing about.

Oh, wait, no one's been talking about these...just me! I made these for a presentation I gave on Monday (to butter up the audience before presenting...haha...pound cake...butter...get it?) & I think they were well-received. They were even more loved than the other dessert I brought (which I personally liked better).

This recipe was modified from Chow...I didn't really want to make a loaf cake so I decided to put the batter in a mini muffin pan, and I really liked how they turned out! I decided not to add the glaze (actually, that's a lie, I made the glaze, put it on a few of them, and decided I liked them without the glaze better) because they tasted delicious right out of the oven.

The only problem with these is that they are so little, you can't stop eating them! Check out the original recipe for the lime glaze if you're interested...Tim really liked the glaze, I just thought it was unnecessary.

The major changes I made were to half the recipe & then quadruple the lime zest. Mmmmm...I love the taste of lime in baked goods! Reminds me of when I made Patricia's lime sugar cookies. :)

Lime Pound Cake Poppers
adapted from CHOW


scant 1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/3 tsp salt
1 stick (4 oz) butter, room temp
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs & 1 egg white, room temp
finely grated zest of 2 medium limes (abt 2 packed tbsps)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter & lightly flour a mini muffin pan; set aside.

In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder & salt.

In a separate mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar & beat until light & fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly in between.

Add flour in two phases, mixing in between each addition until just combined. With rubber spatula, fold in lime zest. Pour batter into mini muffin tin and put into oven.

Bake until muffins rise & sides are golden brown When inserted toothpick comes out clean, about 10-15 minutes, the muffins are ready.

Makes about 30 mini muffins.


Gretchen Noelle said...

Oooh! These look lovely! I love lime and these would be easily popped into my mouth! Yum!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Yum!!!!!! :)

I'm such a sucker for citrus flavors, I wish I could grab a couple of these beauties now!

Gigi said...

These sound fantastic! Mini pound cakes ...oh yeah!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Mmm those look really yummy! I love lime flavored baked goods!

VeggieGirl said...

I was just planning to bake a pound cake this morning... how funny that you just posted about these scrumptious-looking pound cake poppers!! love it!! :0)

linda said...

They look so pretty and delicious! Mini is always better imo. I'm bookmarking this recipe because I love the way they puffed up, so beautifully round.

Cakespy said...

These poppers sound dangerous--almost *too* easy to eat! Note I say ALMOST.

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

oh those look tasty. I really love cirtus orange or zesty lemon ANYTHING! Thanks

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm yummy they're so cute! I wish I could pop one in my mouth right now.