Pink Lemonade Mini-Tarts

These where a big hit so I wanted to post the recipe even though it is still a work in progress. My “inspiration” was forgetting some key ingredients for what I was going to make during my grocery store trip.

1 18.25 oz package Pillsbury Moist Supreme Pink Lemonade Flavored Cake Mix

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 cup water

2 large eggs

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

4-5 key limes (can substitute regular limes or 3/4 cup orange juice for a different flavor)

Frosting:

1 8oz container frozen whipped topping

2/3 cup sour cream

2/3 cup powdered sugar

Follow box directions for mixing up cake mix and coat your Deluxe Mini-Muffin Pan with cooking spray. Fill 1/2 full, it works very well to use the one of the Stainless Steel Scoops to drop filling into cups. Bake 10 minutes in your 350 oven. Cool in the pan 3 minutes before removing.

While your tart-cakes are making whisk your powdered sugar and citrus juice together. I added some water to my powered sugar since I used key limes which  have a much stronger flavor than the orange juice called for by the recipe. I also didn’t make up an entire 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, I started up with about a cup, made a thin glaze with the water and lime juice and then made up some more when I ran out. the 1 cup prep bowls are a good container as you are going to be dunking the bottoms of your tarts into it.

Remove tarts from pan, dip the bottoms in the citrus/powdered sugar mixture and place bottoms up on a wire rack to completely cool.

Frosting: Mix the sour cream and powdered sugar together and then fold in the whip cream. I added some more powdered sugar to make sure I got a thicker frosting. I didn’t get it quite right, you can play with this until you are happy with the consistency of your frosting. Remember that it will set up with time and in the fridge.

Once the tarts are completely cool dip the tops in the frosting to coat and then place in the fridge for about an hour to set or if you have time they should set up just on the counter.

This made 2 1/2 of the mini-muffin pans, you could easily adapt this to muffins or whatever size pan you have.