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Thursday, May 21, 2009

CALIFORNIA SUN SHINE CUPCAKES and NEW AWARDS

Hi, I'm back. First of all, I want to thank all of you who left a comment on "CALIFORNIA SUN SHINE CAKE"...and the winner is............BARBARA !!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! You were right. LEMON AND ORANGE POPPY SEED!

Here is the recipe for both, cake and cupcakes!
INGREDIENTS:
1 box Super Moist Lemon cake mix,
3 eggs,
1.1/4 cup water,
1/3 cup vegetable oil,
1 pk. 6 oz. Orange Gelatin Dessert (Jell-o)
1/3 cup poppy seeds

DIRECTIONS for cake:
Preheat oven to 350 F; grease pan (bundt)
Beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed for 2 minutes. Scoop out 1.1/2 cup lemon batter and set aside for cupcakes. Pour 3 cups of lemon batter into the greased pan. Sprinkle poppy seeds on top and set aside. To the remaining lemon batter add the Orange Gelatin and beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Scoop out 1 cup and set aside for cupcakes. Spoon remaining Orange batter over the poppy seeds. Do NOT mix. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely before removing from pan.

DIRECTIONS for cupcakes:
Arrange paper baking cups; we have 1.1/2 cups lemon batter an 1 cup orange batter saved.
I manage to make 8 medium cupcakes, so you need like 2 tablespoons lemon and one tablespoon orange on top. Again, do not mix. Sprinkle poppy seeds and bake for 35 to 40 minutes...and there you have it from just one box of cake mix and one pk. gelatin.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!



And here I've just received these two beautiful AWARDS from a Bella Italiana ragaza, Armanda @lacucinadicasamia.wordpress.com. I thank her very much and until I will figure out how to leave a comment on her site (I've tried several times and keeps showing ERROR) I would like to offer these awards to:

mytastytreasures.blogspot.com
pembetatlar.blogspot.com
ricocoffeeshop.blogspot.com
sweetcorner-jasenka.blogspot.com
mka900.blogspot.com
maxiene-welcometomykitchen.blogspot.com
www.thecookingphotographer.com


Congratulations to all of you and looking forward to your new and exclusively delicious dishes!

23 comments:

  1. How fun to be right! I questioned whether it was right because the orange was so dark, but I see how you achieved it with the jello. It sounds so yummy!

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  2. Nina- Congrats on your awards and thank you for passing along to me. It made my night and I will pass along shortly.

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  3. Is it possible for this to be any cuter? I, I, don't see how! Can I come over, I miss my muffins LOL :)

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  4. Hi Barbara, was fun indeed; thanks a lot!
    I'm sure you will love this cake and I don't think is hard to make it.
    XO and thanks again for your "contribution" on my fun project! :)

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  5. Donna, enjoy your awards and thank you for visits and comments. Good lock with your new projects and looking forward to see more of your fun and delicious posts!
    XO

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  6. Ohhhh... Pumpkin, I.L.Y. Call me!!!XXXOOOXXXOOO

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  7. Dear Nina, thank you very much for the awards, I like them so much!! Cupcakes look so delicious and yummy as everything you post on your blog!Big kiss and thank you!!!!! See you:)

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  8. Congratulations on your awards, dear Nina! Well deserved! Your blog is amazing! Thank you for sharing your culinary art!
    Thanks a lot for passing the awards on to me! It means a lot to me!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    Milena xoxoxox

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  9. Nina, as a token of appreciation and friendship I would like to offer you an award! Please check out on my blog what you have received!
    Milena xoxoxox

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  10. ciao nina. vieni a visitarmi nel mio blog perchè c'è un premio per te. ciao ,un bacio

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  11. Hallo, Nina!

    Just yammy!!!

    I will like to try this also, we will see what about those products in Vienna..

    Exactly, at my last comment on your chocolate cupcakes, I have left a nice surprise for you - one has to klick on congratulation! (klick now!)

    XO :-)

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  12. Beautiful cakes, I loved them so much, the two colours the flavours is just great GREAT :) xx

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  13. You are very welcome Sweet Corner; thank you for visit and lovely comments! XO :)

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  14. Hello Milen, I will be there in just a sec. Thank you so much for all your visits, comments and lovely posts of yours that makes me happy every time I visit your site! XOXOXO

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  15. DOLCILANDIA, mile grazie bella, Io voi...XO

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  16. Dimi, Dimi, thanks so much for following me here 2, for all your visits and lovely comments. I will click...in just a sec.
    XOXO

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  17. Ciao Ricardo, mile grazie for visit and comment; did you pick up your awards? If not do so!!! You deserve them! Congrats.
    XOXO

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  18. Hola Nina. Pues no acerté jj yo puse que era zanahoria jj. De todas formas debía estar muy rica igual que estas magdalenas que has preparado. Deliciosas.
    Buen fin de semana.
    Saludos

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  19. Hola Juanito, mmmm...I think I need some spanish lessons ahora...any way, muchas gracias y Buen fin de semana para ti y tue familia ! :):)
    Saludos

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  20. Hi Nina!
    Thank you so much for the awards:)) I will be more than happy to receive both and will proudly post them on my blog.
    Cupcakes look so delicious:)

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  21. Maxiene you are very welcome! Thank you for stopping by! XO

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  22. ooh dear Nina thank you so much for your nice award:) sorry for the trouble to find my award but at the end i could find it. Thanks again:))
    By the way I have added Google translator named "FOR NINA":))ready to use:))

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  23. Hi Pembe, you are very welcome! glad you find it.
    Thank you for putting up the translator for me! What a nice gesture! I will visit soon and can't wait to try some of your delicious dishes and share with the world!
    XO

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