I went to a "hands-on" Pampered Chef party last week where we made these lemon cakes. I love how they cook in the microwave!!! They are super moist and super delish. I removed all reference to Pampered Chef products, except on the Prep Bowls... I'm sure you can use something else, but I didn't know how to describe them!
2 T butter, softened & divided
2 T sugar
2 small lemons, divided
1 pkg (9 oz.) yellow cake mix
1 8 oz. container sour cream
2 T lemon juice (from lemon used for cakes)
2 T butter
1/4 C sugar
1. For cakes, brush 6 Prep Bowls with 1 T butter; sprinkle with sugar. Thinly slice one of the lemons. Remove any seeds from the lemon slices and place one slice in the bottom of each bowl; set bowls aside.
2. Zest remaining lemon and measure 1 T of zest; set lemon aside for glaze. Place remaining 1 T butter into microwavable bowl; microwave on high 15-20 seconds or until melted. Add lemon zest, cake mix, egg, and sour cream; whisk 1 minute or until smooth (batter is pretty thick). Scoop batter evenly into prepared bowls. Place bowls in circle on microwave turntable. Microwave on high 4-5 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean (cake still looks slightly wet). Carefully remove cakes from microwave; cool in bowls for 5 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, for glaze, juice reserved lemon to measure 2 T juice. Melt butter. Stir in lemon juice and sugar; microwave on high 30-60 seconds or until boiling.
4. To serve, gently tap sides of bowls to release cakes. Transfer to serving plates and drizzle glaze over cakes.