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Easy Lemon Petit Fours

Lemon infused desserts are some of our favorites. Sweet, tart and tangy, it's always a good choice to put a lemon flavored dessert on your menu.

Though these petit fours may look complicated, they're actually really easy to make. Using a store-brought pound cake you can make these chic desserts in a matter of minutes.

  • 1 10.75-ounce package of frozen pound cake
  • 1 jar of lemon curd
  • 1 16-ounce box powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract

Step 1: It's easiest to cut the pound cake if it is still frozen. Slice the top and side edges from pound cake.

Step 2: Cut the pound cake into small, even squares and then slice each square into thirds.

Step 3: Spread a light layer of lemon curd over the bottom and middle slices.

Step 4: Stack the three layers  and press together lightly. Place the little cakes on a wire rack with a tray underneath and set aside while you make the glaze.

Step 5: Combine the powdered sugar, water, corn syrup and lemon extract together in a 3 quart pan. Place on the stove over low heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat. Add a teaspoon or two of hot water to make the glaze pourable.

Step 6: Spoon about a tablespoon of glaze over each petit four. Use a metal blade spatula to blend and smooth the glaze on the side of the cakes.

Step 7: Garnish the top of each petit four with additional piped-on icing, candies, sprinkles or fresh flowers.

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