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Day 237 – Lemon Lover Cupcakes

25 Mar

Today’s cupcake is for the citrus fans.  Like, the die-hard citrus fans.  Or lemon fans.  Not for the anti-fruit-cupcake people.  At all.  But, trust me, if you like lemon, you may wanna take a look at these Lemon Lover Cupcakes (recipe below from The Bake and Brew).

Lemon-Cupcake     Mini-Lemon-Cupcake

The cakes have a texture that’s in between pound cake and angel food cake. Dense, chewy and almost tough, but in that good, cakey way. They have a light lemon flavor. Not overly strong or overly sweet. Just simple.

Note: The minis are a little tougher and don’t have as much lemony goodness to them.

Lemon-Frosting

The frosting is thick and creamy. It has a sweet cream cheese frosting taste with a hint of the lemon flavor. Again, not too strong, just simple.

Lemon-Lover-Cupcake    Mini-Lemon-Lover

Together the lemon flavor comes out a bit more. Still not overly sweet, which is fine. Just a slightly sweet, lemon cupcake. Very simple.

Lemon-Lover-top     Mini-Lemon-Lover-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19

RECIPE

Lemon Lover Cupcakes (recipe from The Bake and Brew)

Lemon Cupcakes:

  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • zest from one lemon
  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • yellow food coloring as needed

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • zest from one lemon
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

For directions visit The Bake and Brew.

*Tomorrow: Phish Food Cupcakes*

 

Weekly Winner #31

25 Mar

Sorry that this is sooooo delayed today.  (Just pretend that this posted yesterday, please!)  I figure, as with all desserts, better late than never, right?  Let’s check out the week!

 

Hummingbird Cupcakes

Hummingbird-Cupcake

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

Chocolate-Stout-Cupcake

Angel Food Cupcakes

Angel-Food-Cupcake

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

Chocolate-Stout-Cupcake

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

Death-by-Chocolate-Cupcake

Orange Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream

Orange-Cupcake-2

French Toast Cupcakes

French-Toast-Cupcake

Brown Butter Peach Cupcakes

BB-Peach-Cupcake

And, with 20 points, the winner is….

Orange-Cupcake-top

The Orange Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream from Mama’s Gotta Bake.  Check out that yummy day here.  And check back on the 31st to see how it does in the Monthly Competition.

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