Day 279 – Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling

6 May

Yesterday was sooooo gorgeous here in NYC!  Sunny, blue skies, 65 degrees.  Beautiful.  It makes me crave some Spring cupcakes for sure!  Cupcakes like these Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling (recipe below from A Good Appetite).

Lemon-Cupcake     Mini-Lemon-Cupcake

The cupcakes are light and squishy. They have a nice, delicate lemon flavor. Sweet but not sugary.

Lemon-glaze

The glaze is thick but runny. It’s a very simple, sweet lemon glaze. Nothing complex.

Lemon-Blackberry-Cupcake     Mini-Lemon-Blackerry-Cupcak

I think you could really use any filling that you like with this cupcake. Strawberry, raspberry, they’d all work. The lemon is still the star, you just get that little bite of the blackberry, which adds just a little bite. Otherwise it’s a smooth, creamy lemon cupcake.

Lemon-Blackberry-halved2

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 19

Lemon-Blackberry-halved

RECIPE

Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling (recipe from A Good Appetite)

Cupcakes:

  • 2/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 T unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of one lemon (with 1 t held aside for the icing)
  • 1/4 c plain yogurt
  • 6 t blackberry preserves

Glaze:

  • 1/2 c powdered sugar, shifted
  • 1 t lemon juice
  • milk

For directions visit A Good Appetite.

*Tomorrow: Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting*

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