Day 283 – Pink Grapefruit Cupcakes

10 May

So far we’ve had some pretty interesting cupcakes.  And lots of citrus.  These Pink Grapefruit Cupcakes (recipe below from My Recipes) seemed like a combination of those 2.  I mean.  We’ve had lemon, orange.  Even lime.  But this is the first grapefruit.

Grapefruit-Cupcake     Mini-Grapefruit-Cupcake

The cupcakes are squishy and moist. They have a sweet grapefruit flavor. With a little bit of bite at the end. Very much like the bite when you eat a grapefruit.

Note: The recipe calls for 4 tbsp of grapefruit zest. That would take a WHOLE lot of grapefruits and a WHOLE lot of time. So, I added 1 grapefruit-worth of zest and 3 tbsp grapefruit juice.

Pink-Grapefruit-frosting

The frosting is smooth, creamy and soft. It has a sweet grapefruit flavor too. A little like lemonade if you made it out of grapefruit. Grapefruit juice and sugar.

Pink-Grapefruit-cupcake     Mini-Pink-Grapefruit

The cupcake is moist and creamy all together. It has a sugary grapefruit flavor. The bitterness is a lot stronger when you put them together.

Pink-Grapefruit-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19.5

Mini-Pink-Grapefruit-top

RECIPE

Pink Grapefruit Cupcakes (recipe from My Recipes)

Grapefruit Cupcakes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons pink grapefruit zest

Pink Grapefruit Frosting:

  • 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, chilled
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pink grapefruit zest and 2 teaspoons pink grapefruit juice
  • 2 drops red food coloring

For directions visit My Recipes.

*Tomorrow: Strawberry Crepe Cupcakes*

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