Day 289 – Lemon Lime Citrus Cupcakes

16 May

Yesterday was a little dreary for Spring. Today looks like it might be the same.  So, I decided we needed a little lift to kick this weekend into gear.  Lemon Lime Citrus Cupcakes (recipe below from Today’s Mama).

Lemon-Lime-Cake     Mini-Lemon-Lime-cake

The cupcakes are thick but a little squishy. They are also a little crumbly, but not dry. Very middle-ground cupcakes. They have a sweet lemon-lime flavor. A little like Sprite or 7-up, but fresher.

Lemon-Lime-Frosting

The frosting is smooth and creamy. It has a sweet cream cheese flavor with just a hint of lemon-lime.

Lemon-Lime-Cupcake     Mini-Lemon-Lime-Cupcake

Together it’s all of a sudden it’s super-sweet. Like, aggressively so. The lemon-lime flavor is strong, but the sweetness is just overpowering. Separately I didn’t think either part was too sweet, but together it needs something to balance it and bring it back down a little. A less sweet cupcake would probably be the way to go.

Lemon-Lime-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 19.5

Mini-Lemon-Lime-top

RECIPE

Lemon Lime Citrus Cupcakes (recipe from Today’s Mama)

Lemon Lime Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • zest of 1 lemon + zest of 1 lime
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 /2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Lemon Lime Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar + 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

 

For directions visit Today’s Mama.

*Tomorrow: Shirley Temple Cupcakes*

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