Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lemon Cupcakes—Baking Chez Moi—Tuesdays With Dorie

Lemon Cupcakes--TWD, BCM

These cupcakes were so fun to make and were a hit with everyone who ate one.  Wish I would have doubled the recipe.  It made exactly twelve cupcakes and the frosting was the perfect amount.  Dorie’s recipe was for Limoncello Cupcakes and since that is an alcohol, I made them just using fresh lemon juice in place of the limoncello.  An option was to put lemon (or orange) marmalade in the middle of the cupcakes, but I decided not to do that.  The cupcakes out of the oven are brushed with a lemon syrup.  To make sure the lemon flavor was kicked up enough, I poked holes over the tops of each cupcakes with a toothpick while they were still hot so the syrup seeped into the cupcakes more. 

The frosting was simple and delicious.  Again, I replaced the limoncello with lemon juice and also used a little milk to get the consistency I wanted. 

Lemon Cupcakes

The cupcake batter has a bit of cardamom added, which was a great little addition.  Dorie also suggested in place of that some black pepper.  Both just make you ask, “Hmm, what is in there?”  I received quite the compliments on these cupcakes and even though I didn’t taste them and they didn’t have chocolate (ha), I will use this recipe when I need lemon cupcakes again.

Want the recipe?  Get Dorie’s book, Baking Chez Moi.  I’m loving being a part of Tuesdays With Dorie again.  Good times.  Great recipes and yummy treats to share.  Check out the Tuesdays With Dorie link to see everyone else’s cupcakes this week.

Lemon Cupcakes

17 comments:

Margaret @approachingfood said...

The cupcakes look fabulous, and your icing looks especially creamy! And I agree, totally my new go-to recipe for lemon cupcakes!

Margrèt Jóhanna said...

Your cupcakes look picture perfect. Good idea to pick them with a toothpick before putting the syrup.

Liz Berg said...

These look bakery perfect!!! I think I need a frosting piping lesson from you :)

Cakelaw said...

These were great, weren't they. Glad they were a hit at your place.

goldenlifephx said...

Such a bright flavor, looks like they turned out great.

Cher Rockwell said...

Nice piping!
These were good. I would make them again.

Amy said...

Your cupcakes look delicious. I love the happy wrappers!

Zosia said...

Your cupcakes are really beautiful! Using lemon juice in the syrup and then poking holes in the cupcake was a great way to add more lemon flavour.

Diane Zwang said...

Your cupcakes came out perfect. Glad they were a hit with the crowd. How did you not eat one?

Katrina said...

Thanks, everyone.
Diane--I was diagnosed with MS 3 years ago and about two years ago decided to go gluten free and refined sugar free. Not sure it helps, but now I'm afraid to go back and find out. ;)

meagan said...

Perfect little icing swirls. Mine did not swirl so nicely but they still tasted great!

isthisakeeper said...

Your icing has such a nice consistency! I love your liners :)

Carole said...

Hi Katrina, what glorious cupcakes! I do hope you'll come over to Food on Friday: Lemons & Limes to bring this to the party! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said...

Lovely looking cupcakes!

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Diane Zwang said...

Katrina,
Kudos to you for baking for everyone anyway. I hope that all turns out well with your next appointment.

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I had it prepared twice today.awesome flavor