Friday, September 25, 2009

Citrus Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Icing


There's not a lot that a good cupcake can't cure. Let me tell you, cupcakes have often been my pick-me-up when the day hasn't been so sweet. Maybe it's a good thing that I no longer live close to NYC's Buttercup Bake shop! I am in cupcake testing madness (for a little project of mine that I'm thinking of getting together) and here is where I'm at. Citrus Cupcakes! Give them a try, and let me know what you think.

Citrus Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Icing
Makes 6 cupcakes
3/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/2 stick of room temperature butter
1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon of packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon of lemon curd
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Icing:
1/4 cup of sour cream
3 tablespoons of lemon curd

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a small bowl, mix the flour, salt, lemon zest and baking powder.

In a separate bowl, add the sugar and butter. Using a mixer, beat the sugar and butter until the mixture is homogeneous (about 3 minutes). Add the eggs, one by one, beating until just incorporated. Add the lemon juice, vanilla extract and lemon curd and beat until just incorporated. Slowly add the flour mixture. Once the mixture is just homogeneous, scoop one ice cream scoop of batter into a cupcake-lined muffin time. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Leave to cool on a cooling rack while you make the icing.

Using a small whisk, whisk the lemon curd into the sour cream making sure to remove any lumps. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, ice them. Enjoy!

21 comments:

Aimée said...

I like cupcakes, can I get in on this project?
I'm a good taste tester.

PS. Been to Cocoa Locale yet?

Mary said...

Bless you for creating small batch recipes. These look wonderful. I love citrus desserts and your icing is to die for.

Sippity Sup said...

The lemon curd icing is such a sophisticated way to finish these little guys. GREG

Amanda said...

I love lemon curd, I bet these were so good!

Junglefrog said...

I am on a lemon curd thing lately, don't know why (other then the obvious fact that I love lemon) but this is another perfect one to try! Lemon curd in the icing on lemon cupcakes... Mmm, must be delicious!

Veggie Belly said...

oh my! im drooling over that icing!

ABowlOfMush said...

These looks so pretty!

Chuck said...

What a dreamy looking cupcake. I love the lemon icing! Looks amazing!

Ingrid said...

Those are both dreamy looking and sounding!
~ingrid

Rhyleysgranny said...

They look lovely. i saw them on Tastespotting. I love the idea of the lemon curd icing so i am going to steal that one. :)

m.e (Cathie) said...

I have been looking at these for days thinking..hmmm, need to make them, they look fabulous! they look so dainty & delicate.

Sweet and Savory said...

Look delicious and normally, I would not like, lemon. These, I would try.

Dawn said...

so pretty to look at. I mean I would still eat them, but the photo is so pretty and elegant.

Pam said...

I love lemon in ANY dessert. These cupcakes are calling my name! I love the lemon curd icing.

CookiePie said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Patti Londre said...

Oh baby, my mouth is totally watering for those citrus-y sweets. Beautiful photo, too. mmmmmmmm

Kaitididbake said...

These are great! Citrus flavors are some of my favorites, especially in baked goods. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sara said...

oooo, I love all things lemon. Can't wait to test these babies out!

Sam@BingeNYC said...

Ah, lemon curd. Truly makes my heart sing. These look fantastic.

frockandfork said...

I absolutely love your food, photographs and style! I'm so happy I found your blog ... I will make those cupcakes when I'm back from my trip next week.

Chocolate Shavings said...

frockandfork: Thank you, I'm glad you like it! Let me know what you think of the cupcakes when you try them out!

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