Recipe: Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream and Cherry Preserves

by Cate on February 1, 2011

Love the Little Facelove the little face peeking out from behind the cupcake

It doesn’t seem right to celebrate a birthday without cupcakes, does it? Especially if it’s a girl’s birthday. So with The Neighbor Wife’s birthday last week, I went searching for a new cupcake recipe. Once I saw the recipe for Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream and Raspberry Jam, I decided it was time for a change-up from our usual chocolate and vanilla suspects and try something a little different.

Turns out none of the three kids are fans of lemon cupcake anything. Who knew? The lemon flavor is definitely apparent in this recipe. You know, especially given that it’s in the batter, the filling AND the frosting. So if you don’t like lemon, don’t try this. If you do, then this is a delicious way to celebrate a birthday, special occasion or a day when it doesn’t snow. Not that we know anything about that.  Just read in the paper today that our county has been blessed *coughcough* with 65 inches of snow in the last month.  Hurrah.

Just one note. The recipe says to bake until golden brown. I’d shave a minute or three off that because golden brown turned out to be a few minutes too long. Barring that, dig in!

You can find the recipe right here on Bethanny Actually.

Recipe Coming Soon

If you’re looking for a fun new pizza recipe, do check out the one I wrote about on Betty Crocker last week – delicious stuff.

Project 365
February 1, 2011, Photo #32

LunchLunch today. The chicken is from the Spicy Asian chicken. Whole wheat Deli Flat, smushed avocado, slice tomato. Gone.

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Sarah Caron February 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Mmmmm. That lunch sure looks tasty. What are these whole wheat deli flats? I haven’t heard of them (and can’t picture ’em).

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leslie February 1, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Love the little face in the background. Sorry they didnt like the lemon…more for the adults!

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Joanne February 2, 2011 at 7:16 am

I am actually a HUGE fan of lemon ANYTHING and these cupcakes, chock of full of lemony goodness, sound amazing! I probably didn’t like ’em as much as a kid though. Back then it was all about chocolate!

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Ramona February 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Those look good. I luv lemon, its one of my favorite flavors.

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Laura February 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I love lemon…..cant wait to try them!

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