Friday, June 25, 2010

Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes

The fresh raspberry and lemon flavor of these cupcakes was absolutely to die for! I made these for the hubby to take to a potluck at work yesterday and I thought they were divine. The lemon cupcake was perfectly light in texture with just a hint of refreshing lemon flavor. The raspberry buttercream was sweet and delicious with the most beautiful natural pale pink color.

The cupcakes baked up to a beautiful pale golden dome--I finally a homemade cake recipe that bakes up beautifully! Oddly though, I noticed near the end of their baking time, the cupcakes sort of shrank up a bit. They shortened in height and pulled away from the cupcake liners. I've never had this happen before and I'm not sure why it did. I've never made a true white cake recipe before, so I wondered if that had something to do with the shrinkage. Despite shrinking up a bit, they still looked lovely and I plan to try making these again as soon as possible because they were absolutely delicious!

The recipe comes from My Baking Addiction who adapted the cupcake from Dorie Greenspan's Perfect Party Cake (and now I'm dying to get my hands on her book Baking: From My Home to Yours). My Baking Addiction also uses the cupcake base and pairs it with a lemon cream cheese frosting in her Lemon Cupcakes, which sounds like a heavenly combination since the hubby and I are both crazy about cream cheese frostings. I'm thinking about making halving the recipe and making some mini Lemon Cupcakes this weekend.

These cupcakes have such a refreshing quality, making them perfect for summer! The cake is so light and tender in texture. I think these would be the perfect dessert for casual summer entertaining.

Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes recipe from My Baking Addiction.

11 comments:

  1. Summer sweet perfection! Love the lemon and raspberry together...I bet they're just delicious. And it's so hard to find light summertime desserts so these will definitely go on the to make list - thanks for posting!

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  2. aww, these look lovely. The butter cream looks so delicious!

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  3. My goodness Amy! You ARE dangerous for my diet... I saw lemon and raspberry... and was drawn to your post like a bee to honey..... yikes.... Your hubby's co-workers must worship you..... They should in my humble opinion....

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  4. Raspberry and Lemon...what an interesting combo! one I would have never put together but these sound and look yummy...I must try them! if you want to enter my giveaway head on over to my blog :)

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  5. does ANYBODY have the recipe?

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  6. Emmalyn,

    I linked to the recipe at My Baking Addiction at the end of my post. You can find the recipe here.

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  7. Very lovely. Where did you get you cupcake carrier?

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  8. Sarah, it's actually just a cheap plastic cupcake container I got from the bakery at Kroger! I just stopped in and asked if they would be willing to sell some to me and the girl working there wasn't sure if they could so she just gave me a few for free! I love them and plan to reuse them until they break.

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  9. What about the cute flowers on top, where did you get them?

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  10. Britt-

    I made the pink gum paste flowers on top of some of the cupcakes. The white and yellow royal icing flowers are from Bake it Pretty. I purchased them years ago, so I'm not sure if they still carry that exact style of royal icing flower, but I'm sure they have some cute ones to choose from if they don't have that specific style.

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