Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Curd

Lemon Cupcakes 
Lemon Icing 
Lemon Curd filling.

Lemonlicious!

I made these cupcakes for my sister's birthday and they were the BOMB.  The lemon curd absolutely made them.  That is some good stuff.  I had never tried it before but recently ordered it, along with some other goodies, from Stonewall Kitchen.  I'm in love.  

These were super easy to make because I went for the quick and dirty version.  Boxed lemon cake mix, lemon icing, and prepared lemon curd.  Obviously, making everything from scratch would make it that much better.  I made the cake mix according to directions on the box, except I added the zest of one lemon.  Once the cupcakes were done, I used a melon ball scoop, and scooped out some of the cupcake (which I ate), and added a dollop of  lemon curd.  We topped the cupcakes with canned lemon icing (I say we b/c my 11 y/o helped with the icing, in case you were checking out the first pic and wondering.  Not that my frosting skills are all that.)  The icing is the thing I would change for next time.  I wasn't a huge fan of the artificial lemon flavor of the canned icing, but I was worried the homemade icing would melt so quickly in the heat, and I was traveling with them. Other than that, they were awesome!  My mother declared them divine...and that is saying something as my mom is more of a chocoholic than I am!  I know, it's not even possible, right?!

I am thinking about making these again soon, and instead of frosting, just add some cool whipped topping and fresh blueberries.  Lemon and blueberry is always a winning combo.  I could even make these "skinny" cupcakes by just adding a can of diet lemon/lime soda to the box of mix.  If you haven't tried this...it works! I blogged about it here if interested.  So.....maybe I'm just gonna go now and make these before I attack the lemon curd with a spoon!

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7 comments:

  1. These look delicious! And perfect for summertime parties!

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  2. They look FABULOUS!!!! Awesome recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing. Feel like having one. :-D

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  3. I've had that lemon curd before and its amaze balls.

    Check out Alton Brown's recipe to make your own! Um, no wonder its so good with 1 stick of butter!

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  4. I love lemons! These look delicious and I would love if you could link up to Thursday Food Fest at http://www.theeaseoffreeze.com. I open Wed eve at 7pm. I hope to see you there! Sarah

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  5. Hi Kim,
    Your Lemon Cupcakes look divine. I just love Lemon and will have to make a batch of these awesome cupcakes! Hope you are having a great summer week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. I love lemon everything ~ and these look amazing!!!!!

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  7. These look delicious!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It's a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi
    http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/07/tasty-thursdays-1.html

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