Lemon, Lime & Grapefruit Curd Filled Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I don’t know about you, but I ate lots of chocolate over the holidays. I felt like a break and decided to make a trio of citrus curds to stuff into some basic vanilla cupcakes. I topped them with a simple cream cheese frosting and a little zest for decoration. Simple, fresh, and delicious. I […]

[Cup]Cake Break: Birthday Cake with Champagne and Fall Fruits

I took a break from cupcakes with this special cake that is marking both a happy and sad occasion… After four and half years working with the same group of people, I am moving on. Well in actuality many of us have moved on already – voluntary and not. So, much of my sadness is […]

Ricotta Raspberry Almond Cupcakes with Citrus Meringue Frosting

I made these ricotta raspberry almond cupcakes for “ladies night”. My aunt was having a bunch of overnight guests and I wanted to make an adult-tasting dessert that matched the Italianesque meal of roasted chicken. I also wanted the cupcakes to be fun, as I knew we wouldn’t be digging into them until after many […]

Recipe: Lavender Cream Filled Cupcake with Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting

I forget what got me thinking of lavender, but regardless I really liked the way these cupcakes turned out. They are perfect for any summertime party, like a wedding shower. I served these at a dinner party along side a serving of strawberries and blueberries that I macerated with a touch of apricot brandy and […]

Recipe: Lime Custard Cupcake with Meringue Frosting

Custards like this are normally baked off in ramekins in a water bath. In this case, they were baked in a cupcake pan with liners set in a jelly role pan which is then filled 1/2 way full with boiling water. The Result The Good: Tasty. Not too sweet by any stretch. Subtle lime flavor. […]

Coconut Lime Cupcakes

My first try at these Thai-inspired cupcakes involved: – taking a standard buttercream recipe and swapping the milk for fresh lime juice and adding some lime zest – taking a standard vanilla cake recipe and removing the vanilla and swapping 1/4 cup of milk for 1/4 cup of lime juice and adding some zest I […]