What a wonderful way to start the week. A cupcake with lemon, lime and orange. My lips are puckering just thinking about it. Thanks Martha for another great flavor profile.
Triple-Citrus Cupcakes from Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes cookbook
Let’s talk ingredients: three lemons, three limes, two oranges, four sticks of butter, nine eggs… this is a recipe unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Thank goodness I just bought two cartons of eggs. Unfortunately, I now have to head back to the store for more eggs so I can continue baking.
The recipe says it yields 36 cupcakes which it does. I should have made half a batch but with 4 1/2 eggs I’m now rethinking… I should have 1/3 the recipe.
The batter is yellow. Finally. Must be from those four sticks of butter. It does have a nice amount of citrus zest, particularly since there isn’t any juice in the batter. Nor is there any baking soda or baking powder. That’s a first for me.
The cupcake has a nice flavor from the triple-citrus zest but I found the cupcake to be too heavy for me and a tad dry. Sorry Martha. Again the recipe is not for me.
cupcakelab rating: the ugly