This is our last day for cocktail cupcakes. I’m writing this late in the evening as today is my birthday and I was a little sidetracked from writing this post.
Lemon-Limoncello Cupcakes from www.browneyedbaker.com/2009/09/30/
I was not familiar with Limoncello or cocktails using this booze. I did a little wandering around the net and found that many recipes say you can interchange the Limoncello with Absolut Citron. Having said Absolute in the cupboard I made Absolut Citron Cupcakes.
The recipe does call for 2 tablespoons of the alcohol in the batter. A nice change from all those recipes where the alcohol is only found in the frosting. This recipe also uses cream cheese and buttermilk, just to change things up a bit.
The cupcake has a nice texture with a very subtle hint of lemon and Citron. It’s a pretty little cupcake.
I did not make the lemon curd and include it in the cupcake. I did, however, make the frosting as it’s a Cream Cheese Limoncello frosting. The frosting was also quite nice.
I guess I’m just not that excited about a citrus vodka flavor. Overall, it’s a good recipe and cupcake, just not my cup of tea. The neighbors agree. They liked the cupcake but not enough to ask for it again.
cupcakelab rating: the good