Sunday, February 19, 2012
Lemon Gem Cupcakes!
Let's dust off some old recipes...
I was asked to bring a (vegan) dessert to a dinner I was invited to. After mulling a few ideas around in my head, it was suggested that I bring cupcakes. Great! I haven't made a batch of cupcakes in a while. I was then suggested: "How about those lemon cupcakes you made that time..."
Would you believe the last time I made these was FOUR years ago?! What a fool I am, because these are one fabulous cupcake.
If you don't have Veganomicon already, you can see the cupcake recipe here, and then run out and buy yourself a copy, because it truly is an amazing cookbook...
Lemon Gem cupcakes truly stand up to their name. They are sunny, bright, and full of amazing lemony flavor, mostly from the FRESH lemon juice and zest that goes in to the cupcake batter. I had gotten a nice bottle of pure lemon extract, and I added 1/2 tsp of that too, just for good measure.
This time, I added a splash of vanilla and lemon extracts to the frosting as well, which really added a nice touch ^_^