Saturday, June 19, 2010

Put your ear up close to the screen...I want to whisper something to you.......I think summer might be here...........shhhhhhhh........the universe (with a bit of help from grandma and the kids)may be listening..................this week the universe broke my toilet.....my barbecue.....my seat belt.........4 dishes........my hairdryer......and my computer....so I don't want to have any more issues with the universe...if you get my drift. So I thought in honor of the warmest day of the year so far, and the fact that my garden is happy to have that warm sunlight to go along with all the rain we have had....we would have more cupcakes. These cupcakes actually taste a bit like sunshine with the lemon zest and lime zest and a tangy frosting. So, if you need a last minute Father's Day treat, this should do just fine.
CITRUS CUPCAKES

1 ¾ cups APF
1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cups sugar
½ cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sour cream
Zest of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lime


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. With the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until light. Beat the eggs in one at a time. Add the vanilla, zests and sour cream and beat until smooth. Finally, sift the dry ingredients directly into the bowl and mix well on a low-medium speed. Spoon the batter into muffin tins lined with paper. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool on a rack. Frost with citrus frosting.

CITRUS FROSTING

3 cups powdered sugar
½ cup butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons lime juice

With a mixer, combine 1 cup of sugar with the butter and cream cheese and beat until very smooth. Next add the rest of the sugar and the salt and beat until smooth. Finally, add the citrus juices and beat on medium speed for two minutes or so.


This is a different batch, I used a bit of coloring in the icing.
Enjoy!

6 comments:

Chef Dennis said...

those cupcakes are beautiful....I bet they taste even better!! sorry to hear how badly the universe treated you today.....the good news is they are probably done with your for a while!

Nirmala said...

I love the title of your blog. It's great. And I'm sorry to hear about your bad day. I hope it gets better very soon.

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

These are adorable!!=)

Cinnamon-Girl said...

These are gorgeous Sara! Just like sunshine with all that citrus. I love sweet and citrus together - the way it melts in your mouth - tart and sweet. I think the Universe loves them too...

bonnie said...

these cupcakes are so cute..they surely do scream summer...yum

sweetlife
these cupcakes would make anyones day better

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Just lovely! Bookmarking!