While I tend to fall back on tried-and-true cupcake recipes such as vanilla bean or Devil's Food, sometimes I yearn for a little lemon.
I made these for a springtime party but I've also made them since then for a baby shower. I found this recipe online when I wanted something a bit more sophisticated at the last minute and I knew I had lemons in the fridge.
I can't remember if I've mentioned before but I'm not the biggest fan of buttercream.
I love how it looks when you pipe it, but there are certain recipes that just taste much too buttery for my taste. This recipe changed my mind. This has become my favourite buttercream recipe ever.
If you don't like lemon, suck it up and try it out anyway. You will be pleasantly surprised I think. A testament to how much I like this recipe is the fact that it's bookmarked on my BlackBerry. I finished these cupcakes off simply my placing them in these Wilton flower-shaped liners I had on hand.