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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Limoncello Cupcakes

I have recently been on vacation so I am familiarizing myself with the inter-workings of a kitchen again.  I found my assignment for the week, Limoncello Cupcakes (page 194) in Baking Chez Moi.


When my son got home from school and wanted to know why the cupcakes were on a fancy dish. He said "Is book club coming over tonight?"  Nope just Tuesdays with Dorie I said.  These were more muffin- like than cake.  The fact that I baked them a tad too long didn't help either.  I loved the frosting and thought it was the best part.  I did put in the optional orange marmalade but it sunk to the bottom. The paper liners stayed wet from the syrup application but the foil ones worked just fine.  My husband ate two for dessert so I think it gets a thumbs up.  I will bake less, stir less and hope for a lighter cake next time.  And maybe make them for my book club.

Tuesdays With Dorie is an international baking group working our way through Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan.  To see what others did in this group go here.

12 comments:

  1. These look great on the plate. I think I actually liked that they were a little muffin-like, I probably could have eaten this with just powdered sugar on top but the frosting is so pretty.

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  2. They look good.
    I was hoping for a slightly moister cake, but when these all came together, I really enjoyed them.

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  3. Hmm I found these much more like cake than muffins. I do think the batter requires a delicate touch - or maybe you needed a little more syrup? Did you put it on right as they came out of the oven - I was worried it would soak the liners through but it soaked right into the cake as I brushed it on. In any case, these are worth trying again if you like lemon!

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  4. They look very pretty - glad they were a hit with your husband. Mine baked in less time than the recipe says, about 18 minutes.

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  5. My family LOVES when I have book club---and these would have been perfect to serve my friends :) Glad your hubby enjoyed these.

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  6. These were good, weren't they. The frosting was very good.

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  7. Your forsting looks good. These cupcaks have had such good reviews that I will make them again with just lemon juice since I´m our of Limoncello

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  8. They look fabulous on the plate -- you should totally make them for your bookclub!

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  9. So funny to hear you say they were more muffin like than cake!! That is exactly what my husband said! We all enjoyed them, but loved the frosting!

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  10. They look great and what book club wouldn't love Limoncello cupcakes!?!!?!

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  11. They certainly look pretty! They were quite dense, I was expecting a lighter cupcake myself.

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  12. I think your cupcakes look great! I love soft serve ice cream, or used to (don't eat sugar anymore) :( and your frosting reminded me of an ice cream cone. I think mine baked a little long, too, but everyone loved them, so that's good.

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