Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TWD - Limoncello Cupcakes


It's Tuesday with Dorie today, and I was excited by this week's recipe of Limoncello Cupcakes because I got to bake with limoncello.  I had never heard of limoncello until I started blogging, and I bought a bottle of limoncello about 8 years ago that I had never opened - until now!

There are quite a few steps in making these cupcakes.  No mixer is necessary, but you have to make a syrup and a frosting as well as the cakes, and you fill the cupcake papers in two steps because they contain a jewel of marmalade in the middle (in my case, orange marmalade). 

 
Dorie said that the frosting would only make enough for a ruffle in the centre of each one, but even then, I had some frosting left over:



Here's a peek inside:



I think these cupcakes are so pretty and elegant, and the syrup brushed on top while the cakes are still warm adds shine as well as flavour.  The lemon flavour is subtle and not at all alcoholic.

To see what the other Doristas made of these limoncello cupcakes, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.

18 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I really like the sound of these cupcakes! I need to do a new cupcake recipe so I might make these :D

Margaret @approachingfood said...

I love your little ruffle-y tops of icing! So pretty!

Liz Berg said...

Such an elegant ruffle!! Lovely!!

Mardi Michels said...

I absolutely loved these and was also worried about the alcohol being overpowering but it wasn't at all. SO good!

yummychunklet said...

I also used orange marmalade! Your cupcakes look delicious.

goldenlifephx said...

The limoncello really was quite subtle in these. A great workplace snack for sure.

Cher Rockwell said...

My introduction to limoncello came in the form of lemon drop martinis :-)
They look lovely - I like the ruffle on top.

Zosia said...

Such pretty cupcakes! They were good without a filling but I really need to try them with next time.

purecomplex.com said...

I had breakfast, and yet your cupcakes are making me wish I had dessert right now lol. Delicious girl. I love it.

Kay of Pure & Complex
www.purecomplex.com

Pachecopatty said...

sweet and pretty cupcakes ..the Limoncello was good in these treats!

Diane Zwang said...

I used orange marmalade too. These were good.

meagan | baking in bawlmer said...

I left the filling out of mine. Maybe (in the name of science) I should make a second batch using the filling this time.

sherry from sherrys pickings said...

these look beautiful!

Nana said...

Beautifully decorated. Look perfectly delicious.

Summer said...

Your cupcakes look super delicious and the icing looks scrumptious and beautiful at the same time.

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said...

Pretty ruffled icing! They look so festive.

Terri said...

I love those frosting ruffles! They are so cute!

Kayte said...

You know my love of lemon, so you figured I would have been all over this one, right? Well, sorry to say I didn't make them as Mark was out of town and I could NOT be trusted with these in the house, I would have eaten every single one of them. Particularly if they looked as good as yours! Someday when Matt is back in town so I can keep a couple and send the rest home with him!