Saturday, July 19, 2008
Vanilla Lemon Cupcakes & Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
So if you've never heard of Dorie Greenspan & you love to bake I highly encourage you to run, dash, bolt, hop-skip & jump your way to get her cookbook "Baking from my home to yours" cookbook. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cookbook. Below is the link for it on Amazon.
Dorie's book has beautiful photographs of several desserts & it makes you want to throw on an apron, roll up your sleeves and bake the day away. So yesterday evening I did just that. I made Dorie's Party Cake which is a moist white cake flavored with a hint of lemon. Instead of baking a cake I made cupcakes - which is my most favorite dessert & thing to bake ever in this world. I also made vanilla buttercream frosting for the topping. Normally I like to be nice & make pretty cupcakes, but I was so tired I just slopped the yummy frosting on top. The mix of the lemon & vanilla buttercream was soooo good & fresh tasting. I'll definitely be making this cake again.
Seriously though Dori's Baking cookbook is wonderful & if you have any bakers you know this would make the perfect gift. Enjoy the pics. Warning though: LOTS of milk will be consumed with these cupcakes..........ice cold of course :)