Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Vanilla Cupcakes with Meyer Lemon Curd

Carlos is not a fan of cupcakes that is why I hardly make any. He said it is too troublesome to eat it as he need to peel off liners and his nose always touches the frosting ha ha...That is the problem when you have big nose. Anyway, I bought this nice tall muffin pan and I wanted to make some nice cupcakes with it. This pan is much taller than the regular muffin pan and it gives the cupcakes a very nice shape, tall and slim. I wish I am l have a shape like that ha ha…Since I have some Meyer Lemon Curd I used it as the frosting. The curd gives a nice tang to the cupcakes.


1 1/4 cups cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup oil (vegetable, canola or extra light olive oil)
1/3 cup milk

Some lemon curd for frosting
Some lemon slices for deco

See what happen when the clumsy me trying to be creative doing photography ha ha.....everything came tumbling down.

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F. Line cupcake pan with paper liners. Sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set it aside.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add eggs and whisk 10-20 seconds. Add sugar and continue to whisk on medium speed about 30 seconds. Add vanilla and oil, continue to whisk for 1 min.
3. Reduce mixer speed to low and add in the flour in 3 batches, alternating with milk. Beat until just combined. Make sure you scrape the side of the bowl as you go along.
4. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling about 2/3 full. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes.
5. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cupcakes have cooled, with a small knife hollow out a small hole on the cupcakes.
6. Fill the lemon curd in a piping bag and pipe some of the curd on top of the cupcakes. Top it with a small slice of lemon.


dapurCikWan said...

so unique! love it. =)

ogyep yummy mellow said...

WOW.. Love d look.. Outstanding...

Yummy Bakes said...

Wow ... so lovely cupcakes.

The Sweetylicious said...

The tall cuppies are so cute! Love the tangy lemony cuppies! Yummmm (;

My Little Space said...

My goodness, your cupcakes look so adorable with such height. Beautiful silicon pan.
Hope you're enjoying your week ahead, Gert.

Shereen said...

So simple but oh so elegant!Simon got the same problem with Carlos!

Sherleen.T said...

tall and lovely...:)

ICook4Fun said...

dapurcikwan, thank you.

Ogyep and Yummy Bakes, thank you.

Sweetylicious, thank you.

Kristy, it is not a silicon pan and you too have a great week ahead.

Shereeh, ha ha sama sama hidung besar :)

Sherleen, thanks.

zila norazila said...

relly nice..i like:)

Finla said...

Looks so droolie delicious, i think i have seenthe pan in Ikea. And love the topping too.

Anonymous said...

absolutely lovely work, getrude! love the way how you worked the paper cases into the tall moulds to achieve the unique shape!

Unknown said...

Another recipe of yours im gonna have to try!

They look delicious!

Anonymous said...

hi,may i know do i need to beat the egg n sugar till ribbon stage,sori first time baking,,

Yoong said...

Beautiful cupcakes, Gert. I enjoy cupcakes and like them even more if they have beautiful deco on top! Then I'd remove all the deco and eat the cupcake only, hahaa! (I know...weird!!).

ReeseKitchen said...

This were so cute!! I like the paper cups!! Beautiful...^^

DG said...

Very slim cupcakes ... I like it :)

Chasing Food Dreams said...

I love the shape of this cup cake! so adorably cute and I m a big fan of lemon curd! yum...

hanushi said...

Lovely cupcakes!!! :) I bet it taste nice!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Gert, your cupcakes are walking tall! Fantastic!

Rosita Vargas said...

Cupcake de lujo me encanta como lucen se ven deliciosos,me encantarĂ­a probar,me gustan tus recetas,abrazos hugs,hugs.

CaThY said...

Lovely cuppies :)

QembarDelites said...

Beautiful! First time I see cupcakes moulds like this. I love your liners too!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

cute & tall cupcake mould, i also seen this in Ikea but is metal mould..too many cake pans and moulds, have to stop buying more, hehehe..this vanilla cupcake with lemoncurd, must be very refreshing.

Anonymous said...

Like the cupcake shape. Wonder if you going show how to make popover or Yorkshire pudding? That baking pan is great size and shape for it.


lena said...

**jealous jealous** we only got the basic shapes of pans and tins in ipoh!

ICook4Fun said...

Zila, thank you.

Happy Cook, yes it is from Ikea.

Alan, thank you. Actually the paper liners came that way in order to fit into the cupcake pan.

Aaron, hope you like it.

Anon, no, you don't have to.

Yoong, thank you. I too like to remove the frosting when I eat cupcakes. We are weird, I know :)

Reese, thank you. How you doing? Long time no news from you :)

DG thanks.

ICook4Fun said...

Jenn, thank you. Me too. Like it on tarts :)

Hanushi, thanks.

Rosita, Muchas Gracias, le agradesco sus comentarios. Espero que trate the hacerlo algun dia y disfrutarlo.Gracias.

Cathy, thanks.

Jeannie, you can get the baking pan from Ikea and so are the liners.

Sonia, I saw it a few times at Ikea but told myself not to buy but finally gave in to it ha ha..

Anna, I am going to make popover with it. Ya the shape is very similar to popover pan :)

Lena, don't be jealous. You can get it from Ikea :)

MeRy said...

Very nice to make the lemon curd?

Anonymous said...

Gert, the cupcakes are so beautifully done. Laughing over your nose comment .. hehe

Cheah said...

Oo-la-la, they look so cute and I simply adore the paper cup liners. I've seen the metal mould from Ikea too. Trying to refrain from buying too many moulds and pans.

lyly said...

I love your cupcakes !!!

Anonymous said...

Where did you buy the cupcake liners???!!! I have been searching everywhere for tall and skinny ones to fit my ikea pan!

ICook4Fun said...

Mery, the recipe is at the link.

Melanie, thank you :)

Cheah, ya I too tried really hard to refrain myself when I go shopping. But I gave in most of the time ha ha..

Lyly, thanks.

Anon, you can get it from Ikea.