Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Test Kitchen Tuesday ~ Week 12

I got off easy the past couple weeks with my no-bake pies.
Sadly,I think I've burned my family out with the no bake stuff.
This week I decided to make cupcakes. Not just any old cupcakes, something that pulls the sun rays right out of the sky.
I found a recipe for Blueberry Lemon Curd Cupcakes on Your Cup of Cake that look wonderful.
I made so many adjustments to the last few recipes I tried that they were no where near what the recipe called for.
This week my only adjustment was using Vanilla Bean Paste instead of a vanilla bean or vanilla extract.
If you have never used vanilla bean paste please try it. I use it in place of vanilla extract and it has such a wonderful flavor.
I buy it in the 32 oz because 8 oz doesn't go far.

save & print jpeg

First I made the lemon curd and let that cool.
Next I whipped up the cupcakes and baked them.
While they were baking I made the fresh blueberry buttercream.
I usually use extracts to flavor my buttercream. This was my first time using fresh berries.
Finally, I have an opportunity to use my cupcake corer

What a gem!
I don't know if I will ever make un-filled cupcakes again.
I cored the cooled cupcakes.

Filled with the lemon curd and replaced the tops.

Top with a small swirl of blueberry buttercream.

These were great!
The lemon curd was rich and delicious, the addition of buttermilk and sour cream to the cake mix covered up the chemical taste I can usually detect with a box mix.
The blueberry buttercream...eeeh...not my favorite.  I will give it another try tomorrow after the flavor has time to marinate.
I would absolutely make these again but with a vanilla buttercream , or a lemon buttercream.
Again, it's just my personal taste, you may find the blueberry buttercream to be very tasty.

Don't forget to enter my contest to win a free Craftsy Class, today is the last day!
You have until 9pm EST to enter.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.