Cherry Limeade Cupcakes
This morning I woke up and couldn’t stop thinking of a 7-Up Cake. I baked one last year and wanted to revisit its deliciousness.
I’ve also been looking at a handful of cherries for a good part of this week… “What am I going to do with you?”
Ok. Combining these two flavors seems like a perfect pairing since a wonderful summertime Limeade or Lemonade can really hit the spot.
Right away I ran into a roadblock… I hadn’t posted my recipe that I used last year. So, I dug through my old notes and found the recipe I originally used – but failed to write down my changes. I had to make adaptations the last time since I had baked a layer cake and not a pound cake/Bundt cake. Gaahhh! So, most of the morning was figuring out a recipe based on the clues I left in this post, My Cake Looks Like a Hat.
The cupcakes went together like this.
There’s lemon zest in the cupcake batter and lime zest in the buttercream. I couldn’t remember how much the layer cake had risen when I baked it last year, so I had to wait until the first batch was done and out of the oven to determine the fill limit – these didn’t rise much, as the snapshots indicate.
I wanted to use the cherries… and I wanted to use the strawberries. I drizzled some white chocolate tinted with green gel. I’d have preferred using green candy melts, but I didn’t have any in that color in my cupboard.
I do love the look of these cupcakes. And, as I’ve mentioned before… I need a food stylist!