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Lemon Curd Cupcakes

Yesterday, I made Lemon Curd Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting and they came out delicious. I actually adapted my Dark Chocolate Cake recipe to make the batter, and the result exceeded my expectations. Here's the recipe.

CUPCAKE BATTER
Yields 12 Cupcakes

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup water
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Zest of 1 lemon

Preheat oven to 350 F. Sift the dry ingredients into the bowl of electric mixer. Add the remaning ingredients to the bowl. With paddle attachment on mixer, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed (you may need the plastic splashguard that comes with mixer). The batter will be liquidy. Pour into paper cups or muffin pan (halfway).
Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool completely.



LEMON CURD

1/2 cup lemon juice
1 stick of butter (110 g.)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
3 egg yolks

Heat lemon juice and butter in a small saucep…

Best Chocolate Cake EVER!!

I finally found the perfect chocolate cake recipe. This picture here doesn't give it justice, because I made with the 'Hot chocolate buttercream icing' that came with the cake recipe. The hot chocolate mix used in the icing recipe gave it an unpleasant texture, and I wouldn't recommend it for the kind of cake. I believe a simple ganache would suit it better. But the cake was just heavenly, both rich and light, incredibly moist, and with the strong cocoa/chocolate taste I was looking for. A big thank you to Megan (whatmegansmaking blog) for sharing this beauty with the world.
DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE Cake recipe from Sweetapolita
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 cup strong black coffee 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare 2 x 9″ cake pans with butter and flour or parchment pape…