CitiField, with the Mets vs. Padres game at 7:10pm. Seeing as making cupcakes is one of the few ways I know to celebrate a major life event, I made some for today! Blueberry cake with an orange-tinted lemon frosting to be exact.
this recipe from Cupcakes and Crinoline, which in turn comes from Cupcakes Galore by Gail Wagman. The batter seemed fine enough, a bit on the drier side than other batters, but with 3/4 of a cup of blueberries added in, some frozen, I suspected that would add enough moisture into the cake. My suspicions were only partly true. The cake is moist, but not enough as I'd like it to be. The finished product is more like a muffin than cake (yes, a cupcake is more than a muffin with frosting.) If I do this recipe again, I will consider adding in more fat and sugar.
David Lebovitz's Almond Layer Cake with Lemon Frosting. David Lebovitz is a pastry deity, therefore I take any recipe he gives out as the word. I disregarded the cake and took the frosting. Now, I know some of the following problem may have come about due to my own impatience, and the cupcakes might not have been fully cooled. Regardless, I am not in love with this frosting. Personally, I don't like cloyingly sweet frosting, so I did David's recipe using only 3 cups of sugar instead of 3 1/2.
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