I recently stumbled upon Cristina's blog and fell immediately in love with her food photography and her recipes! Her blog is so colorful and her photos make her food look amazing!
She was the winner of my giveaway a couple weeks ago, and in talking with her I decided to ask her to do the first guest post I have ever done here on Lace in the Kitchen! She accepted the offer and today I am happy to have her guest posting here on Lace in the Kitchen!
Being a relatively new blogger, I was honored when Katy asked me if I’d like to do a guest post for her blog. Of course I would! Thinking of what in the world to write about was the hard part. I knew it had to be something that reflected my personality in the kitchen, something that Katy’s readers would enjoy, and, most importantly, something that Katy would enjoy, too.
Whenever I’m having a party I always like to make cupcakes. For the time and effort (which isn’t much), I don’t think anything else has an impact quite like cupcakes. Sure, a tiered cake is impressive, but it isn’t always easy, and then you have to worry about serving it. Cupcakes are easy, beautiful, and make everyone happy.
I created this recipe just for Lace in the Kitchen, using a classic yellow cake batter with lemon extract as my base, and adding in honey and extra vanilla to my go-to cream cheese frosting.
I love the way they came out. I also added fresh blueberries before baking to about half of the cupcakes, just to see how they’d taste, and those were really delicious, too. The only problem is that the blueberries sank. Not a problem at all flavor-wise, just not the final look I was expecting. I’d still recommend it, though. Next time I’ll just toss the blueberries in a bit of flour first to try and get them to stay “afloat”. (Just an excuse to make another batch, really.)
1 stick of butter, room temperature
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 ½ cups sifted self-rising flour
½ cup whole milk, room temperature
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ tsp lemon extract
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
4 ½ cups of powdered sugar (more or less)
4 tbsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. honey
Heavy cream, as needed (usually a splash or two)
Thanks so much Cristina!!!! Everyone go check out her blog right now. Seriously!