I’ve been so disappointed the last couple of months because I keep missing out on the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop. I don’t know how I miss it (must have had something to do with buying a house and going overseas the last two months) but this month I am in.
Even if you don’t know what I’m talking about I’m sure you’ve assumed something with ‘sweet adventures’ in the name is bound to be good and you will have assumed correctly.
Each month, food bloggers from across the world (well at least I think, might just be us Aussies) gather and share our sweet goodies related to the month’s theme, chosen by the host. This month it’s a Sweet Surprise hosted by Love SWAH.
My recipe – lemon cupcakes with lemon curd filling – is extra special because it’s the first recipe featuring lemons picked from my very own lemon tree! I went all out in lemony goodness – lemon pound cake cupcakes, which would make a rather tasty loaf cake just on their own, are filled with homemade lemon curd, topped with lemon buttercream icing and finished with a sprinkling of lemon zest.
You would think one bite and you’d be making a face like you’d just sucked a sour warhead (anyone remember those?) but it’s not like that at all. The sweetness of the icing and the cake provides a nice balance for all that lemony goodness, I promise.
What’s the surprise? The blob of lemon curd hidden underneath the lemon buttercream icing. I’m very glad that I gave most of these away because I fear they would have all ended up in my stomach otherwise. You can use store-bought lemon curd if you like but I encourage you to try making is using Celia’s microwave recipe. It’s so very easy and quick to make. I fear I’ll be making rather often now I have a constant supply of lemons. Enjoy!