This week the Tuesdays with Dorie online baking group made Limoncello Cupcakes from Dorie Greenspan's latest cookbook Baking Chez Moi.
I made an alcohol free version, substituting lemon juice for the limoncello. The cupcake batter can include cardamom or cracked black pepper. I used cardamom, but cannot taste it in the finished cupcake. There is an option to put marmalade in the centre of the cupcakes. I used an orange, grapefruit, lemon marmalade.
My cupcakes were done in 22 minutes. I spooned a sugar/water/lemon juice syrup over the warm cupcakes and frosted then as soon as they were cool.
The recipe worked out very well, but didn't top the wonderful taste experience of the lemon madeleines we made last month.