Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Blog 1st birthday and Lemon Curd Cupcakes

I can't believe that it is a year since I started my blog. Actually it turned a year old while my father-in-law was here, but I didn't have a chance to celebrate the date during that time. It is always amazing to me how fast the time speeds by. It has been a lot of hard work, but it has been so much fun. I have met so many wonderful bloggers this first year and hope to meet more as I continue my blogging journey.

In honor of my blogs first birthday I decided to make some cupcakes; nice refreshing lemon ones. I found these on the Taste of Home website and knew right away that Mike would love these. The cupcakes turned out nice and light, even more they are filled with a lemon curd filling and topped with a lemony frosting. Now I would say that is one lemony cupcake. Needless to say Mike is enjoying the cupcakes.

I would like to thank all of you that come to my blog; I do enjoy reading your comments!!

Lemon Curd Cupcakes (As found on Taste Of Homes)
Lemon Curd:
3 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
4-1/2 teaspoons butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extra
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1-1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons butter,
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch salt
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 to 4 tablespoons milk
1. For lemon curd, in a heavy saucepan, cook and stir the sugar, lemon juice, and butter until smooth. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg; return all to pan. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly; cook 2 minutes longer or until thickened. Stir in lemon peel. Cool for 10 minutes. Cover and chill for 1-1/2 hours or until thickened.
2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla and lemon peel. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a small round pastry tip. Fill bag with lemon curd. Insert tip1 inch  into center of each cupcake; fill with curd just until tops of cupcakes begin to crack.
In a small bowl, combine the butter, vanilla, salt, confectioners' sugar and enough mild to achieve frosting consistency. Frost cupcakes. Store in refrigerator.


  1. Happy 1st anniversary! The cupcakes are delectable! Have another great year of blogging!

  2. Congrats in your 1st anniversary! I love lemon curd!!

  3. Congratulations!
    Wow first year blog anniversary! I'm happy for you! Keep the Words and the Food of Deliciousness coming!
    Love that cake!!

  4. Congratulations! One year sounds amazing! I love your blog and enjoy your recipes.

  5. Congrats on your 1st anniversary! Lovely cupcakes. Love the flavour.
    Have a nice day!

  6. Happy 1st Anniversary! The cupcake looks lovely and perfect for any celebration!

  7. Congratulations on one year! These cupcakes look like a great way to celebrate!

    Looks yummy :D


  9. Happy blog birthday! The lemon curd cupcakes look amazing.

  10. Congrats on one full year of food blogging! :) These cupcakes look like the perfect treat to celebrate! :)

  11. Congrats! Happy Blog Birthday! And how nice of you to make cupcakes. And lemon is my favorite flavor - how thoughtful! ;-) Fun post - thanks.

  12. Happy, happy birthday to your wonderful blog! My hubby would love these cupcakes...he adores lemon! What a nice way to celebrate :)

  13. Happy 1st anniversary! Lovely & delicious cupcake for the occasion! Looks so cute with the candle! :)

  14. happy blog birthday!! yayy!! the cupcakes look like the perfect way to celebrate!

  15. you had me on LEMON, babe.

    these cupcakes looks sinful and gorgeous.

    Happy Blogoversary! X

  16. Happy 1st Blog Birthday to you!!!
    I have so enjoyed coming to visit your blog and seeing what you have been cooking. Always looks and sounds so tasty :))
    Here is to a very successful 2nd year.
    Your cupcakes look really delicious and lemon too - my favourite. :)

  17. Happy 1st Blog Bday!! And what a yummy way to celebrate :) Fresh lemon cupcakes are the best in the summer! Congrats again!!

  18. Congratulations, Dawn!! I've enjoyed watching you try new things and come up with some great meals this past year. Have a blessed day!

  19. Happy Anniversary! Lemon cupcakes always a great way to celebrate everything and anything...love that little candle in the cupcake!