Friday, May 20, 2011

I Finally Did It: Lemon Cupcakes filled with Cream Cheese and Pie Filling

I finally did it!! It has taken me two weeks to make these cupcakes. The recipe has been laying in my kitchen waiting for my undivided attention.

And this recipe is linked to Sweets for a Saturday. There are a lot of great recipes over there. Make sure you stop by.

Every time I tried to make these cupcakes, I would get distracted by this mutt....

He looks so comfy, snoozing all day, not a care in the world (except for his food and treats), I just want to curl up beside him and be comfy too.

The dog wins every time. But not today!! I forced myself to ignore him.

I found the recipe for lemon cupcakes at Annie's Eats. I added the rest.

I added cream cheese and blueberry pie filling to the center.

After the cupcakes cooled, I frosted one with butter cream frosting. I found out quickly that it did not match the light lemony flavor of the cake. I then topped one with whipped cream.

The whipped cream is a perfect match.

I ate part of one (What? Did you actually think I could go without eating one, two, four, ten?) so you can see the inside.

Blueberries and lemon.....not one thing better!

Lemon Cupcakes filled with Cream Cheese and Blueberry Pie Filling

For the cupcakes

3/4 c. plus 2 TBS, all-purpose flour
3/4 c. cake flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
8 TBS unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 c. plus 2 TBS sugar
zest of 1 lemon
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 TBS lemon juice (juice of one lemon)
1/2 c. plus 3 TBS milk, at room temperature

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners. In a medium bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder, and salt; whisk together and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter, sugar and lemon zest. Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla and lemon juice. With the mixer on low speed, mix in half of the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Blend in the milk. Mix in the rest of the dry ingredients, beating just until incorporated.
Pour cake batter into a serving bowl and wash the mixing bowl.

For the cream cheese and pie filling:

1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 egg
2 TBS sugar
splash of vanilla extract
Blueberry pie filling

Place cream cheese, egg, sugar, and splash of vanilla in the mixing bowl and mix until well blended.

Place a small amount of cake batter into each cupcake liner. Add a small amount of cream cheese mixture, and a small amount of blueberry pie filling. Fill the rest of the way with more cake batter (I filled mine almost to the top of the paper liners).
Bake for 23-27 minutes. Let the cakes cool in pan for about five minutes before removing them to a wire rack.
When the cakes are completely cool, top with whipped cream, or topping of your choice.

"But require them to make the same number of bricks as before; don't reduce the quota. They are lazy; that is why they are crying out, "Let us go and sacrifice to our God." Make the work harder for the men so that they keep working and pay no attention to lies."
Exodus 5:8-9

The unhappy result is more work, harder work, and more weight. When we spend a lot of time complaining, making excuses, and putting off till tomorrow, we feel like our work load is too impossible to accomplish. Sometimes hardship (discipline) comes from obeying God. We sometimes need to force ourselves to get jobs done. Are you following God but still suffering - or suffering even worse than before? If your life is miserable, or you feel like you have too much on your plate, don't assume you have fallen out of God's favor. You may be suffering for doing good in an evil world. Sometimes we push ourselves to get things done, and then sometimes we use "I always have tomorrow". But it would probably be in our best interest to do what we can today. Use our time wisely, and not let our burdens build up, causing ourselves a miserable feeling.

5 comments:

  1. Oh my word! Seriously this looks AMAZING. My parents will be coming into town today to visit I am going to go make this up right now!

    xo

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  2. Oh Girl!!! What a delightful combination of flavors. I LOVE them all. Thanks for sharing - wish I could come over and share a few with you. =) MMMMMM!!

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  3. These look like the bomb... LOL yummy blueberries and lemon together... are so good...just like peaches and blueberries.... yummmmm... so wanting these

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  4. I love the ways these look. I'm a big fan of blueberries and cheesecake together. Yummy! And, I love the ease of a cupcakes - plus you can eat more. I want to try these very soon. I would love it if you would share your recipe at my linky party at A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday!

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/05/sweet-indulgences-sunday-5.html

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  5. What a fantastic recipe...my mouth is watering! You should totally enter it in the Better Recipes "lemon" contest this week!

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