BCM Limoncello Cupcakes

Limoncello lemons resizeI had mixed results with these cupcakes. Some liked them, some didn’t.  Mine were quite dense, not light and fluffy.   They weren’t bad, but in my opinion they weren’t good either. They were just “okay”.  I gave one to my husband for breakfast and his comment was, “They’re tough” not exactly the response I was expecting.   The cupcakes were easy to put together, no difficult techniques, well except for applying the frosting.   (Cake decorating is not my thing)   I followed the recipe as written with one exception, I added the Limoncello to the syrup while it was still boiling in order to burn off the alcohol since I was planning to take them to work. I’m not sure why mine were so dense. Did I overwork adding the flour? Maybe. I used paper cupcake liners in the pan so when I brushed the hot syrup on the hot cupcakes a good bit of it ran back into the pan on the outside of the paper and was not able to soak into the cake. It might have been better without the liners or with liners that had tall sides so the syrup would stay inside the liner. Or maybe I baked them too long. I only checked them after 20 minutes and they were done! I probably should have checked them sooner.   I added orange marmalade to the center, but only a very scant teaspoon, it could have used a full teaspoon.   I looked for lemon marmalade and never found any. I considered making my own, but just couldn’t find the time to do it. All that being said, I think I’ll try again and see if I can get better results.Limoncello Thor crop

This post participates in the Baking Chez Moi bake-along.   To see the other participants results visit the Tuesdays with Dorie LYL (Leave your link) blog post.  The recipes are not generally posted online.  You will need to buy the book for the complete set of recipes.

About Created by Carlene

I live in Southern California with my husband, two black cats, Sadie and Samantha, and Thor the Standard Poodle mix.
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10 Responses to BCM Limoncello Cupcakes

  1. We really enjoyed these and ours were quite light… Seems a few people had problems with them being a little dense. Looks like *someone* in your house enjoyed them!

  2. Zosia says:

    Sorry these weren’t a hit for you. Mine were done in 18 minutes and were pretty soft but I do wish I’d poked holes in the cupcakes as some others had so the syrup could get into them.

  3. Love that photo of your dog! Obviously he appreciates all your baking efforts! (So cute!)

  4. I liked the way these turned out but they did have quite a different texture from a butter-based cake recipe. Hopefully the next batch turns out the way you would like.

  5. Mine turned out quite dense as well, not what I was expecting!

  6. Brenda says:

    Awwww… I’m sorry to hear that they didn’t come out as planned. The only negative comment that my mom gave on mine was that she thought they were a little dry. My Dad, Brother, Sister, and I thought they were fine and really loved the bright lemon flavor. I hope they work out better for you next time.

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