What you'll need
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, room temp.
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup lemon juice
Lemon zest to taste
Whipped cream and berries
Mix flour, powder, and salt in small bowl. In medium bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in flour mixture and buttermilk alternately. Mix in lemon juice and zest.
Bake at 350°F/175°C for 20 minutes. Makes ~18 cupcakes.
After cupcakes have cooled. Use a small knife to cut a cone-shaped segment from the top of the cupcake. Trim off the bottom of the cone, fill the hole with jam, and cover with the remaining cupcake top. Top with whipped cream and berries.
You could totally use different types of jams and berries with this recipe. And the cupcakes are delicious without any filling or topping too. Question to the more experienced bakers though: what ingredients could be altered/added to make these fluffier? I felt they were a bit dense.
No matter where you are, I hope this brings you a little Spring cheer!
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