Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cupcake Flavours: Frutti

Cupcakes come in all sorts of flavours but some of my favourite are those with fruit mixed in. The natural sweetness of fruits create a wonderful balance to the richness of the cake and frosting. Here are some of my favourites:

Blueberry & Cream Cupcakes

Bananarama - Banana is great on it's own, even better as a cake/bread, so it's natural that as a cupcake it rocks. Best eaten with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Strawberry Sweetheart - Chopped fresh strawberries are used in this cupcake so there are strawberries in every bite. This cupcake makes a pretty-in-pink treat when paired with Strawberry Meringue Buttercream made with strawberry puree. You will be able to smell the strawberries before you even bite into it.

Strawberry Filled - Another tasty option is a Butter/Vanilla cupcake with strawberry jam filling.
*Strawberries are seasonal, so will depend on the seasons.

Lemon Demon - Fresh lemon peel folded into the cupcake batter that gives you images of summer with every bite.

Lemon Meringue - Who can resist tender lemon buttermilk cupcake with a goey lemon curd filling topped with marshmallowy meringue? No one!

Blueberry - Slightly lighter than their muffin cousins, these fruity cupcakes are reminiscent of summer. They can be paired with whipped cream topping or for more packed flavour, cream cheese frosting.

Raspberry Ripple - Raspberries are folded into this Buttermilk batter to create a flavourful and slightly tangy cupcake. The buttermilk cake yields a wonderful crumb to this cupcake. Shown below with Raspberry buttercream. One bite and it will catapult you back to the last time you had it's inspiration - Raspberry Ripple ice cream.


  1. Lemon meringue cupcakes?? I need to order some of those, for, um, a special day, like, um, aaah....Summer vacation! Yes, that's it! Summer Vacation! ^.~ What is a good excuse to order some scrumptious cupcakes? Help me out so I can order some and not have my husband get mad at me!

  2. LOL. For you Sarah, I am sure I can work something out for you. : ) When were you thinking of having this 'occassion'?


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