Lemon Cupcakes with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
When I was younger and cool, I lived in Chicago where the people know how to celebrate SPD. It quickly became my favorite day of the year. The river is dyed green, bars open at 8am, people are happy and we carried around a 6ft tall blow up leprechaun named Seamus.
So in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I give to you lemon cupcakes with lime cream cheese frosting. Usually I just do the the lemon cupcake with plain cream cheese frosting, but I had to turn it up a notch for St. Paddy's Day. I've celebrated SPD in flip flops and in winter coats, but each year it means spring is so close. And what says spring and the luck 'o the Irish better than a lemon lime combo.
Baking tip: Measuring Flour
Measuring flour correctly in baking is super important. A little too much or too little flour can completely change a recipe and ruin your hard work.
Instead of dipping your measuring cup into the container of flour, take a large spoon and spoon the flour into the measuring cup until overfilled. Then take a straight edge like the back of a knife and scrape the excess flour off the top of the measuring cup. Your cupcakes will thank you.