Yes, I know, I am late to post. You see, I made these cupcakes last Friday but life became crazy with a teething baby, guests coming into town, a teething baby, baptismal classes, and a teething baby. So, I didn't get a chance to post. But, I am here now. I might be sleep-deprived and have a six-month-old creature sleeping on me, but I am here. Better late than never, right?
Well, so here is the deal. I have been on a cupcake baking frenzy. In order to save a couple of dollars, I have opted to not only make the lunch we will be serving for my son's baptism, but also to make cupcakes instead of ordering a fancy cake as my family always does. I make desserts all the time, but I have yet to really flex my cake or cupcake muscle--mainly because I don't have one. You see, I can follow directions and bake well enough, but I am horrible at decorating. So, I usually stick to desserts that don't require a lot of skill in that department. But I digress. What I am trying to say is that I made this cake into cupcakes because I made the recipe at the end of a long week of cupcake baking and I was on a role; it's that simple.
So, what did I think of this recipe? Well, it really is more of a pound cake (as the book said) and I would not suggest making cupcakes out of them. While the cake was good and enjoyable, I think it would have been better served in slices topped with whipped cream and strawberries. It was a little too dense to be served with vanilla icing. To be honest though, while it was pretty good, I wasn't blown away by either the flavor or the texture. I added the juice of one lemon since I had noticed that many people had said that the lemon flavor is weak and so it did have a strong enough flavor, but it was simple, straight-on lemon flavor. I felt that it was missing the depth or nuance you find with really good cakes. I also found the texture to be very dense. It just wasn't my thing. But, as always, I am glad to have tried it.
Here is a picture of one of my cupcakes:
For those who might enjoy a denser cake, please visit Treats or The Beauty of Life for the recipe.