As you have probably gathered, I am a chocolate girl through and through. It is my go to ingredient when baking and I will always chose it as a treat. But if I’m trying other styles of cake, I want them to be full to the brim with flavour. I’m talking extra buttercream with tangy jam or toffee sauce that oozes all over the plate. I’m not one for plain bakes. I want something that tastes incredible with every bite.
I had a go at making a lemon drizzle cake a few months ago. It was successful in that I didn’t burn it and people nodded with satisfaction as they took their first bite. I didn’t have anyone saying ‘ummm’ or ‘oh my god’ as they worked their way through their slice. I enjoyed a few bites but wasn’t fussed about eating anymore. Why? Because it didn’t make my taste buds do the macarena in my mouth. Therefore it wasn’t worth the calories!
I made the decision to give lemon another go – I owed it that! I do enjoy the flavour but I knew I needed to kick it up a gear. So I added lemon curd, lemon buttercream, and lemon icing to the equation. The cupcakes were delicious! A whole lot of tang and a sprinkle of sourness. The perfect mixture for my demanding taste buds!