Limoncello Cupcakes #TuesdayswithDorie

These Limoncello Cupcakes have a triple dose of the famous Italian lemon liqueur plus a marmalade surprise in each center!

Limoncello Cupcakes | Buttercream topped cupcakes with a triple dose of limoncello

Limoncello Trifecta

Lemon fans with go nuts for these citrus cupcakes. With lemon zest and limoncello in the batter, limoncello syrup painted on the warm cupcakes and a limoncello infused buttercream these limoncello cupcakes were truly dreamy. Plus they were filled with a teaspoon of marmalade for an extra punch of flavor–lemon if you have it, but I used the classic orange. Knowing the picky hubby only eats grape, seedless raspberry and strawberry jams and jellies, I left half unfilled. Sigh.

Limoncello Cupcakes | Buttercream topped cupcakes with a triple dose of limoncello

A French Dose of Icing

Dorie revealed that the French prefer a little swirl of frosting versus the billowy American trend. The dousing with syrup did a lovely job of keeping the revealed surface moist, so full coverage just wasn’t needed. But feel free to double the frosting recipe if you prefer a higher frosting to cake ratio. The family fancied these boozy gems—though when the chocolate Easter lamb and mousse filled chocolate cake were completed on Sunday, the poor fellows got forgotten. Timing is everything!

Limoncello Cupcakes | Buttercream topped cupcakes with a triple dose of limoncello

 

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To see what the other Doristas thought about these Limoncello Cupcakes, check the LYL page on the Tuesdays with Dorie site. This recipe can be found on page 194 of  Baking Chez Moi, Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere, by Dorie Greenspan. All the recipes I’ve tested have been winners and this cookbook is highly worth the investment—especially if you’re a baker. You can also view it on Google Books.

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Comments

  1. Cupcakes for me! They look fantastic!

  2. These are my new favourite – and I loved them so much I don’t even think frosting is needed!

  3. They look just perfect.

  4. These were good, weren’t they – your look great. Ah Bill, we are going to have to expand his culinary horizons one day.

  5. Trifecta is right! My coworkers loved all the lemon!

  6. Liz, I absolutely LOVE these cupcakes!!! I am a lemon freak!!! and that marmalade surprise in the center?!! These are gorgeous!!!

  7. Your frosting looks quite ethereal – beautiful!

  8. they looked terrific–I wouldn’t be able to forget about them! I like the way these got the perfect dome in the oven.

  9. lemon is one of the best flavors to me for baking and i love it in a cupcake. The perfect portion of frosting on top and it is a winner. this looks so great

  10. These lemon cupcakes look ever so beautiful!

  11. I am a lemon nut and you are right! I am going crazy over these!

  12. I agree that if there is chocolate in the house it takes priority. We enjoyed these. My husband loves orange marmalade so it went in all. Have a great week.

  13. What lovely cupcakes!!
    Look beautiful!!!

  14. OMG! Talk about divine! I’m loving your lemon desserts lately, Liz, and these cupcakes are no exception. Love!!

  15. Liz, these look so good and I even have a bottle of limoncello. My problem is that I don’t really like lemon in desserts. Yeah. I’m one of those weird ones.

  16. I just want to spoon off that frosting and eat it. 😉 Beautiful photos, as always, Liz.

  17. The cupcake look yummy. The frosting looks like the perfect amount.

  18. Your cupcakes look great…the frosting looks perfect!

  19. These cupcakes are lovely! Filling them with the orange marmalade looks so yummy indeed!

  20. Your cupcakes look delicious. Love the garnishes on the side.

  21. Very interesting note about the French and frosting, Liz. I hadn’t really thought about it before but very true if you think of Parisian pastry shops…No wonder I’m not a Francophile =) I am however a huge fan of this scrumptious sounding cupcake with the soak of syrup and sock it to me flavor of Limoncello!

    =)

  22. Beauties, and I love that surprise lemon filling!

  23. Very pretty, Liz, I really loved these.

  24. Your cupcakes look like perfection! And I agree that the syrup helped keep the top of the cupcakes moist!

  25. One peek inside that cupcake and I was in love.

  26. Beautiful presentation Liz..love the bit of blue in your pics..so Spring-y and nice ;). This is a good recipe and goes on my will make it again list…hope you’re having a great week xxooxx Patty

  27. I am absolutely a lemon lover so these cupcakes are right up my alley! These are beautiful! I love the filling inside!

  28. Beautiful! I like the photo showing the inside.

  29. Lizzy,
    I would have to leave the cupcakes empty too., My hubby wouldn’t eat them with the filling either.
    Annamaria

  30. I have a Limoncello bottle in my fridge that I bring from Italie ! I will do this recipe, it looks gorgeous 🙂

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