Do you love lemons? Lemons bring sunshine into my life. I love them! Although, I might love them, it took three times experimenting in the MCT kitchen before getting these little bites of lemony sunshine to the perfect texture. Something that I thought would be an easy win-win in the kitchen ended up testing my science of baking know how.
MCT KITCHEN TESTING
As I mentioned, I experimented with these cupcakes three times before getting the perfect texture along with the perfect amount of moistness.
Experiment 1 – I used butter, milk and lemon juice for moistness and flavor and self rising flour for leavening. And eggs of course for binding everything together. The cupcakes had a great flavor, but the cupcakes had a somewhat cornmeal like texture. No…no…no!
Experiment 2 – I used butter, buttermilk and lemon juice for moistness and flavor and all-purpose flour and baking powder and salt for leavening. The texture was okay but not as tender and moist as I preferred. Nope…not a keeper!
Experiment 3 (Winner) – I increased the buttermilk by two tablespoons and added an extra egg yolk. The cupcakes were soft and moist. We have a winner!!! Continue Reading…