Welcome to the August edition of the Martha Stewart Cupcake Club, featuring Triple Citrus Cupcakes. Marthe, of Culinary Delights, chose these cupcakes, which seem just the thing for hot weather (not that we are having any in LA these days, but in theory). They were tart, with a delicious glaze and you really tasted the orange, lemon and lime.
These cupcakes are a snap to make, especially if you have a micro-plane zester. As we all know, Sarah loves zesting, so these are perfect cupcakes for her, and anyone else who enjoys that activity. The one change I made to this recipe was to rub together the sugar and the zest before creaming them into the butter (a trick learned from Dorie Greenspan), which I think added to the flavor.
These had a really good citrus flavor. I found them to be more like muffins than cupcakes, especially without the glaze, so I think you could be justified in eating them for breakfast. I made the glaze with less sugar than Martha suggests and they were really tart with the glaze on, but in a good way. I made lime flavored glaze, but you could make lemon or orange and I think it would be delicious. I would definitely make these again and may try grapefruit too!
Thanks Marthe for the great pick. You can find the recipe in Martha Stewart Cupcakes or here.