It may have snowed over 5 inches here in NJ, but in my head, March means Spring, and Spring means plenty of sunshine and fresh flavors!
I know living in the Northeast means I should “be okay” with the idea of a snowstorm in March, but one never truly gets used to the winters up here. You sort of just, deal with them.
You deal because the snow is gorgeous around the winter holidays, and you deal because everywhere south of NJ means even hotter and more humid summers.
Humidity and I do not mix. So I guess I’ll put up with this last (hear that Mother Nature? I said LAST) snowstorm because I know that spring is on its way.
I’ve even made these Triple Citrus Cupcakes to welcome it to NJ!
If you are in need of a bit of sunshine in your life, you’re going to want to whip up these Triple Citrus Cupcakes ASAP. An orange-flavored cupcake topped with lemon curd and a fresh, tangy lime buttercream, these cupcakes are the best way to add a little “Spring” to your step.
Get it? Spring? In your step?
We’ve already established that I enjoy eye-roll humor, yes? Puns and play-on-words are always welcome on this blog. 😉
But seriously, folks: these cupcakes are simple and make use of all the lovely citrus that you can pick up at the grocery store. We may all be dreaming of berries and other summer fruits, but oranges, limes, and lemons are ripe for the picking around this time of year.
I also love lemon curd because it packs a lot of flavor. One small jar usually keeps me content for at least a month, and spreading a thin layer on these cupcakes keeps them moist and adds a pleasant sweet tangy-ness.
Is tangy-ness a word? Can we make it a word? I want to use it to descirbe the fresh lime buttercream as well. With plenty of fresh zest and juice, the buttercream on these cupcakes tastes like key lime pie, or a virgin margarita.
Hmm, I wonder if I can add tequila to buttercream…
If you’re still looking for recipes for St. Patrick’s Day (and don’t care for minty desserts) or are planning early for Easter, why not try out these Triple Citrus Cupcakes? They’ll bring a bit of sunshine to your shindig, regardless of the occasion.