Friday, July 15, 2011

Lemon Yogurt Cupcakes With Raspberry (Strawberry) Jam {MSC}

I like to involve the kids in my baking projects, and since we are spending a couple of weeks at Grandma's house, today's Martha Stewart Cupcake Club assignment provided another perfect opportunity for them to participate.

Here they are, mixing away!

All I can say to this is, "Martha, Martha, Martha!"
Do we really need all these bowls?

I must confess, I'm a bit of a lazy one-bowl baker.  I'm not yet convinced that whipping the egg whites into soft peaks improves the batter. For the sake of self-improvement, however, today I stuck with the program.  I'm also usually cavalier in my fat-free, low-fat substitutions, but today, once again, I put aside my non-conformist ways and precisely followed the recipe!

As precisely as one can, that is, with lots and lots of help!

Everyone wanted a turn at squeezing the lemons!

Which wasn't as easy as it appeared!

Here's the fluffy batter.  We made 12 standard-sized cupcakes and 24 minis.

Here's my sink full of pain and suffering  for separating out the ingredients!

The cupcakes sliced easily as the recipe promised, making it easy to fill with jam.
I was so excited to use the Hand Picked Strawberry Jam we made earlier this week!

The lemon in the cupcakes was subtle, so we tried some of the mini cupcakes with a lemon glaze.
Definitely tasty.

And I always seem to have leftover cream cheese frosting in the fridge.
These were yummy, too!

Thanks to Jenny at Give Cupcakes for this month's selection!

COMING AUGUST 15th:  Rhubarb Cupcakes With Whipped Cream!


  1. I LOVED these. Yours look beautiful. What cute little helpers!

  2. They look great! I like the lemon glaze idea. I also found the lemon taste a little too subtle...but I thought it was because I didn't have any lemons on hand to add the zest

  3. I would have loved help with squeezing the lemons.

  4. My oh my oh my those look elegant and lovely. Probably all that special attention from all the sous chefs! It's funny how perspectives are different as I have been doing a lot of French cooking from Le Cordon Bleu in the past couple of years and talk about dishes and this recipe seemed easy, fast, with very few dishes! We loved these much more than I thought we would, definitely a repeat!

  5. You are quoting Brady Bunch, aren't you? I hear that from my hubs from time to time.

  6. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! Jan can never live up to her beautiful sister. We all have a "Marcia" in our lives, don't we? :-)