||Luscious Lemon-Filled Cupcakes
||Cake, lemon, cupcake
1 3/4 c Whole wheat pastry flour
1 tb Baking powder
1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
1/4 c Butter, softened, PLUS
2 tb Butter, softened
1/2 c Honey, warmed
8 Egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 tb Lemon juice
1/2 c Milk
2 tb Cornstarch, dissolved in 1
-cup cold water
1/2 c Honey
2 Egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/4 c Lemon juice
1 ts Butter
Makes 1 to 1-1/2 dozen
Preheat oven to 325F. Butter muffin tins or line with paper cups.
Sift flour with baking powder and nutmeg. In a large bowl beat together
butter and honey for 3 minutes. Add egg yolks and continue to beat until
fluffy. Mix in lemon juice. Add flour mixture and milk alternately, beating
well after each addition. Using 1/2 of the batter, fill tins 1/3 full. Add
1 teaspoon lemon filling to each cupcake, top with remaining batter, and
bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Makes 1 to 1-1/2 dozen cupcakes.
Lemon Filling: Place dissolved cornstarch and honey in a medium-size
saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add a little hot
mixture to egg yolks. Add egg yolks to saucepan and cook for 2 minutes,
stirring constantly. Add lemon juice and butter. Stir until butter melts.
Cool before using. Yields about 1-1/2 cups.
Shared by: June Hoffman 4/93