Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mini Golf

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BEFORE I MET him, I had already heard stories about Nick's uncle, one of which I had to see to believe. Appropriately nicknamed "Tiger" as in Tiger Woods, he had already proven time and time again that he was a Wii Golf champion. I was most disbelieving of the dessert fiend rumor until it was confirmed one night when he gobbled up a plate of at least 30 mini lemon drizzles.

Using this knowledge of his lemon fanaticism and unrivaled golf acumen, I decided to whip up some luxuriously rich lemon cupcakes modeled after a golf course.

The finished product was awesomewith green sanding sugar for the "grass", mini jawbreakers for golf balls, and golf flags made from yellow construction paper that I cut out and glued to toothpicks. I also used crushed graham crackers for the bunkers, but crushed vanilla wafers would work just as well.

Anyone want to play mini golf? ;-)

{Tart Lemon Cupcakes}

Difficulty Level: Easy
Time: 35 minutes preparation, 20-25 minutes baking
Yields: 15 regular-sized cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • mini jawbreakers

DIRECTIONS

Combine slightly softened butter with sugar, and cream together. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Combine all dry ingredients. Alternately add dry ingredients and sour cream into mixture. Bake at 375° F for 25-30 minutes. Remove, cool for 10 minutes, frost, and get ready for "tea time"!


xo, margaret

2 comments:

Maria @ Scandi foodie said...

They look adorable! Love the lemon in the cupcakes too!

Shannon said...

This is SO cute! I love your creativity. :)