Mini G specially requested lemon cake. I find that cupcakes keep and travel well, so I decided to turn what usually would be a traditional lemon cake into something new – Pink Lemonade Cupcakes.
Using the handy Primrose Bakery book again, I tried out their lemon cupcake recipe.
I love lemon zest. It’s such a wake up flavor.
As it was Mini G’s idea, he wanted to help. I got out the cupcake pen and set him to work.
Mini G also decided the cupcakes should have pink icing.
These remind me of having pink lemonade on hot summer days. The added sparkle makes them that much more fun. If only summer would get here faster!
It’s rare that the hubs and I get a lie in on a Sunday as Mini G tends to wake up before the sun and insists we get up too. This particular weekend however, Mini G had a sleepover at Nanny and Poppy’s. I took advantage of the leisurely situation and decided to try out a new pancake recipe from one of the newest cookbooks in my collection – French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook.
I’m a big fan of Mireille Guiliano’s books and ethos on life in general. This recipe did not disappoint, in fact for a “healthy breakfast” it tastes very indulgent.
The lemon is a morning wake up for the taste buds.
The ricotta makes the pancakes fluffy and light.
It was a brilliant recipe to test on a quiet Sunday morning. I only hope that there will be more like this in my future. Saying that… Pancake day is just 2 days away. Mmmm…. pancakes!